Killer Coffee at Farmer's Market in South Florida
If you live in South Florida (or just visiting) and looking for cool stuff to do like discover local businesses, artists, art, activities, and culture in general, you can't miss the farmer's market season.
As a small coffee business, we have done our homework and visited many Green Markets in SOFLO:
- Miami Beach
- Downtown Miami
- North Miami
- Dania Beach
- Fort Lauderdale
- Wilton Manors
- Boca Raton
- Delray Beach
- Lake Worth
- West Palm Beach
Yes, a little bit of everything, and here are our insights.
Farmer’s Market, a must-see scene in South Florida
We love organic markets, they are the perfect space in our communities to open the doors to new proposals, entrepreneurs with innovative, sustainable, original, and even exotic ideas that with luck, will end up being a success and migrating to their brick and mortar.
Part of what makes these markets a hit is not only the vendors but also the work behind it for planning and organization.
They are usually put together by the city, with the help of clever event planners that are always on the look for mostly eco-friendly vendors, preventing the use of plastics or contaminants as much as possible, and following safety rules for visitors and market participants.
If you like Florida sunshine, then visiting green markets is for you since most of them are outdoors, located on large premises with free parking available, near the beach, city parks, or even in public parking lots, so finding a place to park your ride is not a problem.
Full disclosure: the only one that has a parking fee is the Green Yellow Market Miami.
Got a furry friend to hang out with? Pet-friendly markets are the only markets in SOFLO, and they usually open from 9 am to 1 pm, on Saturdays and Sundays and some of them feature live music!
The truth is, you can get high-quality products that you won’t find anywhere else: produce, bread, cookies, sauces, honey, prepared meals, homemade spices, specialty coffee😜, jellies, popcorn, dog treats, kitchen utensils, and much more.
We have been amazed by the good vibe, and friendliness with which all the vendors treat each other, almost like a big family where everyone supports, encourages, and recommends each other upcoming events and ideas to have a great market day.
6 things you can’t miss when visiting Farmers Markets:
- Take your reusable fabric bags, and avoid the use of plastics. This is always suggested in organic markets.
- Bring a bottle of water, a hat, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen. You will walk, walk and walk.
- Try something different on each visit, something you've never tried, you'll be surprised how good things can be, whether it's food, drink, or a product you've never consumed.
- Shop for unique gifts while supporting small local businesses.
- Always bring cash, most businesses accept this type of payment, and you can leave a tip if desired.
- Freshness. Being local, almost everything you find is freshly prepared to be sold during the weekend so that you will have a good experience!
Although the market season goes from October - April every year due to the intense summer heat in Florida, there are a few smaller ones that run all year round, if you are visiting and have some time to hang out, we recommend taking a look at these, that in our opinion are the most interesting:
Our favorite farmer’s markets
- West Palm Beach Farmers Market
- Parkland Farmers Market
- Lake Worth Beach Farmers Market
- Coconut Creek Farmers Market
Check out the most complete list of farmer's markets in South Florida and choose the one that is closest to you!
Be sure to double-check the website of each market to get a good idea of the location and times they run.