Vista Farmers Market… where ‘buy local’ has always been cool for 40 years

Where else can you gather with 3,000 of your closest friends every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and enjoy food, sunshine, arts, handmade goods and music?

The Vista Farmers Market, of course!  The market recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and is now San Diego County’s oldest and largest with about 100 farmers and makers gathering each week at the Vista Courthouse parking lot, 325 S. Melrose Drive.

Mark Wall, the market’s coordinator, credits supporters who show up each week rain or shine. The market never closed during the pandemic— providing a lifeline for farmers who delivered much-needed locally grown produce to consumers in a safe open-air environment.

Watch the video tour and meet a few of Vista’s own farmers and makers that make the market so special. is a free service provided to all Vista, California businesses by the City of Vista.

The Districts



Rich with Vista’s heritage including Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Rancho Guajome Adobe and Vista Skate Park


Easy Hwy. 78 access to commercial district of shops and restaurants including the famous Vista Farmer’s Market


Vista’s “walk-around” Downtown Arts District featuring theaters, restaurants, six craft breweries, dozens of independent shops, music venues and public art everywhere


Home to many of Vista’s famous craft beverage spots including beer, wine, kombucha, hard seltzer along with many onsite restaurants