Slide background

Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets

Aptos Market

An upbeat and relaxed market with music, many special events to be enjoyed. Market is open year
round, rain or shine.

Day and Hours:
Saturdays, 8 am until 12 pm
(Year Round Market)
Go to Market »

Carmel Market

A local favorite, weekday market nestled in the charming Barnyard Shopping Village. Open May — September, rain or shine.

Day and Hours:
Tuesdays, 9 am until 1 pm
(Seasonal Market)
Go to Market »

Del Monte Market

A quiet, Sunday farmers market with a relaxed pace full of beautiful produce, flowers, and plants. Open May — October, rain or shine.

Day and Hours:
Sundays, 8 am until 12 pm
(Seasonal Market)
Go to Market »

MPC Market

A bustling market with a bountiful selection of produce and specialty items, flowers and plants. Market is open year round, rain or shine.

Day and Hours:
Fridays, 10 am until 2 pm
(Year Round Market)
Go to Market »

farmMarkAbout

About the MBCFM Markets

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 »

Market Products

Our markets offer an unsurpassed selection of certified California grown produce, pasture raised meat, artisan products, plants, cut flowers and much more!    Learn More »

Seasonal Charts

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 »

Find a Vendor

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 »

Upcoming Events at the Markets

Master Gardners to the Rescue — September 12, 14, 16

The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners will at the farmers markets during market hours to answer questions about gardening, water saving, or pest management.

More Information »

Annual “Splendor in Lavender” Sale — September 13

Stop by the booth of this sassy group of Lavender Divas who grow, harvest, dry and make lavender products from their garden at the Mid-County Senior Center Garden on Bay Avenue.

More Information »

Buy 2014 Open Studio Guides — September 20

The new 2014 Open Studio Guides will be offered for sale at the Aptos Farmers Market during market hours.

More Information »

Watsonville Wetland Watch — September 20

Watsonville Wetland Watch is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley and will be at the Aptos Farmers Market during market hours.

More Information »

Market Services

Knife Sharpening

Concierge

SNAP Food Program

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!

Learn More »

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 info@montereybayfarmers.org.

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.

Market News

Recognized By

The MBCFM thanks our community for the many awards and accolades we have received.