One of the many perks of living in San Diego is having year-round access to a bounty of local fruits and vegetables. So it’s no surprise that on any given day you can can stumble upon a market that’s bustling with farmers and local artisans peddling their freshly-picked or home-made goods. You may be thinking this this sounds great for the lucky ones who can leisurely roll out of bed and stroll down to the farmers market with their reusable tote slung over their shoulder. But not so amazing for a young family with an overly-energetic toddler and a double-wide stroller. But think again! Click through the slideshow for the most kid-friendly farmers markets in San Diego the entire family will enjoy.

Poway Farmers Market

Another option for families (and early risers) is this market located in historic Old Poway Park. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., you’ll find an array of produce, including local Eben-Haezer eggs (get there early for the eggs from pastured chickens because they go fast). Perhaps the most awesome part of the market is its location. Old Poway Park features an old-fashioned trolley with rides around the small park for $2.50/adult and $0.50/child, the Nelson House museum, and blacksmith demos (1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.). After a ride on the train, the kids will be begging you to come back to the Poway farmers market!

Insider's Tip: You can easily find parking in the gravel lot across from the market.

14134 Midland Rd.
Poway, Ca
Online: poway.org

Photo: Leah Singer

Did we miss any of your favorite kid-friendly farmer’s markets? If so, please let us know in the comments.

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— Aimee Della Bitta