There’s nothing better than fresh fruit and vegetables, and nothing beats the selection at a local farmers market. If you ask us, the best way to spend a Saturday morning is leisurely stroll through the farmers market, choosing fresh ingredients for the evening’s meal. Here are a few awesome Florida farmers markets you should check out next weekend:
1. Robert Is Here, Homestead
Though it's technically a fruit stand, Robert Is Here has grown into a local landmark. Every day from November to August, visitors flock here to buy fresh vegetables and tropical fruit, and of course, to buy one of their famous milkshakes.
2. Saturday Morning Market, St. Petersburg
This huge market is usually held at Al Lang Stadium, but it moves to its shady Williams Park location for the hot summer months. There's no question that you will find a great selection here, the largest market in the southeastern United States.
3. Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville
The Riverside Arts Market is held every Saturday under the shade of the Fuller Warren Bridge. Fresh fruits and vegetables, accompanied by all kinds of local arts, crafts and free live entertainment make this one of Jacksonville's most popular attractions.
4. West Palm Beach GreenMarket
This charming waterfront market has been named the best in Florida by Cooking Light Magazine. Stroll along the lovely waterfront and pick out a gift and some fresh produce, or just sit back and relax with a tasty breakfast or unlimited mimosas.
5. Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
The freshest local fruits and vegetables await hungry guests at this Saturday market. Check out everything from art and hand-crafted jewelry to exotic plants, as well.
6. Sarasota Farmers Market
Shop local for great food at great prices. This Saturday market has more than 5,000 square feet of plants and produce to choose from.
7. Mount Dora Village Market
This market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the lovely lakeside setting of Elizabeth Evans Park. This is the perfect place to pick up your fresh produce when visiting this charming town.
8. Winter Park Farmers Market
This Saturday morning market is one of the best in Central Florida. It's held at the historic train depot and hosts dozens of vendors of plants, produce and baked goods.
9. Renninger's Flea & Farmers Market, Melbourne
You can find just about anything at the largest market in the Space Coast area. Though this list focuses on farmers markets, it is nice that Renninger's also has tons of antiques, handmade gifts and collectibles to choose from.
10. Yellow Green Farmers Market, Hollywood
The Yellow Green Farmers Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, to promote green living and local and seasonal eating.
Have you been to any of these markets? What’s your favorite farmers market in Florida?