Everyone loves the fresh aroma of fruits, vegetables and flowers. The people who frequently visit the Farmers’ Markets to purchase treats fresh from the farms, also support the local farmers. For them, a stroll in Farmers’ Markets on a weekend is the perfect way to spend the day. If you visit Fort Lauderdale, there are many Farmers’ Markets which are famous for the large amounts of produce. Check out the top 10 in and around Fort Lauderdale.
Batten's Farmers Market
The market is open year-round on weekdays except Wednesdays from 10 am–5 pm and on weekends from 9 am–5 pm. Batten’s Farmers Market is quite popular among the locals, renowned for the plenitude of strawberries during spring and winter. The farmstead was reopened in 2011 after its closure in 2008. Batten has always sold fresh and organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers and continues to do so. The market also sells raw honey, breads, nuts, jellies and jams. The visitors can also savor milkshakes and smoothies. The petting zoo is a big hit among the kids and they can also attend gardening and cooking classes.
Boca Raton Green Market
The market opens seasonally on Saturdays from early October till mid May from 8 am to 1pm. The local residents and the tourists visiting Boca throng here to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, baked goods, pet foods and prepared gourmet meals. There is live entertainment and crafts demonstration for kids on specific days. It is a great place to spend the Saturday with family as the market is situated in a crowded shopping area.
Brothers Farmers Markets
These markets are located on North State Road in Hollywood and Sterling Road in Davie. They are open year-round on weekdays from 8am – 5pm and weekends from 8am – 3pm. Brothers’ Farmers’ Markets were established in 2003. They support the local farmers of Florida by offering reasonably priced organic and fresh produce. The fruits and vegetables baskets are frequently restocked during the day owing to the popularity of the two stores.
Delray Beach Green Market
Delray Beach Green Market also opens seasonally on Saturdays only starting from mid October to May from 9 am – 2 pm. It is an outdoor market based in Delray Beach downtown. The residents who are conscious about their health come here to shop for locally grown fruits and veggies, dairy products, herbs, grass-fed meats and all natural chicken. Gourmet foods, flowers, gift items and plants are also available for purchase. Animals from local farms are brought here every week.
Flamingo Road Nursery and Farmers Market
This nursery and farmers market is open year-round on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturdays from 8 am to 7 pm and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm. This huge, vibrant nursery also sells fresh fruits and vegetables including vine-ripened hydroponic tomatoes in a ruby red color. Additionally, there is a Boar’s Head Deli, a sweet shop with delicious pastries and handmade chocolates, and a sandwich counter. Don’t miss the huge gift shop spread on a 7,000 square foot area. You can also find various garden items including fountains and plants available for purchase.
Josh’s Organic Garden and Juice Bar
This organic garden and juice bar is open year-round on Sundays only from 9 am-5:30 pm. Covered by a marquee, this garden is located at Ocean Walk on Hollywood Beach. It is a 100% organic market which sells the freshest fruits and veggies in South Florida. The fans gather at the juice bar to savor the exotic and delightful fresh juices.
Parkland Farmers Market
This farmers market opens seasonally on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the months of November to April from 9 am-1 pm. This market is located at the Equestrian Center. It attracts residents and tourists for the fresh produce, crafts, homemade pastries and flowers.
Pompano Beach Green Market
This beach market opens seasonally on Saturdays only from late October to April, starting at 8 am until 1 pm. This outdoor market is located in Pompano Beach downtown. The hawkers sell vegetables, fruits, seafood, package gourmet foods and coffee. You can also purchase historical photos, books and orchids etc.
SunFresh Farmers Market
This market is open year-round from Monday to Saturday; it starts at 8 am and closes at 7 pm. On Sundays, it closes an hour early. This indoor market is located in Fort Lauderdale and it is famous for its reasonable prices and the variety of eggs, nuts and local produce. The store is uncluttered and spacious as well.
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Yellow Green Farmers Market is the largest in South Florida. It is open year-round on Fridays from 7 am to 10 pm and on Saturdays & Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm. Numerous vendors sell organic produce, grains, herbs, fresh fish, pastries, dairy products and eggs, bottled and packaged foods in this store which is located in an open warehouse with a metal roof. The visitors can also purchase apparels, home goods, jewelry, garden and pet supplies. People can buy lunch from food stalls and eat in the dining hall behind the market. You can bring your dogs to the market as long as they are leashed.