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 40 years! With more than 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 »
Nadine Frush, frequent Aptos farmers market shopper and gardener extraordinaire, will demonstrate how to grow a garden with great results using straw bales. Grow a summer vegetable garden while avoiding weeding, bending, over-watering and critters. The class is at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 23. Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel, Aptos, CA. Class size is limited — please arrive early.
Join Chef Anne and her crew of culinary arts students as they whip up sweet and savory crepes and apple fritters. Anne will be giving demonstrations on how to create each of these delicious delights.
Jordan Champagne from Happy Girl Kitchen Company will be demonstrating her signature preserving techniques, explaining food safety issues, and sharing her special recipes.
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!
We are currently NOT accepting any new vendor applications for our farmers markets.
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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.