In a time when we can order our groceries -- or even apportioned meals -- and have them delivered to our front door, it’s not hard to see that we’ve lost the connection to our food; Michael Pollan is grieving. A place like Liberty Public Market is exactly what San Diego needs for us to get back in touch with what we’re eating.
If you’ve spent time in cities like San Francisco, Boston, or Seattle, then you know a visit to their public markets can tell you a lot about the local energy, flavors, and foods of the region. They're hubs for townies and tourists to discover local food purveyors and shop for the freshest ingredients, from proteins caught or butchered that morning, to the ingredients you'll season them with.
The foodie scene has been steadily growing in San Diego for a while. But up until now, the closest thing we’ve had to LPM is our beloved weekly farmers markets, or the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, which is only open on Saturdays. Liberty Public Market, the result of two-plus years and $3 million, finally gives San Diego a proper permanent marketplace. It is easily the most important thing that's happened in our food scene in years.