This new market is just southeast of Petco Park in Barrio Logan, but what separates this from some already popular ones like in Hillcrest, Little Italy, or La Jolla? Well, in less than a year’s time, our city will join the ranks of Seattle, Milwaukee, Barcelona, and many others as one with a permanent Public Market!
In just 16 days, 1,379 Kickstarters (Danny’s name is missing) contributed $146,121 to help Catt White and Dale Steele realize their decade-long dream. The first phase (Farmers’ Market) began on September 19, so we have much to look forward to in the coming months. I made it a point to stop by before watching the last Padres game of the regular, and sadly, non-existent post-season.
My day’s highlight had to have been my new (read: only) Ethiopian mom, Hazma. She didn’t have a camera to take pictures of her business, so I offered to send her mine. She fixed me a small plate to thank me, for which I kindly offered payment, but she stubbornly refused. In my eyes, I am now a bona fide photographer! Will work for food!
Give it a whirl and be a part of the transformation. Don’t forget to thank Catt and Dale if you’re lucky enough to see them during your visit. They are the reasons why we will be able to enjoy year-round stalls of artisan goods and beautiful bounties that San Diego has to offer.
Since you can’t exactly buy a fat pig at this market (not yet anyway), maybe my title should’ve been:
From Farmers’ Market to Public Market to buy…
So y’all be cool. Right on.
San Diego Public Market
1735 National Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
East African Cuisine by Hamza (they also cater)