Farmers' Markets: Local, Fresh, and All Over Monterey County

If you're looking for a place to get fresh, locally grown produce while ejoying the outdoors and soaking in the coastal breeze, then Monterey County is perfect for you. With fantastic farmers' markets almost every day of the week, you will have plenty of diversity and options. Wherever your travels take you throught the county, there will be a farmers' market near you. A few places in particular include Pacific Grove, Carmel, Monterey, Marina, Salinas, and Soledad. Many of these markets have food booths where local chefs and restaurants serve up their finest specialties to satisfy any visitor. 

Of all the fabulous farmers' markets the county has to offer, one of the absolute best is the Old Monterey Farmers Market . It has been around for almost 25 years, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks, and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it's the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one great location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Insider's Tip: Live entertainment from local musicians make Carmel Farmers' Market on Tuesday nights a particular local favorite.