MONTEREY, CA. (Sept. 27, 2023) — The Salinas Valley Health Farmers' Market, open Fridays, is changing its hours to 12-5 p.m. on Sept. 29 and for the month of October, and from 12-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 10, closing for the season on Nov. 10. Two other Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets will close for the winter in October, while the three others will remain open year-round.
Alisal Farmers' Market, open Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., will close on Oct. 10, while Natividad Farmers' Market, open Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will close on Oct. 25.
Markets that will remain open include the Marina Farmers' Market, 215 Reservation Road, on the corner of Vista Del Camino and Reservation Road in the Marina Village Shopping Center, currently open rain or shine every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be open year-round, including all holiday weekends, except between Christmas and New Years’ Day; and the Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market, at the corner of Central and Grand avenues, is open rain or shine year-round, including all holiday weekends, except between Christmas and New Years’ Day, every Monday from 3 to 7 p.m., with winter hours of 3 to 6 p.m. starting Nov. 6.
The new Seaside Farmers’ Market will also be open year-round, Thursdays 3-7 p.m. at Laguna Grande Regional Park, 1259 Canyon Del Rey Blvd. in Seaside.
For more information on Everyone’s Harvest, go to www.everyonesharvest.org or call (831) 384-6961.
About Everyone’s Harvest
Everyone’s Harvest was founded in 2002 by Iris Peppard building on her capstone project as a student at California State University Monterey Bay. Since then, the small nonprofit has grown into a robust, values-driven 501(c)3 organization. It operates six certified farmers’ markets and is a catalyst for health-related programs across Monterey County.
The mission is to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs. The vision is for every community to have a fair and sustainable food system.
More than 2,500 families are served weekly by Everyone’s Harvest markets in Salinas, Marina, and Pacific Grove — with more than 25 small and mid-scale farmers serving them. Everyone’s Harvest takes pride in the growing community of people who value sustainably grown food and rely on Everyone’s Harvest for access to local fresh fruits and vegetables.
The farmers’ market locations serve diverse communities and low-income people. Local hospitals host Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets at Natividad Medical Center and Salinas Valley Health (formerly Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System). Everyone’s Harvest pioneered access to several public nutrition benefits at its farmers’ markets for everyone to access fresh, local, and organic and sustainably grown foods.
Everyone’s Harvest also offers free space to other nonprofits, community groups, and government entities at its markets for public outreach.