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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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Great choices, decent prices. My sister and I had a lot of fun trying different fruits and vegetables and making our selections. We ended up buying more than we thought we would... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Kristin K
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great choices, decent prices. My sister and I had a lot of fun trying different fruits and vegetables and making our selections. We ended up buying more than we thought we would end paying a little more than we thought we would, but the experience was well worth it.

Thank Kristin K
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Yesterday, we attended the Old Monterey Farmer's Market (Tuesdays from 4PM to 8PM) and had the best time! We were extremely impressed with the overall offerings: hand-made jewelry and vintage clothes; beautiful alpaca sweaters and hand-crafted wooden objects; flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars; and some of the most lush and delicious produce we have ever seen! The strawberries were... More 

1 Thank TracyandJesse
Southern Calif.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We go to farmer's markets wherever we travel. This one was excellent. Lots of fresh produce, incredible strawberries, cherries, and local lettuce. There were several street food vendors - we tried the Indian Food booth - awesome. If you are lucky enough to be in Monterey on a Tuesday afternoon, don't miss it.

1 Thank 1socalgirl
Madeira Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find this little market on our quick stop into Monterey. We just wanted a quick snack before continuing down route 1. We wound up staying longer than expected. They had so many good foods to try along with a free wine tasting. We had just come from Napa Valley where all the samplings were expensive... More 

2 Thank Diana H
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Definitely worth a trip if you're in town Tuesdays 4-7. A long block's worth of produce and food vendors, plus another block with craft vendors. Great variety.

2 Thank Sudbury9122
Monterey, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

If your looking for something entertaining and "free" ( that's if you don't buy anything) in Monterey this is the thing to do. All local fresh produce, flowers, as well as very affordable meals. It's great people watching and just fun to enjoy what great produce that Central Coast California has to offer.

1 Thank Surfkelly
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This fabulous bit of Americana keeps me structuring my trips through Monterey around it. From produce to crafts, there is something for everyone. A local man wheels his exotic birds to the site encouraging anyone willing to hold them. The array of ethnic prepared foods are a delight, and the over all spirit of the event stays with you as... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

This is a great market located among restaurants if you don 't get your fill of food while strolling. Locals stand in line for the roasted chicken and ribs offered at the far end of the market. Others love the Indian fry bread, but I tried the watermelon & lime juice. Delicious. The strawberries are beautiful, white nectarines are sweet,... More 

1 Thank Donna C
Agua Dulce, California
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We've been to Monterey many times, but this was the first time exploring Old Monterey on a Tuesday afternoon. Great Farmers Market with fresh veggies and produce, gourmet desserts, handcrafted items, and lots of other stuff! Nice set up on the streets and side streets. Will make it a point to visit again on Tuesdays!

Thank mary j
Northern California
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I can't believe I never wrote this up before. We try to make sure that a trip to the Monterey Peninsula involves a Tuesday just to come to this farmers' market (we come to M. 1X or 2X/yr). Crafts and cooked food vendors as well but the main event is the farmers. It's fun and a large number of folks... More 

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