Join fellow fresh market aficionados in the quest to buy and shop local in Coconut Grove. This highly acclaimed farmer’s market, featuring local artisanal vendors and farmers, has offered the community a place to gather and listen to live music while supporting local businesses. Farmers market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. The Grove Green Market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, see your neighbors and spend time with your family in the outdoors. In June 2014, Miami Newtimes named the Grove Green Market the Best Farmers Market in Miami.
How many times have you shopped at a Miami farmers’ market and discovered that the avocados were grown in Mexico? Sure, you won’t find too many local apples, but it’s a damn shame to buy fruits and vegetables trucked in from far-flung places when South Florida has some great family farms. Nick Bernal agrees. The local forager started this weekly market in the Coconut Grove Playhouse parking lot to give local farmers an opportunity to sell direct to the public. How local? Ninety-five percent of the vendors grow on land within 35 miles of the Grove. Every Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., you can peruse the fresh veggies pulled directly from the ground or buy locally made products such as breads, jams, and treats. The items vary (so you’ll just have to go back every week), but there’s a treasure trove of goodies each time, such as piña colada preserves from Freakin Flamingo Jams, goat cheese from Hani’s Mediterranean Organics, colorful beans (not magic) from Seasons Farm Fresh, and maybe even a giant emu egg that can make an omelet for a family of four. Free parking and live entertainment seal the deal. – Miami New Times
The Grove Green Market strives to promote accessibility by offering free parking provided by Miami Parking Authority and free bike valet sponsored by Bike Coconut Grove and Shell Lumber.
The farmer’s market season runs from October to April and closed between May and October. Interested in becoming a vendor next season, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org!