Where to buy organic in San Diego

A selection of markets, stores, restaurants and special services.

Certified Farmers' Markets


San Diego      El Cajon Blvd. at 4300 Marlborough    10am - 2pm
               3 blks E of 40th St.)

Solana Beach   124 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.,               2pm - 5pm
               SB Plaza Parking Lot	


Coronado       Old Ferry Landing, corner             2:30pm - 6pm
               of First & B Street

Escondido      Grand Ave. & Broadway                 3pm - 7pm


Escondido      North County Market, 12679 Sunset     9am - noon
               Drive (across from North County Fair)

Carlsbad       Roosevelt between Grand Ave.          2pm - 6pm
               & Carlsbad Village Dr.

Ocean Beach    Newport Avenue, west of               4pm - 7pm
               Sunset Cliffs Blvd.


Oceanside      500 block of Third Street             9am - 12:30pm

Mission Valley Hazard Center, Camino Del Rio N. &    2:30pm - 6:30pm
               Mission Center

Chula Vista    Third Avenue &  E Street              3pm - 6pm

Vista          100 - 300 block of E. Vista Way       6pm - 9pm
               April 18 through October 31


Encinitas      Moonlight Beach, 3rd & C St.          3pm - 6pm

Fallbrook      Alvarado & Main Street                9am - 1pm

Julian         Frank Lane Park, Just north of        2:30pm - 7pm
               town on Farmers Rd.

La Mesa        8500 Allison Street                   3pm - 6pm
               (East Spring Street)

Rancho Bernardo 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte,         9am - noon
Winery          Rancho Bernardo

Ramona          649 Main Street & 7th                 9am - noon


Temecula        Third & Front Street                  8am - noon

Pacific Beach   Promenade, Mission Blvd. Between      8am - noon
                Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd.

Vista           Corner of Eucalyptus & Escondido      8am - 11am
                (City Hall Parking Lot)

Poway           Old Poway Park, Corner of             8am - 11am
                Midland & Temple

Del Mar         City Hall Parking Lot, Corner of      1pm - 4pm
                El Camino Del Mar & 10th St.

Grocery Stores

The following stores carry organic produce and organic processed foods:

Annie's Market         16089 San Dieguito Rd.             759-9443
                       #H, Rancho Santa Fe

Casady's Whole Foods Market
                       284 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas   436-3663
                       745 First St., Encinitas           633-3663
                       3960 W. Point Loma Blvd.           523-3663

Country Girl           12222 Poway Rd., Poway             748-9012
  Nutrition Shop (1)

Cream of the Crop      2009 South Hill, Oceanside         433-2757

Deli & Bakery Natural  7339 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.         571-1688
  Foods (2)

Gold Mine Natural      3419 Hancock St., San Diego        296-8536
  Food Co. (3)

Greentree Grocers
                       8704 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa    463-7267 
                       3560 Mount Acadia, San Diego       560-1975

Growers Direct         7055 University Ave., La Mesa      462-2532
Hillcrest Health       405 Washington, San Diego          298-8206
  Food (4)

House of Natural Foods 7521 Fay Ave., La Jolla            454-4515

In Harmony Herbs &     4808 Santa Monica Ave.,            223-8051
  Spices (5)             Ocean Beach

Jimbo's Naturally      3918 30th St.                      294-8055

Jimbo's Del Mar        12853 El Camino Real, Del Mar      793-7755

Jonathan of La         7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla            459-2677
  Jolla (1)

Lifestyles Nutrition   8280 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego    566-6520
  Center (4)

Major Market           1855 S. Center City Parkway,       741-7827

Nature Storehouse      307 3rd Ave., Chula Vista          425-7480

Ocean Beach People's   1763 Voltaire St., Ocean Blvd.     224-1387
  Natural Foods Market

Rancho Farm Naturally
                       16777 Bernardo Center Dr.,         674-1011
                         Rancho Bernardo
                       5664 Mission Center Rd., San Diego 574-1104

Rocky Peaks Farm       936 S. Main St., Fallbrook         728-9309

Seacoast Natural Foods 600 Palm. Ave. #106, Imperial      429-1779

Seaside Market         2087 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff       753-5445

Secret Garden          2530 West Vista Way, Suite R,      722-3870

Stay Well Health Foods 644 7th Ave., San Diego            239-6493

The following markets carry some organic produce regularly, but not a full selection. They may also carry some organic processed foods.

Boney's Lucky Ralph's Grocery Co. Trader Joe's(4) Vons Whole Foods (opening late October 1996)

(1)Small selection of organic packaged goods.
(2)Uses some organic ingredients in prepared foods such as breads, salads, rice dishes, etc.
(3)Sells packaged organic goods. Bulk, wholesale, and special order services available.
(4)Organic packaged goods only.
(5)Carries a small selection of organic specialty items such as herbs, spices, and teas, etc.


Garden Taste             1237 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar         793-1500

Kung Food                2949 5th Ave., San Diego             297-2883
                         Vegetarian, nondairy, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Ki's Juice Bar           2591 Coast Highway, Cardiff          436-5236
                         Breakfast, lunch and dinner

The Vegetarian           431 W. 13th Ave., Escondido          740-9596
                         Organic salad bar, soups and sandwiches,
                         breakfast, lunch and dinner

Laurel Restaurant        505 Laurel St., San Diego             239-2222
  & Bar                         40 percent or more of produce used is
                         organic as seasonally available.

Mr. Juice                331 W. Broadway, San Diego            232-5210
                         Uses organic produce for juicing based
                         on availability; call first.

Nectar Juice Bar         6830 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla         454-7110
                         Uses some organic produce for their juices.

Origami                  4th & C St., downtown San Diego       238-3888

San Simeone Restaurant   2035 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff          944-0565
                         About 20% of produce used is organic.

Three Sisters            3935 Mission Ave. #6, Oceanside       967-6777
                         Bakery and restaurant, tamales

Viva Nova Health Foods   1138 Orange Ave., Coronado            435-2124
                         Uses organic ingredients in juices and
                         prepared foods on an as - available basis.

Wine Cellar & Brasserie  9550 Waples St., Ste. 115, San Diego  450-9557
                         40% or more of organic produce used 
                         is organic as seasonally available.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

The Be Wise Ranch in Rancho Bernardo has a CSA program that sells members a box of fresh organic produce every week to be picked up at designated locations around the county. Call 756-3088 for information.
Organics Express in Wildomar has a CSA program that works much the same as Be Wise Ranch with drop-off locations in San Diego county and Orange county. Call (909)678-7514 for more information.
Little Creek Acres in Valley Center also has a CSA program and demonstration farm. Boxes may be picked up weekly at the farm only. Please call 749-9634.

Produce Stands

The Big Orange on Highway 76 offers a variety of fresh produce from the Villalobos Farm on a seasonal basis. The stand is located 16.7 miles east of Highway 15 on the left side of the road heading towards Mt. Palomar. Call 742-1471 for more details.
Apples, plums, and pears may be purchased directly at the packing shed at Pallan Apple Orchard at 30535 Anthony Rd. in Valley Center. It is advisable to call 749-1168 before arriving.