If you live in Southeast Florida, you already know that “in season” means winter to spring – just the opposite of more northern climes. So we are fortunate to have farm fresh produce at open-air winter farmer’s markets – a time when most areas in the US have to move their farmer’s markets indoors. I’ll have to admit that many markets import some produce, even here in warm Florida, but at least you’ll be able to eat healthy year-round.
Boca Raton Green Market
corner of S. Federal Hwy & S. Mizner Blvd
(Royal Palm Place Shopping Center)
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Contact: Emily Lilly
Open Air – Seasonal
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Coconut Grove Farmers Market
Address: Grand Ave. and Margaret St.
Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, 33133
Web site: http://glaserorganicfarms.com
Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm
Coral Gables Farmers Market
405 Biltmore Way
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fort Pierce Downtown Farmers Market
Located along the Indian River Lagoon
Between the Fort Pierce Marina and the Public Library on Melody Lane
(at the east end of Orange Avenue)
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982
Contact: T.A. Wyner
Open Year-Round – rain or shine
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
This market is in my local area that I have attended, and it is always well-supplied and well-attended. It is truly a community effort, and often has members of the University of Florida Master Gardening program as well as volunteers from Heathcote Botanical Gardens available to answer any home gardening and landscaping questions. There’s always live music and plenty to see and do. There are plenty of regular vendors , which is always a sign of a thriving farmer’s market.
Lincoln Road Farmers Market
600 Block of Lincoln Road
(between Meridian and Euclid Aves.)
Miami Beach, Florida
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Normandy Village Farmers Market
900 71st Street
Contact: Claire Tomlin
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Port St. Lucie Green Market
Port St. Lucie Civic Center
9221 S.E. Civic Center Place
Port St. Lucie FL 39452
Contact: Kelly Tiger
Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – rain or shine
Another local market that I have been fortunate to attend, the Port St Lucie Green Market re-opened recently, much to the delight of local residents. It had been closed for a while when the City was constructing its new Civic Center on the southeast corner of US Highway 1 at Walton Road. Although there are not as many vendors and it is not as well-attended as the Fort Pierce Market, it is building in popularity, and is a great place for local fresh produce, flowers and baked goods.
West Palm Beach Green Market
101 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402
Contact: City of West Palm Beach Community Events
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. My friends in West Palm Beach rave about this farmer’s market, which is supposed to have over 60 vendors. It was recently moved to its new location, and offers free parking, which is a plus in this city. I understand that it is a community happening, and lots of folks bring their dogs, so if you are not an avid lover of “man’s best friend,” get there early, before the crowds and canines.