Services

Professional Sharpening Services

Restore your knives and tool edges to peak performance!
Sharpening services are available each week at the Aptos Farmers Market, Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Farmers Market and Carmel Farmers Market during market hours. Drop off your knives, garden tools and scissors to be sharpened while you shop!

Here are the easiest and safest ways to transport your knives:

  • Wrap knives in a dishtowel or newspaper
  • Place in a cardboard box or plastic container
  • Place in a paper grocery bag or a reusable grocery bag (taking care to not have any knives poking through the sides)
  • Transport the knives in the knife block they are stored in

After sharpening, knife-edges will be taped and the knives re-wrapped so they can be safely transported.

MEET OUR MASTER SHARPENERS
Master sharpeners, Terry Beech of Sharp Quick and Craig Chadwick of Restoration Edge, will service your knives or garden tools for maximum performance and longevity. Tools that can be sharpened include cleavers, hand pruners, loppers, hedge trimmers, chisels, woodworking tools, axes and hatchets, shovels, hoes, scissors and pinking shears.

Sharp Quick offers an excellent selection of knives for purchase that are suitable for the home cook or professional chef.

SHARPENING SCHEDULE

Aptos Farmers Market
Every Saturday, year-round, 8 am – 11:30 am (market closes at 12 pm)

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC)
Every Friday, year-round, 10 am – 1:30 pm (market closes at 2 pm)

Carmel Farmers Market
Every Tuesday, from May — September, 9 am – 12:30 pm (market closes at 1 pm)

 

SNAP Food Program

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.

Concierge

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!

Market Applications: We are currently not accepting any new vendor applications for our farmers markets.

Please submit your questions, comments or concerns to info@montereybayfarmers.org.