We received word that Stehly Farms Market will open today in the multi-use Kensington Commons building on Adams Avenue. Owners Jerome and Noel Stehly, third generation growers, founded their first produce market on Morena Boulevard in 2013, which is fed by their 300-acre Stehly Farms Organics in Valley Center and other local farms.
This exciting and ambitious Kensington project is the Stehlys' venture into a full-service grocery store, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, that will carry all organic produce, artisan food and gourmet pantry items, plus have a deli stocked with cheese, meat and grab-and-go prepared food. They will also serve fresh-baked pastries, coffee and like their Morena store, have a soon-to-be certified organic juice bar.
Early next week, the restaurant portion of the market will launch. The fast-casual eatery will offer a made-to-order menu of salads, sandwiches and plates featuring local firm, hormone-free beef and free-range chicken; it will have 14 seats inside and 22 seats on a patio and initially serve lunch and dinner, with breakfast coming soon.
Jerome Stehly told Eater that they have a similarly-sized market in the works in Carlsbad, at the corner of Alga Road and El Camino Real, that will likely open by Spring 2016.