For some fresh, locally grown, organic produce head over to Irvine Regional Park’s Farmers Market on Tuesday’s from 9 am – 1 pm.
Vendors feature locally grown organic vegetables and fruits, which include some of the sweetest Pluots I’ve ever tasted. They also sell freshly baked artisan bread, specialty nuts, Mediterranean and Hispanic food (with some really delicious looking tamale options) eggs and flowers. It is operated by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Every farmer who sells at the certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure they actually grow the commodity being sold.
The Irvine Regional Park farmers market provides enough choice without being too big. Parking is right next to the market and a lovely little playground sits right behind it. Entrance to Irvine Regional Park is FREE if you let them know your attending the Farmers Market.
Irvine Regional Park also includes the Irvine Park Railroad train ride, pony rides, the OC Zoo, ponds, picnic tables, playgrounds and walking paths.
- Location: Irvine Regional Park
- Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92862
- Times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Admission: Parking at Irvine Regional Park costs $3 on weekdays, but will be free Tuesday mornings for those who tell the entry booth attendant they are going to the market.
- Venue: Irvine Regional Park
Here ‘s a complete list of all the farmers markets in Orange County sponsored by Orange County Farmers Bureau
Irvine Regional Park –1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 9AM – 1 PM (rain or shine)
Tustin – Corner of El Camino Real and 3rd Street, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Costa Mesa –Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Westminster- Westminster Mall parking lot, Bolsa Ave & Goldenwest St., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Laguna Hills –Laguna Hills Mall Parking Lot, the 5 Freeway and El Toro Road, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Huntington Beach –Pier Plaza, Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway (next to the pier), 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (rain or shine)
Laguna Beach –Lumberyard Parking Lot next to the City Hall, 8 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine)
Irvine –University Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus (across from UCI), 8 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine)
Laguna Niguel- Plaza De La Paz Shopping Center on the Corner of La Paz and Pacific Park, 8 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine)