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The North San Diego
Certified Farmers Market

and Specialty Faire

Farmers Market will be held on
Sunday April 10, 2011

Dear Farmers Market Community,

We are excited to announce that we have found a new host for our Certified Farmers Market, and THERE WILL BE a market on Sunday April 10th.

The new location is 4 miles north of Webb Park, on the border of Rancho Bernardo and Escondido.

Starting this Sunday April 10th, our entire Certified Farmers Market has been invited to share the Sikes Adobe Historical Farmstead with Sikes Adobe Certified Farmers Market, combining our efforts, resources, and energies to bring North San Diego Communities everything they've come to expect from the Webb Park Certified Farmers Market, and more.

The Sikes Adobe Farmhouse is a State Point of Historic Interest and a City of San Diego historic site that is being restored by the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority to its period of significance the period from 1869 to 1899 which is the time period when it was occupied by the Sikes family. From it we can learn what life was like for the pioneer settlers in San Diego shortly after statehood. The Farmhouse was initially restored in January 2004. In October 2007 it was burned to the ground except for the adobe walls. Rebuilding began in August 2009. The Grand Re-Opening Ceremony was held June 26, 2010.

We once again have a unique and exceptional venue in which to operate our Certified Farmers Market. Combined with the experience of Christine Bass, who is the caretaker for the Farmstead and has been involved in the Farmstead Certified Farmers market since November 2010, we are ready to resume our market operations and anticipate further expansion of the market as we begin build on the potential this collaboration presents for us all.

The market hours will remain 10am-4pm; the Farmstead Certified Farmers Market is revising their hours in order to best accommodate the expectations of our current shoppers.

Additional features of the new market environment include a rotating availability of: pony rides, trail rides, wagon rides, and tours of the Historic Sikes Adobe Farmstead. And don't forget our kids jumpers!

On April 17th, the  Sikes Adobe Certified Farmers Market is holding a Spring Social, including an Easter Egg Hunt. They are making us feel so very welcome, and the historic atmosphere is amazing; truly a value-added contribution to our "different kind" of Farmers Market.

After the next 2 weeks (4/10 and 4/17) at the Sikes Adobe Farmstead, the North San Diego Certified Farmers Market will be closed on Easter April 24, and will resume operations on Sunday May 1st at the Sikes Adobe Farmstead.

Here are some of the details:

  • It is located in the very northernmost part of San Diego, bordering on Escondido.

  • The Farmstead is located directly across the street from North County Fair, right next to the I-15.

  • It is exactly 4 miles from Webb Park (a 5 minute drive)

  • Hours are: 10am-4pm.

  • The market will be CLOSED for Easter, April 24th.

Directions from Webb Park:

  • Take I-15 north, to Via Rancho Parkway, toward Felicita Park/San Diego Wild Animal Park.

  • Turn Right onto E. Via Rancho Parkway.

  • Pass the Shell Station and the Chevron Station on the right; turn right at the Traffic light onto Sunset Drive.

  • Follow the entrance driveway to the right, past the Golf Driving Range.

  • Continue ahead across the wooden bridge, and you will have entered the Farmstead grounds.

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We are VERY excited about these developments, and it can truly be said that every cloud DOES have a silver lining. By consolidating our Farmers Market efforts, we offer the community a bigger, better, stronger Farmers Market - one that continues to support the needs of the community, farmers, and vendors, and now can also contribute to the preservation of our Local History, playing an integral role in ensuring that treasures from our past continue to be a source of inspiration for future generations.

Please plan on joining us on Sunday April 10th at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead from 10am-4pm to see your old favorites, and be introduced to new ones. 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido, CA 92025.

We again want to thank the community and our Farmers, Vendors, Shoppers, and Patrons for their outspoken support; we stand by our commitment to continue to bring Fresh Local Produce directly to the community, and to create a weekly experience for the benefit of the community and the businesses that call the Farmers Market home.

Claire Winnick 858-735-5311
Richard Knudson 619-339-1970
North San Diego Certified Farmers Market Co-Managers