After my first night of exploring the streets of Downtown San Diego, I wanted to see the infamous Little Italy. So after a semi-confusing bout on public transportation, I was able to find my way to this portion of town and it was busy. I quickly learned that I had stumbled upon their weekly Farmers Market. The Little Italy Mercato takes place every Saturday with more than 150 booths of farmers and vendors selling fresh California-grown produce, artisan foods, and specialty items. I was able to explore each booth with minimal collision in to other patrons of the event and graze on samples until I came upon a seafood booth selling fresh oysters the owner had caught that morning. I got a few to satisfy the rumbling in my stomach until I could find a restaurant to eat at but this event provided some great sights and smells that I highly suggest checking out if you can. There is much more than seafood offered and you will definitely find a gift or two for friends and family back home.