Monterey has some of the best produce around to offer, but the key is knowing where to find them! Most Farmer’s markets in the area are a safe bet, but finding the best roadside stands can be a bit trickier. Here are a few suggestions for produce stands and farmer’s markets from a few Monterey locals here at Robert’s Collision and Repair.
The Farm in Salinas Valley. This produce location even has it’s own web page! http://thefarm-salinasvalley.com/farm-store/produce-stand/
Del Monte Produce is a local produce stand with three different locations, the nearest one in Monterey at 2400 Del Monte Ave. in Monterey. http://freshdelmonte.com/
Valley Produce and Spice is a regular produce stand at 399 Reservation Road in Marina.
Finally, there is a handful of produce stands along Highway 101 in Gilroy. You’ll roll past several different produce stands for produce and of course, garlic.
And just as a side mention, here are the Farmer’s Markets we recommend too!
Farmer’s Market at Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St., Monterey, 646-4000.
Every Thursday from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
Farmer’s Market in Downtown Monterey
Alvarado Street, Monterey, 655-2607.
Every Tuesday, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Monterey Park Certified Farmers' Market
At CSU Monterey Bay’s Library
Every Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.