Our Favorite Farmer’s Markets
November 27, 2017admin
Cover photo by Miami and the Beaches.
Living in Miami where distractions are many and breaks are few, our weekends are sacred ground–split between serious getdowns and some much-needed R&R. In other words, a lot of the time we need a vacation from our weekend schedules. But over the past few years with the rise of conscious consumerism and green eating, Miami’s weekend produce market game is on the serious come up. Take a look at our favorite local Farmer’s Markets in South Florida:
Upper Eastside Farmer’s Market
A great selection of artisan vendors come together at a beautiful little park along North Biscayne. It’s always inspiring to see local collectives come together to shed light on important movements in the community and at the Upper Eastside Farmer’s Market, powerhouses like Urban Oasis Project and Little River Cooperative have planted their home.
When: Saturdays, 9AM – 2PM. Where: Legion Park – NE 66 ST & Biscayne.
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Many markets tend to return to the same empty lot, and have teams of tents and vendors that pop-up virtually over night. But what makes Hollywood’s Yellow Green Farmers Market so special is that it has a physical home, when craftsmen and women popping up two days in a row every week. It’s also South Florida’s largest farmer’s market. Now that’s investment in the entrepreneurial spirit.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 8AM – 4PM. Where: 1940 North 30th Road, Hollywood, FL.
Pinecrest Farmers’ Market
Talk about celebrating delicious culture and produce at a gorgeous location, teaming with history and luscious landscapes. This market is one of our favorites because it’s set in the former Parrot Jungle and filled with mouth-watering selections of local produce, freshly made meals, local art and handmade goods. It’s opening its doors this Sunday, December 3rd for a special celebration of Knight Foundation’s 10-year anniversary, make sure to RSVP!
When: Sunday, 9AM – 2PM. Where: Pinecrest Gardens – 11000 Red Road.
Coconut Grove Organic Market
This market has been a staple to the neighborhood for quite some time, and with good reason. It was one of the first to emphasize organic living to the city and still holds true to it today. Their vendor selection is top notch, especially the prepared food section, where things like avocado salad and pest-stuffed mushrooms are serious can’t-misses.
When: Saturdays, 10AM – 7PM. Where: 3300 Grand Ave.
Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market
As the longest promenade in Miami, Lincoln Road houses some pretty awesome shops. On weekends, the pedestrian-friendly outdoor mall opens its floors up artisans and craftspeople for a special twist on a market classic. You’ll find everything from fruits and veggies, to fresh-baked goods, caught ceviche, plants, jellies, and other delicious local items.
When: Sundays, 9AM – 5PM. Where: Lincoln Road between Washington & Meridian.
The Market #atMDD
Another great market happening during the week, The Market #atMDD is a cool collision between art and craft where local producers pop-up alongside the incredible modern art installations of the Design District and its Palm Court. Their worldly selection of foods ranges from the Middle East and Korean to Argentine Steaks and Poke. It’s definitely a great post-work escape.
When: Wednesdays, 3PM – 8PM. Where: Jungle Plaza, West Entrance: 3801 NE 1st Avenue; North Entrance: 140 NE 39th Street.
University of Miami Farmers Market
This one’s a highly well-kept secret, but it’s definitely worth the covert mission to find it. Located in between the library and the student center, this market packs a punch. Zak The Baker popped up here before his brick & mortar was a reality, many of the city’s local artisans frequent this weekday market, and its location is not only spirited, but legendary.
When: Wednesdays, 9AM – 3PM. Where: University of Miami campus – in between student center & library.
Redland Market Village
It might be a flea market but Redland Market Village boasts a huge fresh produce and farmers portion in its repertoire. Family owned since 1987, the market lives under a permanent structure that is brimming with life four days a week. You have the indoor farmers market, outdoor flea market, and a whole area dedicated to fresh fruits & vegetables. Plus, some of the most authentic Mexican you’ll have in the region.
When: Thursday & Friday, 11AM – 6PM. Saturday & Sunday, 7AM – 6PM. Where: 24420 S Dixie Highway.
Get an even more comprehensive list byEdible South Florida to really know the lay of the market land.