Little Italy’s Saturday market from a student’s perspective

Sep 27, 2019 384

BY: Juniper Perkins

Rain or shine, Little Italy’s Mercato farmers’ market kicks off every Saturday by hosting more than 200 local vendors on the streets of downtown San Diego.  The Mercato, or “market” in Italian, extends five blocks and features everything from fresh produce to house plants, olive oil, grape soda, jewelry and tablecloths. There is truly something for everyone. 

Farmers’ markets give students an opportunity to get off campus while exploring San Diego and stocking up on cheap, healthy food.  “Sometimes you can find great discounts,” public health sophomore Adelle Gutierrez said. “And not only that, but there’s always a chance that your fellow students can have their own booths, since some students are entrepreneurs.” 

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