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BUY LOCAL: 10 GO-TO FARMERS MARKETS IN MIAMI

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CLARISSA BUCH

MAY 31, 2019

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Year-round fresh fruits and veggies are probably one of the greatest perks of living in Miami. And there’s no place better to get ’em than at your local farmers market. Even better, most of Miami’s markets set up their stands at least once a week. No matter the weather, visit the nearest one for locally-grown seasonal produce, flowers and plants, prepared foods, and unique handmade goods.

Not sure where that may be? We’ve mapped them out for you. All you need to do is grab your canvas bag, sunglasses, and hit the road.

Inside the Brickell City Centre, Miami’s Green Market Co-Op sponsors a rain or shine farmers market that’s not to be missed. All year long, you can stop by and find a selection of local fruits, vegetables, flowers, prepared foods, and other artisanal goods. Set up along a ground-level landscaped pathway between 7th and 8th streets within the indoor-outdoor mall, offerings rotate weekly depending on what’s seasonal, which means no two markets will ever be the same.

How’s this for a Saturday morning plan: take an hour-long yoga class at Tropical Park and then stick around for the Southwest Community Farmers’ Market. The weekly event features fresh produce, herbs, plants, homemade scrubs, and a super welcoming community, so don’t be surprised if you leave with a new friend.

No need to drive to downtown or Miami Beach to get your farmers market fix. The Pinecrest Farmers Market, which is also run by Miami’s Green Market Co-Op, offers all the fresh and locally-grown produce, prepared goods, and baked items you could ever want. The weekly event takes place rain or shine every Sunday in the parking lot of Pinecrest Gardens, so if the weather goes south, just slip on a poncho, the vendors will be there waiting for you.

Swing by the Upper Eastside on Saturday morning to check out one of the largest farmers markets in Miami. Organized by the Urban Oasis Project, the year-round Legion Park Farmers Market brings together more than 40 vendors, farmers, and local food artisans all in one spot. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are they’ve got it.

Calling all pup-lovers! The Kendall Village Farmers Market is one of Miami’s most dog-friendly operations in the city. So when you swing by on a Sunday to stock up on flowers, bread, fruits, vegetables, and fresh-baked desserts, don't worry about bringing Fido (just make sure he or she is on a leash). We won’t tell if you sneak your best friend a treat from your bag, either.

Mondays just got a whole lot better. Head over to this afternoon market to load up on Florida-grown produce from the Urban Oasis Project and other prepared sweet and savory goods from local vendors. If you have time, sign up for a five-course plant-based community dinner, which takes place during the market at 6:30pm. Led by chef Allen Susser, the weekly meals highlight seasonal fruits and vegetables found right there at the market.

The last place you’d expect to find a farmers market is inside a mall. But, believe it or not, the Aventura Market - Farmers & Artisans brings fresh fruits, vegetables, and artisanal goods to one of the largest shopping centers in the country. During mall hours, you’ll find an array of produce and products from more than 25 vendors, including breads, exotic fruits, and succulents. Stop by during mall hours on Saturday or Sunday to get your fill.

Thanks to The Market Company, take your pick at 10 different neighborhood farmers markets hosted in Miami, including Miami Shores, Normandy Village, Dadeland Mall, and the Government Center. While they’re not as large as some of the others, all markets offer a fully-stocked line-up of fruits, vegetables, plants, prepared foods, and even fresh Italian gelato. Check out their website for specific dates and times.

One of Miami’s longest-running farmers markets, the Redland Market Village features a large selection of fruits and vegetables, as well as a fish market and a plant nursery. So sling your reusable tote over your shoulder, bump elbows with your neighbors, and spend the day perusing the vendor tables — they operate from Thursday through Sunday.

Yellow Green Farmers Market is a pretty big deal. Set up in Hollywood, it’s the largest in South Florida. Spread out across a 100,000-square-foot facility, this haven for all things fresh and filling includes more than 300 booths selling everything you could ever need and more. It’s open twice a week on Saturday and Sunday all day long, making it one of the most convenient, too.

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