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Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets


PO Box 955, Freedom, CA 95019

(831) 728-5060


The oldest and largest farmers market organization on the central coast operates four farmers markets with locations in Aptos, Carmel, and two in Monterey. Two of the four markets operate year-round.

Founded in 1976, the MBCFM is a “certified” organization, meaning the participating farmers are certified with the state and sell only products they grow themselves. To support the communities in which they operate, MBCFM donates up to three spaces per month to local non-profits to raise awareness of their programs.

The Monterey Bay region is a rich in organic farms, wineries and boutique food purveyors. Santa Cruz is the cradle of the organic movement, dating back to 1967, when Alan Chadwick and students transformed a rugged hillside at UCSC into a garden using hand tools and organic amendments. More than 90 vendors offer a large selection of California produce and flowers from small regional farmers. In addition, local vendors offer a diverse selection of specialty products.

Connecting With Community Groups in Monterey County

Monterey County community groups and nonprofits play a fundamental role in making this a safe and thriving place.

Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Monterey County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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