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Because of fabulous weather — well, most of the time — here in the subtropics, South Florida has quite few farmers’ markets.
Here is a breakdown of the farmers’ markets in Palm Beach and Broward counties (make sure you keep coming back as we will add to the list as info comes in).
Yellow Green Farmers Market
What: Hollywood’s popular open-air shopping venue reopened in April after a multimillion-dollar makeover. And, in 2022, there are more upgrades to come, such as a food hall with 30 restaurant vendors called The Station and retail warehouse with antiques and collectibles that will be called The Nest.
When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: 1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood.
Parking: There are two lots. The North lot charges a $10 flat rate all-day. The South lot charges $10 for every three hours.
Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antique and Artisan Market
What: This market is right there on the Strip at Fort Lauderdale beach where Las Olas Boulevard meets A1A. In addition to the organic produce, cheese, baked items, handmade goods, apothecary and jewelry, there will also be $10 cash-only yoga classes starting at 9:30 a.m. (in November, that start time moves to 10:30 a.m.).
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
Green Market Pompano Beach
What: Last year the Green Market Pompano Beach moved to a new location, the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. This year, for the 19th edition, there will be yoga led by Samantha Marcum and music by DJ Trish. There will be special themed markets such as “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 13, “Craft Day” on Nov. 27 and “Happy Holidays” on Dec. 11. For a complete list of the themes, go to PompanoBeachArts.org/programs/green-market-pompano-beach.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month starting on Nov. 13.
Where: The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
Parking: Free parking at City Hall and at the Cultural Center and Library campus (on the south side).
Coconut Creek Farmers Market
What: This season marks the fifth year for this green market, which the City of Coconut Creek says is one of their most popular events. You can expect 50 vendors this time around with fare such as baked goods, beverages, international cheeses, produce, plants, jewelry, art and ready-to-eat prepared meals.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month.
Where: 4400 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek (on the corner of West Sample and Lyons roads in Township Plaza).
Parking: The market is staged in the parking lot of Township Plaza, where there is no charge.
What: This al fresco market bills itself as the largest outdoor farmers’ market in Broward County with more than 100 vendors every year since it first started in 2006. No one knows yet if that distinction will hold up when the Parkland Farmers Market starts again on Nov. 7. Make sure you check out the specialty fairs that are concurrent to some of the Parkland Farmers Market dates.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month. Then, allowing for Easter, the second and fourth Sunday in April.
Where: 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland (at the Equestrian Center at Temple Park)
Parking: There is free parking in a field at the neighboring Parkland Equestrian Center.
Swank Farm Farmers Market
What: This market started about six years ago as a sort of extension of the green market season in Palm Beach County. When those markets would begin shutting down in April, Darrin and Jodi Swank of Swank Specialty Produce would open their farm for an additional pop-up market for six or seven additional weeks before shutting down for the summer months.
Also, Swank Farms is reviving its Swank Table series starting on Dec. 12. The dining events will include an Anthony Bourdain tribute, a Venetian-themed mascarade, a C.B.D. dinner and a Caribbean street food/culture celebration. Guest chefs from Miami-Dade include Fernando Mayers from Osteria Morini, Danny Ganem from Fiola Miami and Sebastian Benitez from Los Fuegos/Faena Hotel. Tickets are $165.
When: 10-1 p.m. Saturdays
Where: 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee.
Parking: Free parking under the direction of a parking attendant.
Plantation Farmers Market
What: This green market has been going on for 10 years and includes a wide variety of about 20 vendors ranging from fruits, vegetables and florals to fish, barbecue, soups and empanadas. There are also usually booths for leather bags, jewelry, soaps and lotions.
When: Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation
Parking: Free parking lot
Tamarac Community Farmers Market
What: Sitting alongside the Cypress Creek Greenway and the C14 canal, this market is usually open year round and includes about 16 vendors (reduced from around 24 due to social distancing) for produce, baked goods, teas, jams, pickles, barbecue, Indian food, ceviche, candles, soaps and jewelry.
When: Every Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Tamarac Veterans’ Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac
Parking: There is a small free parking lot with additional free parking nearby at the Gary B. Jones Dog Park.
West Palm Beach GreenMarket
What: This is a big farmer’s market with usually around 90 vendors and annually brings in between $3.8 and $4.6 million dollars to the local economy, according to a pre-pandemic survey by Radius Global Market Research. This year for the 27th edition, the city of West Palm Beach has added 30 new vendors (which makes the total now 100). Some of the new vendors include Baguette Plus Baking Company, Bartnick’s Bagels, Brown Family Farm and Crab Island Seafood Company. By the way, a “USA Today” reader’s choice award named them the No. 1 farmers market in the U.S,
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m..
Where: The Great Lawn at 101 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach (at Clematis Street and Flagler Drive)
Parking: First two hours of parking are free when entering city garages before noon and cost a flat rate of $5 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
What: This is the fourth season of the TikiMarket, which bills itself as a green market with a party vibe because there’s music going on along with the stands of fruits, vegetables, juices, breakfast items as well as prepared dishes such as jerk chicken, barbecue and conch fritters. There’s also plenty of tropical fashion – tees, hats, totes, jewelry, etc. And if the crowds are enthusiastic enough, TikiMarket has been known to keep the party going well past the announced quitting time. This year TikiMarket launches on Oct. 17.
When: 10 a.m.-3′ish p.m. Sundays.
Parking: Free parking in a paved parking lot and two grass lots.
Gardens 2 Go Food and Produce Market
What: This is the 20th year of this green market known for the wide variety of produce and other items. This year Gardens 2 Go will have over 120 vendors. In addition to a different live music act each Sunday, they will also have demonstrations, exhibits or GardensArt pop-up in the Market Spotlight Area. Pets are not allowed.
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.
Where: 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens (next to the City of Palm Beach Gardens City Hall).
Parking: Free parking in lots adjacent and within a quarter of a mile of the market.