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Old Monterey Farmer's Market

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Address: Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-655-2607
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Tue 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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" Wonderful Farmers' Market "

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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 

Thank barbara115de
Iquique, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 7:15 and all of the vendors were packed up and closed down. The website says open until 8. It was disappointing to see everything end before the designated time.

Thank Michelle B
Centerville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A fun way to spend an hour or two. Open every Tuesday from 4-7. An abundance of local fresh produce, food trucks, fresh flowers. If I lived here, I would do my fruit and veggie shopping here every week. There were a handful of artists/crafters booths as well. Bought a beautiful checkbook cover (yes, I still write some checks) in... More 

Thank motorcitygal74
Middletown, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

His farmers market had it all including street performers of amazing abilities. Our favorite preformed was a female electric violin player, she played current hits with gusto. You can buy just about anything here all local and tasty. We ate diner here and bought some fresh berries that we took back to our hotel fridge and enjoyed the rest of... More 

Thank Tina C
Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Plan to visit the Old Monterey Farmer's Market and see all the local produce that is available for sale. Artichokes, cilantro, and many other items.

Thank Houston N
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Old Monterey's farmers market is held Tuesday, late afternoon. There are a few produce stands but they are greatly outnumbered by people selling scarves, hats, jewelry, etc. There are food vendors. It can all easily be perused in 30 minutes. By all means, drop by if staying nearby but there isn't much to it. (If San Luis Obispo's Farmers Market... More 

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