On Friday afternoons, rain or shine, you'll find the Huntington Beach Certified Farmers Market run by the Orange County Farm Bureau on the north side of the pier. Fresh produce, baked goods, organic meats and seafood, and specialty food products abound at this weekly display. Another bonus: The Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire showcasing local artists happens same time, same place.
The family-run Huntington Beach Farmers Market combines the spirit of a "pop-up" farmers market with the convenience of a neighborhood store. The brick and mortar is open daily on Gothard Street near Bella Terra and stocks seasonal local produce, as well as meats, cheeses, baked goods, bulk items, dairy, imported treats, and even plants. Yes, this one comes with a bonus too: Come hungry and grab a bite from their Mediterranean kitchen, serving up plates like kefta, chicken kababs, tabouli salad, grape leaves, and baba ghanoush.
You can also find local produce at Mother's Market, Orange County's favorite organic supermarket. The Market and adjoining Kitchen are a favorite among vegans and vegetarians.