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Old Monterey Farmer's Market

Address: Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-655-2607
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Tue 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Monterey, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If your looking for something entertaining and "free" ( that's if you don't buy anything) in Monterey this is the thing to do. All local fresh produce, flowers, as well as very affordable meals. It's great people watching and just fun to enjoy what great produce that Central Coast California has to offer.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This fabulous bit of Americana keeps me structuring my trips through Monterey around it. From produce to crafts, there is something for everyone. A local man wheels his exotic birds to the site encouraging anyone willing to hold them. The array of ethnic prepared foods are a delight, and the over all spirit of the event stays with you as... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great market located among restaurants if you don 't get your fill of food while strolling. Locals stand in line for the roasted chicken and ribs offered at the far end of the market. Others love the Indian fry bread, but I tried the watermelon & lime juice. Delicious. The strawberries are beautiful, white nectarines are sweet,... More 

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Agua Dulce, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We've been to Monterey many times, but this was the first time exploring Old Monterey on a Tuesday afternoon. Great Farmers Market with fresh veggies and produce, gourmet desserts, handcrafted items, and lots of other stuff! Nice set up on the streets and side streets. Will make it a point to visit again on Tuesdays!

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Northern California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
50 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I can't believe I never wrote this up before. We try to make sure that a trip to the Monterey Peninsula involves a Tuesday just to come to this farmers' market (we come to M. 1X or 2X/yr). Crafts and cooked food vendors as well but the main event is the farmers. It's fun and a large number of folks... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Out of town visiting Monterey area for business, I just got settled in for the evening and decided to go for a drive when I stumbled upon this lovely Farmer's Market. I had no idea it was even going on. So I pulled over to go for a stroll in the cool evening air. I enjoyed freshly made falafel as... More 

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Lexington, KY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stopped in Monterey for lunch during a road trip down the coast. When we finished eating, we walked out of the restaurant and they had shut the street down for the farmer's market. So many vendors had free samples of fruit, and many claimed that they had been picked less than an hour ago. We tried some of the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I would definitely recommend this for all travelers. Good, fresh fruits and veg. Some Cooked food too. There is an Indian stall in the end, across the pinkberry. they serve some good spicy food. If not buy you can try samples at all stalls. I would happily buy directly from farmers and they can answer any questions. It's good for... More 

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Seaside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Generally just a fun scene on Tuesdays-go for a few excellent baked goods, lots of fresh vegetables and fruit and some decent live music. The veggies and fruit can be a little on the pricy side, but certainly no worse than Whole Foods. If you poke around a little, there is some competition on pricing as well, and at least... More 

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Chico, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Someone recommended this so I had to go. Food galore so you won't go away hungry. Fresh fruit and vegetables everywhere you look. Tried a few samples. I loved the pecans from Jeffrey's Best. He gave me a card and I'm ordering some online tonight. We had already eaten dinner so we didn't have room for much. Loved the music... More 

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