Locals, chefs and tourists love to shop at our four bustling certified farmers markets in Aptos, Carmel, and two in Monterey – the premier farmers markets on the Central Coast for over 38 years!
With over 90 vendors, our farmers markets offer a stunning array of locally grown produce, a wide selection of delicious specialty products as well as the opportunity to connect with the people who produce it. Come enjoy a fresh experience every week — meet old friends, make new acquaintances and become a part of our friendly community! Learn More »
Our markets offer an unsurpassed selection of certified California grown produce, pasture raised meat, artisan products, plants, cut flowers and much more! Learn More »
Find out what’s in season! Check the seasonality chart for produce availability by the month — remember, unusual weather patterns affect harvest times. Learn More »
Get to know the people who grow and make your food! Our farmers markets have over 90 local farmers, food artisans, prepared food vendors and purveyors. Learn More »
Need a little help learning how to care for your garden during the drought? Monterey Bay Master Gardeners will be at the Monterey Farmers Market on Friday, July 11 and Friday, July 18 during market hours to answer any of your questions about gardening, water saving, or pest management
Guitars Not Guns provides free music instruction in a classroom setting and guitars for at-risk youth and other deserving children in Santa Cruz County. All donations are tax deductible.
Come enjoy a picnic lunch at Thoma Farm and roam the fields of Dahlia Town and pick your own bucket of dahlias. Picnic lunches (prepared by Carried Away in Aptos) and dahlias provided. Bring a picnic blanket, your gardening sheers or clippers and your camera. All ages welcome!
Get your kitchen knives and garden tools sharpened while you shop! Sharpening services are available each week at the Aptos, MPC, and Carmel Farmers Markets!
If you have questions about our farmers markets and can’t find the answers on the site, we’re glad to help!
For Lost and Found, please call 831.728.5060. Relax — there’s a good chance whatever you’ve lost has been turned in!
We are currently not accepting any new vendor applications for our farmers markets.
Please submit your questions, comments or concerns to email@example.com.
Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or CalFresh can access their food benefits electronically at the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College (open Saturdays, 8 a.m. until noon) or at the Monterey Farmers Market at Monterey Peninsula College (open Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).
EBT processing is available between 9 – 11 a.m. at the Saturday Aptos Farmers Market at a booth located on the second level of the market.
EBT processing is available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Friday MPC Farmers Market at a booth near the food vendors.