Its back, Nov 19…. Farm to Food Truck Challenge II

Farm to Food Truck Challenge II

On Saturday, November 19, SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market will host its Farm to Food Truck Challenge II.

The event is a farmers’ market inspired cooking competition pitting top Gourmet Food Truck chefs against each other to create the best dish using locally grown farm fresh ingredients. Over 15 gourmet food trucks will be hosted during the weekly farmers’ market from 9am-2pm with selected trucks competing.

Food truck chefs will have only 60 minutes to shop the farmers’ market for its pre-determined seasonal ingredients and then whip up a culinary masterpiece. The dish will be served to a panel of top foodie judges to be judged on creativity, taste and presentation.

The winner will be crowned the ‘Top Chop’ Truck! The Challenge kicks off at 12pm, judging begins at 1pm and the Winner announced at 1:30pm. The festivities will also feature live music, kid-friendly activities and plenty of free parking. The event is held in conjunction with the SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market, which is held every Saturday at South Coast Collection (“SoCo”) (the 3300 block of Hyland Ave) in Costa Mesa from 9am-2pm.

Our first Farm to Food Truck Challenge witnessed Bacon Mania being crowned ‘Top Chop’ Truck. The event had over 3,500 people in attendance with over 20 farmers’ market foodies, bloggers, photographers and volunteers capturing all the action.


9:00 The SoCo Farmers’ Market opens!
11:00 Judges arrive
12:00-1:00 Chefs dash, grab, plan, & cook! (60 minutes allotted)
1:00 Judging begins
1:30 Winner crowned Top Chop Truck

Competition Trucks (subject to change without notice)
Home Skillet
The Flip Truck
Taco Maria

Farm to food truck 1 winner: Baconmania

About SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market

SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday at South Coast Collection (3315 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa) from 9am-2pm and features the best fruits and vegetables that California farmers’ have to offer along with a rotation of top gourmet food trucks and other traditional farmer market fare. For more info, please visit: