There’s no better place to get your weekly intake of fruit and veggies than a farmers’ market. Luckily, Florida’s rich and fertile soil means we can enjoy some of the best, freshest produce anyone could find.
We can also get a glimpse into the wares of local artists, with handmade jewelry and home goods usually on offer at farmers’ markets. They’re also fantastic places to wander around, especially on a lazy day or simply when you need an excuse to get outside.
Mostly taking place over the weekend, here are the best farmers’ markets to look out for:
The next time you plan a day out to the zoo, make it the first weekend of the month! Zoo Miami has partnered with Miami Friendors to welcome small local businesses specializing in baked goods, juices, jewelry, fashion, home decor and more to the grounds. Admission to the zoo comes at an additional cost, but access to the market is free.
When: First Saturday & Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: In the promenade leading up to the zoo gates. (Zoo address: 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177)
2. The Grove Makers Market, Coconut Grove
For one day this holiday season, the The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove will transform into a vibrant marketplace filled with unique creators and wonderful treasure finds. Hosted by the Arts & Culture Committee of The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, the upcoming Grove Makers Market will be the perfect spot to shop around for artisanal crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts. A portion of the proceeds raised from the event will be distributed for Thanksgiving meals to the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry.
When: November 10, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: 2985 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
3. Vizcaya Village Farmers Market, Coconut Grove
Can you think of a more idyllic location to spend the day getting your fresh produce? We can’t. Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Vizcaya’s estate, this farmers’ market takes place every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday mornings you’ll not only get access to a wide selection of local vendors to shop for all your needs, but you’ll also get to explore The Village, a secret part of the famous estate that only opens to the public during market hours.
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 3250 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
4. Legion Park Farmers Market, Upper Eastside
Powered by Urban Oasis Project, this wonderful Saturday market in Legion Park features a wide variety of tropical fruit, local veggies and fun offerings such as crystals and oils, baked goods and an array of unique objects you won’t find anywhere else!
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 6601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Kick off your weekend right with a stroll through Coconut Grove’s popular farmers’ market. Held every Saturday at Glaser Organic Farm, this produce market is packed full of vendors offerings an array of vegetables and fruits, fresh-pressed juices, vegan treats, homemade soaps and other artisan goods.
When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 3300 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
6. Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market, Miami Beach
Take Sunday shopping to the next level by popping into Lincoln Road’s Farmer’s Market. Held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you’ll find all kinds of goodies at this cute market, including fresh fruits, fresh-cut flowers, plants as well as other items, such as bread, honey, jams and jellies. Plus, if you get hungry you can always get a ready-made meal! They have everything from empanadas to açaí bowls!
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Road between Washington & Meridian Avenues
Did you know that Aventura Mall houses the largest indoor market in all of South Florida? And it runs all weekend long! Products on offer throughout the lower and upper levels of the mall include fruits and veggies, juices, baked goods, flowers, jewelry, dog goodies and more. See their full list of vendors here and when you’re done wandering around, treat yourself to some more shopping around the mall….
When: Saturdays & Sundays, during mall hours
Where: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
8. Redland Market Village, Homestead
Located in Princeton, Redland Market Village’s permanent market is the perfect spot to get all your produce right from the source. Here, you’ll find plenty of fruit and veggies from nearby farms as well as local produce such as lychees and starfruit. Plus there’s a plant nursery, artisan market and fish market open all year round — literally everything you could possibly need.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 24420 S Dixie Hwy, Redland, FL 33032
With fresh produce, homemade jams, artisanal cheeses and more — all surrounded by botanical beauty — this long-running market is the place to be on any given Sunday. Named the best farmers’ market in Miami, check out all the local vendors selling everything from coffee to dog treats and then take a relaxing stroll through Pinecrest Gardens.
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156
At the Hialeah Farmers Market, choose from a variety of fresh produce, unique apparel and ready-to-eat foods while also listening to music. There’s also a Night Market brought to Trail Park on Fridays, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., where they team up with local vendors and food trucks while offering movie nights and activities. For updates or any schedule changes, visit their Instagram.
When: First Sundays of the month, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 7505 W 12th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33014
[NOTE: Surfside Market is closed for summer and reopens in October] This adorable little market is held every Sunday along 95th Street between Collins and Harding Avenues and features all kinds of goodies all the way from ready-made meals such as açaí bowls to home decor and clothing. Plus it’s super cute in case you just want to stop by and enjoy your food right then and there.
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 95th Street, between Collins and Harding Ave.
12. The Shores Sunday Market, Miami Shores
On Sundays, head over to Optimist Park in Miami Shores for an array of food trucks, kids activities (yes, there’s bounce houses), vendors, plant-based products, live music and more.
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – p.m.
Where: 9301 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138
13. Yellow Green Farmer’s Market, Hollywood
This one is pretty far from the city, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you really want to spend the day at a farmers’ market! Situated in an open-air space covered by a tin roof and fans circulating throughout, this massive spot provides a bounty of seasonal and fresh foods along with artisanal goods from more than 325 local businesses. There’s a stage for live music and you can have a seat at the Tikis while having a buttery lobster roll from The Trap or a frozen cocktail from the Happytizer Bar. See the full list of vendors on their website.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: 3080 Sheridan St. Hollywood, FL 33021