Matt Hort, along with his parents, Sambath Hort and Malinda Hing, run Valencia Farmers Market on 24th and Valencia. In operation since 1984, the market has a loyal following among neighborhood shoppers. Hort says the market and its offerings have changed through the years according to the changing demographics of the Mission and the grocery needs of local residents.

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  1. My beautiful aunt in pink..good worker..I remember this place when I was a child ,now I’m in the east coast..I loved their fresh fruits and veg…miss it soo much

  2. Mi familia y yo vivimos en la calle san Jose Ave desde que ellos abrieron su local disfrutamos de comprar alli verduras frutas cajas de naranjas y jugo envasado todo fresco.Gracias a todos son muy amables sonrien y ayudan.Gracias a Mission Local por hacer reportajes de mi vecindario.

  3. Totally great place run by most wonderful family. Thanks for the piece (hope they’re not overrun now)

  4. Super happy to see these great people honored…they have been with the neighborhood for so many years doing so much for their customers! They are definitely one of the true treasures of our community. Thanks for this.

  5. This is a nice store. I shopped here a lot around ’88-’89 when living on San Jose Ave; always nice to have natural cereals and soups and the like so close to home. The article seems awfully skimpy.