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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

Greater Miami & Miami Beach is celebrated for its award-winning restaurants boasting all sorts of delicious dishes. To really dig into the culinary scene, however, you’ll want to visit one of the many seasonal farmers markets selling Florida’s produce throughout the week. Meet the farmers, taste something new or exotic that you’ll only find in Miami, and load up on fresh vegetables, spices and ingredients to make a memorable meal from your bounty. You’re not only supporting local purveyors – you’ll go home with a true taste and understanding of Miami.

South Beach

Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market

Stroll bustling Lincoln Road every Sunday to explore the long-running Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market. Along the pedestrian-friendly street, you’ll find vendors selling bright fruits and vegetables, smoothies, homemade empanadas, bread, jams, fresh ceviche and an assortment of flowers and plants.

Jars at the farmers market
Fresh, homemade treats await you at Miami's farmers markets.

Aventura

Aventura Farmers Market

After shopping till you drop at Aventura Mall, refuel at the sprawling Aventura Farmers Market, located on the lower level and running from the center court to Zara. You’ll instantly feel the excitement as you browse more than 40 local vendors selling decadent sweets, artisanal breads, exotic fruits and veggies, teas, handcrafted jewelry, tropical plants and much more. The farmers market is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Upper East Side

Legion Park Farmers Market

Taste the flavors of Florida at the Legion Park Farmers Market (every Sunday at the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 66th Street). This award-winning farmers market crafted by the Urban Oasis Project (which has led the local food movement since 2008) boasts 40 vendors, food artisans, and the chance to chat with growers about all the unique items. Look for fresh seafood, pasture-raised eggs, grass-fed beef and pork, and even upcycled clothing.

Merrick Park
Stop by the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables for the Sunday farmers' market.

Coral Gables

The Farmers’ Market at Merrick Park

Join the locals in Coral Gables every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market at Merrick Park. At this outdoor market, you’ll choose from vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, trees and plants. Extra bonus: you can join free tai chi classes, gardening workshops, cooking demonstrations and children's activities. Arrive by bike and you’ll find free bike parking.

Coconut Grove Organic Farmers’ Market
Enjoy organic goodies in Coconut Grove.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove Saturday Organic Farmers Market

Located on Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove, the longstanding Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market happens weekly and is a staple for health-food enthusiasts and yogis. The huge outdoor market has been around for almost two decades. You’ll enjoy searching the tents for an array of organic fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, exotic rarities and raw foods. One of the largest vendors, Glaser Organic Farms, offers an epic salad bar filled with wild rice salads, avocado salad and fruit medleys, along with a raw food deli with its famous raw nori rolls.

Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens offers a farmers market in a lush setting.

Pinecrest

Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market

Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market is currently open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It features 38 vendors offering an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared food and craft items. Contactless payments via Zelle, Venmo and PayPal are accepted, along with contactless credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Homestead & South Dade

Bee Heaven Farm

Situated on a five-acre site in South Dade’s historic Redland district, Bee Heaven Farm offers organic, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables through its community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. Rachel’s Eggs are the farm’s award-winning, non-GMO specialty and make for an ideal breakfast. In the summer, you’ll find delicious, hand-picked Donnie and Hardee avocados – much larger than the Hass avocados found in grocery stores.

LNB Grovestand

LNB Grovestand in South Dade isn’t your typical farmers market. This family farm has already taken the liberty of crafting perfect treats with its fresh produce. Grab a turmeric-everything bagel served with a side of scallion black pepper cream cheese for an early morning snack. Or take home a four-pack of ice-cold Counter Culture Kombucha for a lively and satisfying natural drink. And before you go, you have to try LNB’s signature rainbow smoothies – a colorful layered drink made of passion fruit, sapodilla, kale, banana and other fruits and veggies. LNB Grovestand’s drive-thru is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Redland Market Village

Arrive early at Redland Market Village, a standout farmers’ market in South Dade, where the aroma from all the goodies hits you as soon as you enter the 27-acre property. You’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, spices, lentils, a large selection of local honey, fresh coconut water, handmade cheeses and so much more. Seafood lovers shouldn’t miss the fish market, where stacks of whole fish, shrimp, crab and lobster sit on top of ice. The informative vendors will help you pick out the best ingredients to make a delicious meal at home.

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