Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Monterey and San Benito County area of California? Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets,
farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and
seasonal community farmer's markets in Monterey and San Benito County area of California,
sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name.
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
What's in season in May 2017, and other
May brings with it Spring and the ability to buy
locally, especially in the deep South where fresh strawberries are available in
Florida and Texas, followed by California. Cold weather crops, like spinach,
some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and
early onions being harvested in all but the colder regions. Many markets still
have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.
Farmer's Market Listings, by county
Click on Local resources above, if you need a county map
Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
- Certified Organic, Farm stand / farm
market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors),
Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
all produce is certified organically grown, Uncovered outdoor
1700 Old Stage Road, Salinas, CA 93908. Phone:
831-758-1469. Open: October 17, 2010, Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: Exit Potter Road on Highway 101 to 1700 Old Stage
Road. We are located 7 miles south of downtown Salinas,
California. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment:
Cash, only. The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
(ALBA) is an organic farm business training center for aspiring
limited-resource farmers. Beginning farmers will offer for sale
organically-grown produce and pumpkins. Fall Harvest Celebration
activities include pumpkin decorating, hay rides and prepared
food with the opportunity to meet and support the farmers!
Remember to bring cash and your own bag. (ADDED: October 12,
High Ground Organics - Certified Organic,
Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple
stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown
fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically
310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076. Phone:
(831) 212-1990. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Friday through Sunday 10
AM to 6 PM. Directions: Our farmstand is at the Annieglass
location just off Riverside Drive in Watsonville. Located
conveniently just a mile from Highway 1, you can stop in here to
load up on fresh strawberries, or to buy your week’s lettuce,
greens, tomatoes, carrots, herbs, scallions, squash, and other
vegetables and fruits. We always have a good variety to sell. In
addition to our own certified organic produce, we also sometimes
offer a few sought-after items from other local organic farms,
including avocados from Old Adobe Orchard, eggs from Fiesta Farm
and Lemonade Springs Farm and organic flowers from Steve’s
cousin Josh at Thomas Farm. We know that half of you mainly come
for the berries. We choose the varieties of berries we grow for
their excellent flavor and we can pick them ripe because we are
not shipping them across the state or country. They come right
out of the field and into the farmstand or our CSA boxes.
As organic farmers, we rotate our strawberry patch every year to
foil the fungal diseases that build up in the soil. Once we’ve
planted a patch into berries, we won’t grow berries on that same
ground for at least 4 years. (Conventional growers fumigate
their fields every year to kill these pathogens.) We
expect to have strawberries from late March or early April to
October. Blueberries have a shorter season (late spring to mid
summer). We grow four varieties of southern highbush blueberries
at our home site. They are SouthMoon, O’Neal, Misty, and Jewel.
We have a wide variety of vegetables available at the farmstand
too. Here are some of the vegetables that we grow: beans (green,
yellow, romano), beets (red, gold, chioggia), bok choy, braising
mix, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage (green, red, and
savoy), carrots, cauliflower (white, purple and orange), celery,
chard (red, green, gold), cilantro, collards, dill, fennel,
green onions, kale (green, lacinato, red russian), leeks,
lettuce (red and green leaf, oak leaf, red and green butter,
little gem, romaine), mei quin choi, potatoes (red, gold),
pumpkins (jack o’lantern, rouge vif d’etampes, sugar pie),
onions, peppers, radishes, romanesco, salad mix, spinach, summer
squash (cousa, yellow crookneck, zucchini), tomatoes (cherry,
plum, Momataro, Valley Girl, Heirloom), turnips, and winter
squash (many interesting types). To find out what’s at the stand
before you go, you can check our Facebook page. Our Farmstand
Manager Extraordinaire Mike posts each week what’s available.
You can also call him or e-mail him.. (ADDED: May 15, 2017,