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Buy Local: 5 Farmers’ Markets Near Centennial

Posted on 06 Sep, 2019

Do you know where your food comes from? When you shop at nearby farmers’ markets, you’re buying super fresh produce that was probably picked that week, and products that were made locally. All your purchases support the local economy, as well as your neighbors and the planet. Pardee Homes is very conscious of the legacy we’re leaving on this earth, and is committed to green building and earth-friendly living. The LivingSmart® program that’s included in every Pardee home uses energy-saving features and options to improve your health and well-being, as well as that of the planet.

Ready to shop local? There are a variety of farmers’ markets to choose from in the Inland Empire. Here are five near Pardee Homes’ Centennial community.

Old Town Temecula Farmers’ Market
On Saturdays, head to the farmers’ market in historic Old Town Temecula for an early morning shopping trip. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this market boasts 80 vendors offering produce, eggs, fresh-cut flowers, specialty foods and artisan goods. This farmers’ market is about 15 miles from Centennial. Parking is on the street, so get there early if you can, then enjoy. With so many vendors, you’ll want to keep going back to try more things.

28464 Old Town Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590

Murrieta Certified Farmers’ Market
Located roughly 12 miles from Centennial, Murrieta Certified Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the smaller side, this farmers’ market is great if you like to take your time, stroll by each tent and look at everything. It offers fruits and vegetables, plants, gourmet goodies, food vendors and more. Tamales from the Tamale Guy are a favorite, as well as the beignets. Plus, there’s a craft section with jewelry, unique woodcarvings and other handcrafted items. It’s located at Village Walk Plaza, and there’s plenty of parking.

24480 Village Walk Plaza
Murrieta, CA 92562

Canyon Lake Certified Farmers’ Market
If you want to go to the farmers’ market on Sundays, and stay a little closer to home, Canyon Lake Certified Famers’ Market is for you. It’s just over 8 miles west of Centennial, and is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Located in the Canyon Lake Towne Center, this market is full of vendors providing local goods and whole foods from boutique, backyard, and artisan growers and producers.

31516 Railroad Canyon Road
Canyon Lake, CA 92587

Vail Headquarters Certified Farmers’ Market
A little farther out is the Vail Headquarters Certified Farmers’ Market, 18.1 miles from Centennial. This market is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers sell their goods directly to the public in this living historic park, including produce, flowers, eggs, honey, specialty foods and artisan crafts. There are even yard games for the kids. And, you can purchase train tickets inside the Cookhouse, and take a ride on The Little Vail Headquarters Train any time during the market’s hours.

32115 Temecula Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

Promenade Certified Farmers’ Market
Want to venture to a market during the week? The Promenade Certified Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Promenade Mall in Temecula. Just under 12.5 miles from Centennial, the market has 65 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, eggs, flowers, plants and more. There are local vendors with specialty food items, jewelry and other handmade goods. Plus, an all-natural dog food vendor so you can bring Fido a treat!

40820 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591

All of these markets are open year-round, rain or shine, so you can buy local throughout the year. As California-certified farmers, they strive to bring you the highest-quality produce and foods each season. So, bring your friends and family, and get a taste of what the farmers’ markets have to offer in your community. However, please leave your pups at home. (Due to city health regulations, only service dogs are allowed within the farmers’ markets.) Who knows what new things you’ll discover?

Happy shopping!

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