Vendors

Area 51 Designs

Area 51 Designs features rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils from all over the world. Jeff Shaw, the sole owner, has been collecting and purchasing such items since 2005 and has participated in our farmers’ market since 2011.  Area 51 Designs accepts rocks and other items from customers to individualize and transform into specified jewelry pieces at the customer's request.

Market Days: Sundays in Marina and Mondays in Pacific Grove

Ad Astra Bread Co.

Chef Ron Mendoza began his culinary career in 2000, after eight years of working in retail. To pursue a career that was more rewarding, creative, and on a grander scale, he enrolled at the California School of Culinary Arts. During his studies Mendoza joined Joachim Splichal's Patina Group, starting on the hot line of Nick and Stef's Steakhouse.

Mendoza advanced to Patina Restaurant where he began rigorous pastry training under Michelle Myers. He went on to work for David Myers at Restaurant Jaan in both savory and pastry. Most recently, Mendoza worked with both David and Michelle at Sona, where his versatility combined with an incessant energy and enthusiasm helped him to create noteworthy desserts for the restaurant. Next, Mendoza took on the executive pastry chef position at Ortolan, working with acclaimed L.A. Chef Christophe Eme. In 2006 Mendoza won a StarChefs.com Rising Stars Award and became pastry chef at Aubergine restaurant in downtown Carmel.

Mendoza looks forward to applying his talents to sweet and savory pastry creation for his new venture, Ad Astra Bread Co.

Contact: (323) 823-6772 / Info@Adastrabread.com

Market Days: Mondays in Pacific Grove

Chava’s Corn

 

Since 2002, Chava’s Corn has been serving delicious corn on the cob and loaded baked potatoes. Chava’s Corn is a family-owned and operated activity. 

Market Days: Sundays in Marina, Tuesdays at Alisal, Wednesdays at Natividad Medical Center, and Fridays at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare.

Contact: 831-998-7321/ Instagram: @Chavas_corn

Barajas Frutas Frescas

Serving the Monterey County Since 2000' - Aguas Frescas - Tostilocos - Raspados - Gazpachos - Fruit cups & more

Market Days: Sundays in Marina, Mondays in Pacific Grove, Tuesdays at Alisal, Wednesdays at Natividad Medical Center, and Fridays at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare.

Contact: frutasfrescasbarajas@gmail.com / Instagram: @Frutasfrescasbarajas

Blazin' Bayou Barbecue

BLAZIN' BAYOU BBQ OFFERS THE BEST IN AUTHENTIC TRADITIONAL  SOUTHERN BARBECUE TO THE SAN FRANCISCO & MONTEREY BAY AREAS. WE TAKE NO SHORTCUTS AS EVERYTHING IS CREATED FROM SCRATCH USING ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS MAKING EACH BITE AS SATISFYING AS THE FIRST. THAT'S BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE WAY WE DO IT... .WE'RE BLAZIN' BAYOU BBQ.

Market Days: Sundays in Marina

Contact: info@blazinbayoubbq.com

H&H Woodworking

H&HBusiness: H&H Woodworking

Market Days: Mondays in Pacific Grove

Products: Pens, Knives, and Assorted Wood Products

City Business Production is Conducted: Pacific Grove

People: David is a retired Monterey Bay oceanographer who has maintained woodworking as a hobby for twenty years. As a result of his experiences volunteering at farmers’ markets, he decided to expand his hobby and create a business out of it.

Sourcing: David uses recycled wood from friends and choppings from lumber yards. He also uses wood samples from flooring companies.

What motivates you to do this work? David has always had a passion for woodworking and really enjoys the creative process

 

Hummus Heaven

Delicious and nutritious Flavored Hummus, Garlic Spreads, Olives, Salads, Pita Bread and Chips and more at your local Bay Area farmers market.

Market Days: Fridays at SVMH, Sundays in Marina, Mondays in Pacific Grove

India Gourmet

Business: India Gourmet

Market Days: Mondays in Pacific Grove

Products: India Gourmet provides the local farmers’ markets with a variety of curries, chutney, naan, samosas, and traditional Indian drinks served with a smile! The naan is freshly baked on the spot in a tandoor oven – come for the show and for the food! The gourmet stand is well known for their variety of vegetarian dishes, potato and vegetable samosas, wraps and simmering lamb curry with spicy curry sauce.

City Business Production is Conducted: Watsonville, CA

People: India Gourmet is a small family business managed by both part-time and full-time family employees. Owned by Raj Dilhon, you can often find him out at the market spreading his contagious joy. You will also see Soledad Cruz preparing food and baking naan. She has been with India Gourmet since 2002 and loves it! The naan is her favorite specialty. Another familiar face at the stand is long-time family friend Joe. Joe enjoys the atmosphere of the Pacific Grove Farmers’ Market because of its proximity to the beach and the friendly locals.

Business History: India Gourmet has a small kitchen in Watsonville. They treasure their business and take pleasure in working personally with the farmers to create tasty Indian recipes. The cuisine stand can be seen at local farmers’ markets, the county fair, festivals, and through their catering services for special events. They also have a successful restaurant since the 90’s located in Monterey.

Sourcing: Products such as organic vegetables, herbs and spices are mostly purchased from local farmers markets; other products such as creams and yogurts are purchased from neighboring grocery stores like Costco Wholesale.

Personal Note: India Gourmet attracts a wide variety of customers in the county. Their top selling dish is the chicken tikka masala! This is a curry dish of roasted chicken chunks served in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce.

What motivates you to do this work? “We cook and serve people because it’s simply all we know and love. We enjoy working with the community, meeting new people and interacting with the farmers.”

 

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Mai Thai Cuisine

Mai Thai Cuisine offers freshly prepared Thai Cuisine. With locally sourced ingredients, Chef Rampueng prepares dishes made to order using an incredible array of spices enhanced with lime, chilies, and sweet and sour sauces. Chef’s specialty is green curry, come out and try it. 

 

 

Market days: Mondays at Pacific Grove, Fridays at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

 

Mr.Falafel

Mr. Falafel prepares fresh Mediterranean food including hummus, baklava, and of course fresh tasty falafel. 

Market Days: Sundays in Marina and Mondays in Pacific Grove.

Taquito’s Hernandez

Serving tasty Mexican food including Menudo, tacos, and burritos.

 

Market Days: Sundays in Marina

 

The Perfect Crumb

The Perfect Crumb is a small local bakery based out of Monterey, California. They offer a variety of services including delicious baked goods made fresh daily, breakfast, lunch, Peet’s coffee, and catering/special orders.

Market Days: Mondays in PG, Wednesdays at Natividad, Fridays at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and Sundays in Marina.

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