Farmer’s Markets, where many farmers were able to sell or trade their goods, originated in Egypt thousands of years ago.
The concept is not all that different today. Choosing to purchase your goods at your local Farmer’s Market benefits local businesses and is more sustainable than conventional grocery stores.
Front entrance at Southwest Ranches Farmer’s Market (Maria Lozada/SFMN)
5150 South Flamingo Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
If you’re looking for a place to find fresh produce and organic beverages in Broward County, Southwest Ranches Farmer’s Market is the place to go. It sells items such as honey, raw dairy, and organically grass-fed meat. Unlike most farmers’ markets, this one is open every day (except for Mondays) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It also has an entry to a photogenic garden filled with plants and flowers for visitors!
3300 Grand Ave
Miami, FL 33133
You could quite literally spend your entire day (and paycheck!) at Coconut Grove’s Organic Farmer’s Market. Located at Grand Avenue and Margaret Street, it is held outdoors (rain or shine) every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A wide variety of vendors keeps it bustling. Organic skincare, haircare, and body-care products can be sampled before purchasing from several vendors. From organic fruits and veggies to a delicious salad bar and unique raw food pizzas, snacks keep you refreshed, too.
358 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
The market at Merrick Park is located on San Lorenzo Avenue directly in front of Kate Spade. It is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are several parking options for all those who are looking to visit Merrick Park, making this market convenient and accessible. This market is unique for its fresh artisan bread. Not only is there good produce, but several vendors sell homemade jam(s), organic wellness juices, and plants.
5151 SW 64th Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
Children can enjoy a petting zoo filled with goats, horses, and chickens. The market also offers hayrides for families, smoothies and acai bowls, Almost everything is made with organic ingredients. Marando Farms and Ranch is open on weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and on weekdays (except for Wednesdays) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3080 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Every Saturday and Sunday, Yellow Green Farmers Market opens its doors to the community from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Is is extra special because, besides produce, it has vendors from all around the world selling food, clothing, jewelry, essential oils, plants, and more. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes in the north lot. After the first 30 minutes, a flat fee of $10 is charged. In the South Lot, parking for the first 30 minutes is also free,and guests are charged $10 after every 3 hours.