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Old Monterey Farmer's Market

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Address: Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl, Monterey, CA
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+1 831-655-2607
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Tue 16:00 - 20:00

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Nothing beats farm to table produce!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2015
motorcitygal74
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Centerville, Utah
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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.

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Centerville, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 

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Middletown, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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.

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Thank Houston N
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We arrived o Monterey 3 weeks ago and we re here to improve our English with a culture program. When we were there we thought that this place looks like our country, Colombia. Here they close two streets once par week in Monterey and the farmers bring their produce and they give many free samples of their products. We could... More 

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Thank Carolina T
Goyang, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

It has been 4 days since we came to California as international students from Korea, and we went to Farmer’s Market at 4 pm and looked around the market for about 35 minutes. We were unable to see all of the goods because of limited time, but there were some interesting foods. I saw cilantro and artichokes for the first... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

We went to Former's market at 4 p.m and looked around the market for about 35 minutes. We were unable to see all of the goods because of time, but there are some interesting foods. I saw cilanto and artichokes first time during my life, and artichokes looked like lotus. Cilantro smelld like herb, and i wanted to know how... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is one of my most favorite farmers markets. Nice handmade jewelry and delicious fruits and foods to eat! Munch on fresh kettle corn while you people watch up and down the streets. This year however was one of the more sparse years...less sampling of some of the fruits and a lot less flowers for sale. Sad..no rain no gain.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

A friend of mine who grew up in the area told me about the Old Monterey Farmers Market and how we simply had to check it out. I'm glad we did. It was our last night in Monterey after a wonderful stay, and it was a pleasant way to end the vacation. Parking was tricky. I'd suggest getting there as... More 

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