For all San Diego locals and visitors arriving this summer I suggest a stop at the Leucadia/Encinitas Farmers’ Market located at 185 Union Street/Vulcan on the grounds of Paul Ecke Elementary School. This is a year-round open-air farmers market held on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with local vendors selling produce, eggs, flowers, nuts, plants, succulents an array of vegetarian foods and much more. Musicians fill the air with the sound of acoustic guitars and the lunch tables are a perfect place to take a break from the sun, eat and people watch. I met a local grower from Herbfresh.com who was selling an amazing variety of organic herbs and heirloom tomato plants ready to transfer into the garden. Go meet Tom at Herbfresh and talk with him like I did about creating your own kitchen garden.
I also purchased Red Wiggler worms to begin my Vermicomposting bin, also known as “Worm Composting” along with some worm castings to add to my existing garden beds.
Enjoy the photos… it was a gorgeous day!