The La Jolla Open Aire Market turns 14 this month. The local farmers market at La Jolla Elementary School, which benefits the public school, will have a big Harvest Festival this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come dressed in a costume and enjoy live music, a balloon artist, a calk walk, carnival games, arts and crafts, prizes, and, of course, all the regular vendors.
The La Jolla Open Aire Market is a great way to stock up on fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheeses, breads, desserts, nuts and a variety of prepared foods. In addition, numerous local artistics and food court vendors set up each Sunday.
The farmers market started as a fundraiser to pay for a library and librarian 14 years ago. It reached and surpasseded that original goal and now funds various initiatives at LJES, including school improvements and programs such as a library, art, music, technology, nurse, extra teachers for lower class sizes in 4th and 5th grade, and instructional supplies.
In addition to helping the children of LJES, the market has also become a vibrant weekly event and gathering place for the entire La Jolla community, explained parent Wendy LaGrange.
Read a little bit more about some of the La Jolla Open Aire Market vendors:
- The Loose Leaf Organic Tea Brings its Blends to the La Jolla Farmers Market
- The Sweet Smell of Alfredo Hidalgo's Flower Stand
- It's What's Under the Crust that Matters
- Recipe: Getting Creative with Goat Cheese
- Terra Bella Ranch Offers a Lesson in Fresh Produce
- Recipe: Fresh Uses for a Unique Fruit
- Fresh Ingredients for a Hearty Sunday Dinner
- Recipe: A Sweet Use for a Sweet Fruit