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Stehly Farms Market hopes to open by month’s end in Kensington

Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Feature, Kensington, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

The much-anticipated opening of the Stehly Farms Market full-service grocery in Kensington Commons is tentatively scheduled for late August.

Noel Stehly, who co-owns Stehly Ranch and Stehly Farms Organics in Valley Center along with his brother Jerome Stehly, said they hope to open the grocery store soon.

“I am working my tail off here right now trying to open the last week of August,” Noel Stehly told San Diego Uptown News.

“There are pieces that haven’t come in yet and some things out of our control, like the back up at the Health Department on inspections, but I am pushing hard to get my work building it done ASAP,” he said.

Stehly Farms Market grocery will occupy the lower corner of the Kensington Commons complex at Adams Avenue and Marlborough Drive. (Photo by Ken Williams)

Stehly Farms Market grocery will occupy the lower corner of the Kensington Commons complex at Adams Avenue and Marlborough Drive. (Photo by Ken Williams)

The Stehly brothers are third generation California farmers, and second generation in San Diego County. Stehly Ranch and Stehly Farms Organics produce citrus, avocado, berries and vegetables that they sell on the farm or online and to area restaurants and supermarkets.

The opening of the store at Kensington Commons — a multi-use development on the northeast corner of Adams Avenue and Marlborough Drive — is about a year behind schedule, based on news reports. The 5,000-square-feet space will feature organic products from Stehly Ranch, Stehly Farms Organics and other farmers along with a deli and a smoothie and juice bar. The store plans to sell beer and wine as well.

The brothers also have opened a Stehly Farms Market at 1231 Morena Blvd. in the Morena/Linda Vista area.

Ken Williams is editor of Uptown News and Mission Valley News and can be reached at ken@sdcnn.com or at 619-961-1952.

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