In Florida, winter means you might wear pants instead of shorts, or that you will consider spending a little more time indoors than you do in the summer months. But for Florida farmers, winter brings in a new set of crops to energize the crowds at local markets. Here are some Florida Farmers Markets worth visiting to spice up your holiday season.
Winter Park Farmers Market
Central Park West Meadow
200 W New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 (directions)
True to its name, the Winter Park Farmers Market remains open year-round. At this market, you will find only locally produced fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. This is the top produce and plant market in central Florida. Wake up early on a Saturday morning to get here early, and you won’t be disappointed with the impressive range of plants, herbs, and garden goods that take center stage.
West Palm Beach Green Market
Every Saturday through April 15, 2023, 9AM-1PM
100 North Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (directions)
Celebrating back-to-back success as the “Best Farmers Market” in the US (USA Today Readers’ Choice Poll), the West Palm Beach Green Market’s theme this year is “Sweet Success.” The quality vendors are bright spots in this European-inspired waterfront market that holds court in an historic downtown district every Saturday from October to April. You’ll find a variety of fresh in-season produce, exotic plants, herbs, spices, and baked goods. Soak up the afternoon sunshine on the expansive lawn and savor the view while strolling along the waterfront and choosing the very best in locally grown produce.
Coconut Grove Farmers Market (Miami)
3300 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 22133 (directions)
The Coconut Grove Farmers Market is a full-fledged produce market run by Homestead’s Glaser Organic Farm. Dozens of fruit and vegetable stands pepper the corners, while raw bars and prepared organic salads, juices, and nut milks are on display for purchase and enjoyment. Vibrant vegan ice cream is for sale on the warmer days (and the cooler ones, too!) which you can enjoy over conversation at one of the many picnic tables. Other local vendors sell honey, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry, and other artisanal items that are perfect for last-minute holiday gifts.
Pinecrest Farmers Market
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156 (directions)
Featuring a plethora of locally produced vegetables and fruits from nearby farms in Redland and Homestead, vendors at the Pinecrest Farmers Market set up shop among the trees in the parking lot at Pinecrest Gardens. Shopping outdoors in the middle of winter becomes an airy treat, and the local aroma of tropical floral blooms tantalizes the senses while shopping for honey, cheese from independent dairy farmers, and homemade guacamole.
St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
October 1, 2022-May 27, 2023
Al Lang Stadium
230 1st St. SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (directions)
The St. Petersburg winter market is held at Al Lang Stadium every Saturday and is the largest market in the southeast US. Family-owned farms dominate the vendor stalls, but you can find artisan-created meals and handmade crafts for any occasion. International flavors and prepared dishes provide a meal for your rumbly stomach. You might even get lucky and find a local chef serving up food demonstrations on mobile carts to promote healthy recipes. Add in live music from local bands, and a weekly market becomes a community party.
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