The Vero Beach area is home to grove upon grove filled with a variety of citrus trees. Any visit to the area is the perfect time to pick up some fresh juice, including those from oranges and grapefruits. The Indian River Citrus District is known worldwide for the fresh fruit it grows and harvests annually. Fresh fruit stands and markets can be found along the highways throughout the Vero Beach and Sebastian areas, including a weekly farmer’s market held along the area’s Oceanside.
In addition to the different citrus items available at local markets, there are other fresh fruits and vegetables offered. Other fresh foods available in the Vero Beach area include cucumbers, squash, lettuce, apples, tomatoes and broccoli. However, that is just a few fo the fresh foods available throughout the year.
Oceanside Farmer’s Market
Pick up your fresh foods from an old-fashioned farmer’s market every Saturday along Vero Beach’s Oceanside District. This market’s mission is “To provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to patrons of our market.” That is something that they definitely accomplish week after week.
Local farmer’s and businesses set up booths offering fresh foods, fresh baked goods, homemade crafts and other items. Fresh foods available at the Oceanside Farmer’s Market include seafood, honey, produce and dog biscuits.
The Oceanside Farmer’s Market is located in the parking lot just north of 2901 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, near the corner of Ocean Drive and Dahlia Lane. For more information about the market call 772.532.2455 or visit The Vero Beach Oceanside Business Association website.
Young’s Market has been family owned and operated since 1981, right here in the Vero Beach area. This market offers everything a chef needs to make a fresh, gourmet meal, or for someone simply looking for some fresh foods. Shoppers can purchase a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including broccoli, zucchini, apples, pears, oranges, pumpkins and so much more. Young’s Market is open seven day s a week from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Young’s Market is located at:
2106 SE U.S. Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL 32962
Hale Indian River Groves
Hale Indian River Groves offers fresh picked citrus, gourmet delicacies, fresh orange blossom honey, fresh produce and gift products. The Florida citrus harvest begins in late October and continues through January. Fresh citrus available through Hale Indian River Groves include Ruby Red Grapefruit, Florida Tangelos, Navel Oranges, Honeybells and Tangerines.
Hale Indian River Groves is located at:
9250 U.S. Highway 1
Wabasso, FL 32970
Hale Indian River Groves is currently closed for the summer and is expected to reopen on October 6, 2014. Normal operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hopefully this helps you find some of the freshest fruits and vegetables available in the Vero Beach area.