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Downtown SLO Farmers' Market Expands to Five Blocks, Adds Food Vendors, Entertainment, and More Beginning June 17, 2021

For Immediate Release

Whitney Chaney, Program Director, Downtown SLO
(805) 234-9676 or

Downtown SLO Farmers' Market Expands to Five Blocks, Adds Food Vendors, Entertainment, and More Beginning June 17, 2021

San Luis Obispo, CA - After more than a year of non-operation due to COVID-19, then five weeks of operating as an Essentials Market since opening in reduced capacity May 6- June 10, Downtown SLO is thrilled to announce that the Thursday Night Farmers’ Market will be returning to full operations, taking over five blocks of Higuera street every Thursday beginning June 17 from 6-9 pm.

Downtown SLO is excited to welcome our community back to the Market. In addition to the Certified Farmers Market section, which features 25-30 produce vendors each week, Market visitors can now expect to see the following types of vendors when they come Downtown on Thursday nights:

  • Certified Farmers offering fresh local produce
  • Food Artisans offering pre-sealed to-go food items/ingredients such as bread, pastries, salsa, and more.
  • Craft/Home goods such as soap, salves, candles, and more.
  • Hot/Cold food, including BBQ, Korean, Indian, tamales, donuts, and more.
  • Entertainment, including market favorites like Lord of the Cello (electric cello), Derek Derek (acrobats and juggling), comedy acts, rock covers, and more.

Vendors and Entertainment Market Map

The Market will take place from 6 to 9 pm on Higuera Street from Nipomo to Osos. 

As a reminder, per CA State Health & Safety Code, only service animals are allowed at Farmers’ Markets in California.

The Market is proud to offer EBT since 2016. EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) otherwise known as CalFresh, can be redeemed at the Market Information Booth located at the intersection of Chorro and Higuera Street. 

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low income and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.

In accordance with the state of California reopening guidelines, masks, and social distancing will not be required at the Market.

For more information on the market please visit and follow @DowntownSLOFarmersMarket

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