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Old Monterey Farmer's Market

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Address: Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl, Monterey, CA
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+1 831-655-2607
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Tue 16:00 - 20:00

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Fresh-Fresh-Fresh Produce!!

Great place to see local offerings from the Monterey area-produce, crafts and foods. The key word here is FARMER'S Market!! I was in produce sales a very long time and I must say... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
terry k
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great place to see local offerings from the Monterey area-produce, crafts and foods. The key word here is FARMER'S Market!! I was in produce sales a very long time and I must say if you want fresh and quality -this is IT!. I see produce that never makes it to regular retail resale and it's a real shame. Great produce... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a local "Farmer's Market" in Monterey, right on the Main Street. Cars are not allowed, and you can walk the entire area for local stuff...

Thank Kent S
Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The fruit and veg on sale here is fantastic. There are also other stalls selling fresh lemonade and other things. Being from Ireland i just can't get over how fresh the fruit and veg is and the price of it. Good market with a nice buzz about it.

Thank Centre p
Monterey, California
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love going to this farmer's market on Tuesdays. Free samples, interesting items, so much variety, and food booths with healthy and tasty food to eat while people watching.

Thank navari2046
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1,134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Farmer's Market offers so much and, like most Farmer's Markets, combines fresh produce, lovely flowers, fresh baked goods, various take-away eating options, art, music, and an assortment of hand-made products. During our stay in Monterey, we had the good fortune to be there while a market was in progress. "Mr. Falafel" made some really great Shawarma (wraps) sandwiches (almost... More 

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Carmel, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A wide range of vendors ( and usually music playing ) makes this a really nice addition to your shopping ( or just social ) experience. All the farmers' markets on the peninsula are great in their own right with their own unique flavor while delivering up a wide choice of local vendors. Highly recommend.

Thank BarbaraF2017
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The farmers market is held on Tuesday afternoon beginning at 4:00 PM which was perfect for me after spending the day beach combing. There are a variety of stalls selling jewelry, home made soaps, flowers, food and fresh produce. Many vendors offered samples which was delightful. The oranges and strawberries were particularly delicious. There are also some street performers, card... More 

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Iquique, Chile
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

We strolled through the stalls and each proprietor was eager to discuss their ingredients and processes. I had fascinating conversations with a soap-maker, jeweller, olive oil merchant and dairy farmer. There were lots of delicious samples being handed out, yummy smells and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to buy.

Thank Vikki K
Groveland, California
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We happened on this farmers market on a Tuesday pm. The roads were closed on the way to the hotel. We parked and walked up and down. The vegetables and fruit looked amazing. We tried some apples and I ended up getting buld bulb flowers and freshly packed dates. If we weren't so far from home I would have bought... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I truly enjoy the vibe of this farmers market !!!!! Great vendors and great finds !!!!!! Prepared foods and fresh produce a one stop shoppers dream!!!!!!

Thank HaroldM3

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