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Farmer’s Markets: Homegrown freshness in your backyard

By on February 6, 2011

Enjoy your fruits and vegetables while they are peaking in flavor right after they are freshly picked. Check out these local markets of homegrown freshness.

IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

COCONUT GROVE SATURDAY ORGANIC MARKET

Presented by Glaser Organic Farms this popular market includes organic fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds & raw vegan foods including exotic rarities, such as durian & jaboticaba, from around the entire world. A salad bar offers wild rice salads, avocado salad, corn salad, olive salad, and fruit medleys, complimented with raw vegan dressing made with fresh herbs & organic extra virgin olive oils. This certified organic farm was established in 1980 and specializes in growing tropical fruits such as mango, papaya, lychee, bananas, avocados, winter vegetables & herbs. Market open every Saturday, rain or shine 10am–7pm. 3300 Grand Ave. Coconut Grove. www.glaserorganicfarms.com

THE SOUTH MIAMI FARMERS’ MARKET

Operated by Earth Learning this new market is open Saturday mornings. Under the Big Green Tent you will find local, organic and sustainably-grown produce in season (tropical fruits, annual & perennial vegetables, mushrooms), eggs, dairy, & valueadded products (jams, jellies, salsas, fermented & pickled foods). Food comes from local area organic growers (including participating members of Redland Organics), community gardens & backyard growers. The market will also sell edible and native plants. 9am–2pm. In front of South Miami City Hall. 6130 Sunset Drive (SW 72 Ave). So. Miami. www.earth-learning.org

THE SUNDAY MARKET

Enjoy this open-air market at Mary Brickell Village, featuring olive oil, pastas, baked goods, plants, arts & crafts, jewelry & more. Sundays thru June. 10am–2pm. Mary Brickell Village, 900 Block of South Miami Ave. Miami. 305-531-0038 www.themarketcompany.org

PINECREST GARDENS FARMERS’ MARKET

Purchase fresh produce in the parking Lot under the Banyan Trees, Fresh Produce, Spices, Food, Organic Products, local goose eggs, local honey, zucchini flowers, artisan breads & much more! 9am–2pm. Every Sunday Thru May. 11000 SW 57 Ave. Pinecrest. 305-531-0038 www.themarketcompany.org

FARMERS MARKETS IN BROWARD COUNTY

SW RANCHES FARMERS’ MARKET

Healthy, delicious food, grown using sustainable methods. Organic produce, locally grown. 100% natural, produce grown without pesticides or herbicides.Family owned and operated. Fresh vegetables & herbs, honey & bee pollen on site. Starter herb, vegetable plants, & locally grown fruit trees available. Open 10:30am–6:30pm, 6 days a week. Closed on Thursdays. 5150 S Flamingo Rd, Southwest Ranches. 754-423-3786.
www.swrfarmersmarket.com

STILES FARMERS MARKET

Family-owned & operated by Joe Stiles & Family, Stiles indoor farmers’ market offers the freshest fruits, vegetables and the finest quality Italian, Jewish, Jamaican , Asian & Spanish ethnic specialties, frozen fish, & chicken. Also find breads & pastries, wholesale foods, & dairy products. For the past 58 years, Joe Stiles has thrived and built a reputation in the community as a customer-friendly grocer & good neighbor. Open every day. Mon–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun. 8am–6pm. 5920 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill. 954-733-5252. www.stilesfarmersmarket.com

JOSH’S ORGANIC GARDEN

Every Sunday this open-air green market features a variety of unique, exotic & unusual fruit, vegetables, freshly picked(some the night before,) and juices, including the signature “Thank God! Blend,” an organic juice made with fresh produce. Get there early. 9am. Hollywood Organic Green Market at Harrison Street & the Broadwalk, 101 N Ocean Dr # 169, 954-456-3276

PEMBROKE PINES FARMERS’ MARKET

Back to Nature Farmers’ Market features farm fresh produce, tropical plants, flowers, garden accessories, gourmet & organic foods & drinks, children’s arts & crafts and more! 9am–1pm. Pembroke Pines. • February 13, PP City Center, 10300 Pines Blvd. • February 27, Lexus of PP, 16150 Pines Blvd.

GREENMARKET-POMPANO BEACH

GreenMarket Pompano Beach is presented by the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach CRA and is committed to providing the best and freshest fruits and vegetables, juices, baked goods, seafood, gourmet teas & coffees & other food items, as well as orchids, plants & health-related products & services. Visitors will find art, books and historical images, art shows, historical walking tours of Pompano Beach historic downtown, antique automobile shows, environmental exhibits, live musical entertainment and products at the GreenMarket as well. Every Saturday through April 30. 8am–1pm. 100 NE First Street, across from City Hall, Pompano Beach. 954-782-3015

MARANDO FARMS

Fresh local fruits and vegetables, herbs picked and eaten at the height of ripeness within the past day or two. You can pick your own fresh eggs. Food Co-op available. Marando Farms offers an extensive collection of plants. From hedges to exotic, decorative species. Weekend Farmers’ Market 9am–5pm. 1401 SW 1st Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-294-2331. www.marandofarms.com

CITY OF PARKLAND FARMER’S MARKET

Fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, crafts, & homemade cookies and pies? If so, the City of Parkland is proud to announce the Parkland Farmers’ Market. Vendors will be selling everything from green peppers to sweet cupcakes. Parking is located off of Ranch Road. Live entertainment will be performing on the stage along with plenty of children’s activities making this a fun, family event. February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17. 9am–1pm. 8350 Ranch Rd, Parkland. 954-757-4120.

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