As we’ve all probably heard by now, with the exception of the farmer’s markets in Coronado and Vista, all the remaining ones have been closed due to thecoronavirus.
Many of the farmers have revamped their CSA programs and/or widened their delivery area. Brain’s Farms which services La Mesa and the South Bay has set up a dive thru pick-up option at their traditional farmer’s market sites. Many of the boxes they’re offering come from well-known local farms/farmers. They also have a wide selection of grocery add-ons from their non-farm vendors.
If you haven’t been to Specialty Produce for a while you might want to go. They are open to the public 7-days a week and have local, standard and organic produce. They also have eggs, dairy and bulk bins with many staples. They have had an everyone wears gloves policy long before this current virus outbreak. The hardest thing for me has been that nothing has a price on it, but when you check out the cashiers always give you the opportunity to remove items if you think they are too expensive. I think their pricing is in line with farmers markets, Whole Foods Lazy Acres and so on.