Costa Mesa Farmers Market – Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The utilitarian surroundings of Costa Mesa’s Orange County fairgrounds might lack charm, but easy access and lots of parking are worthwhile tradeoffs. Once inside the market’s airy, rectangular configuration, you’ll find lots of popular growers with greens, potatoes, citrus and other fruits, plus prepared foods. Bonus: Weekly gourmet food-truck roundup of local favorites (with an occasional famous L.A. visitor). For truck info, Twitter: twitter.com/ocfair.