Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market named best in California by site

The popular San Luis Obispo County Farmers Market is the best in California, according to online nutrition website Eat This, Not That!

The site ranked the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, which attracts droves of shoppers and foodies to San Luis Obispo on Thursday nights, among the best markets in the country.

Eat this, not that! Pick one farmer’s market in every US state, and choose events that “not only sell great merchandise in the fall but also excel when it comes to serving as community gathering spaces.”

“Farmers’ markets are great places to shop all year round,” the site said in an October 20 article.

Eat this, not that! Open year-round, he said, the Downtown SLO Farmers Market “is known for its charred meats and veggies served hot off the grill” as well as the freshest produce.

Website, inspired by the New York Times bestselling book series, Eat This, Not That! It advertises itself as the “leading authority on food, nutrition and health”.

EatThis.com currently reaches over 110 million users annually, and Eat This, Not That! The books have sold 8 million copies, according to the site.

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Francisco Velasquez of Santa Maria laid out carrots from his farm on May 6, 2021. Eat This, Not That! It was named the best event in California in a national survey. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

This story was originally published December 1, 2021 at 8:47 a.m.

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Nick Wilson has covered San Luis Obispo and has been a reporter for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo since 2004. He also writes regularly about K-12 education, Cal Poly, Morro Bay and Los Osos. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of California, Berkeley, and is originally from Ojai.

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