Coconut Grove Farmers Market vendors say it feels like “freedom” (includes video story)

Markets are an opportunity for local businesses to sell their products in person. These events were put on pause last year due to global COVID-19 shutdowns.

Norbert Quintero, the Coconut Grove Foodie and Farmers Market administrator, said the market lets vendors expose their products to people in Coconut Grove.

The market at 2750 McFarlane Rd. sells a wide variety of products. There are fresh fruits and vegetables, drinks, oils and spreads, and pastries. Non-edible products, such as clothing and crystals, are also available to purchase.

One vendor compares the market to freedom.

“Being at the market, for me it’s a synonym of freedom,” said Christine Emanuely, owner of Everyday Miami Meals. “You come here, you’re in a nice environment, it’s a warm day outside, you meet some amazing people. You share a lot of experiences, you have a lot of possibilities.”

The market is held every Sunday outside St. Stephens Church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emma Delamo is a senior FIU student majoring in Broadcast Media. She is pursuing a minor in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics and a second minor in Global Communication. She loves journalism and has a passion for reporting local and entertainment news.