Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Due to COVID-19, the Downtown SLO Thursday Farmers’ Market is not in operation at this time.

Other markets in the county however continue to operate as well as our vendors.

Please CLICK HERE for information on how you can access our market vendors and farmers and continue to support them until our Thursday market returns.

Thank you for shopping local.

COVID-19 Update – We have made the tough decision to cancel the Farmers’ Market beginning March 12th, 2020. We will be on hiatus until further notice.

Plan Your Visit

The Market takes place every Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (weather permitting and excluding major holidays) on Higuera Street between Nipomo and Osos streets.

California Health & Safety Code 114259.5 stipulates that live animals aren’t allowed in certified farmers markets (such as ours) and permitted food facilities, with the exception of service animals. Fraudulently misrepresenting service animals is a misdemeanor (California Penal Code 365.7 [a]). Please, leave your pets at home to keep our Market clean and safe for all guests.

The Downtown Trolley operates every Thursday night from 5 PM to 9 PM on a 15-20 minute loop.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis along surrounding side streets as well as in Downtown parking garages.

For a Parking Map, Click HERE

Free bike valet service on Morro Street sponsored by San Luis Ranch and operated by Bike SLO County

Current vendor? Click HERE to access your account

Want to be a vendor? Click HERE to see if you are eligible

Looking to give the gift of fresh, local produce?

We’ve got just the thing for you! Gift certificate cards are now available at the Downtown SLO Office (1135 Chorro Street) and the Information Booth at Chorro/Higuera on Thursday nights in $2 cards and accepted by all farmers in the certified farmers section at our market!

Entertainment Line Up

at Farmers’ Market

Click on each line-up to see the full-sized image!

Check out our Market Map to find your favorite vendors and
discover some new ones:

History of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

In the late 1970s, Downtown businesses began staying open past 5 p.m. on Thursday evenings to allow people the opportunity to shop after work. Taking advantage of the late night scene, teens started cruising Higuera Street and began deterring patrons from visiting the core of Downtown. In efforts to lure people back to the stores after hours, the Downtown Association barricaded six blocks of Higuera and began arranging for special activities and entertainment. Restaurants began offering food and barbecue ribs, and in the summer of 1983 farmers were invited to sell their produce, marking the official beginning of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market. Fast forward to present day and we are proud to still be offering high quality produce, prepared foods, entertainment, and activities for the community and be known as the premiere event throughout the city on Thursday nights.

For more information about Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market please contact our Market Manager at (805) 541-0286 ext. 2 or

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