November 16th, 2007

Midtown Farmers Market (Updated)

Update (Nov. 17): Just went by this and well, it’s sad. There are only three booths and none with food! Continuing to hope for a real farmers market in Miami … sigh.

The Shops at Midtown Miami are hosting a Farmers Market the third Saturday of every month starting tomorrow (Nov. 17). The market will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between NE 36th Street and the east side of Target. Organizers say they initially expect to hold it for a year and may extend it depending on how well it does. I’m curious to see what it’s like and hoping it’ll be worth visiting unlike some of the farmers’ markets in the area. Target is located at 3401 N. Miami Ave.

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8 Responses to “Midtown Farmers Market (Updated)”

  1. Is there a real farmers market in Miami ?
    I’ve been to the one close to my home, Normandy isle, and none of the people there are growers. The same goes for the Lincoln Rd’s market. I can even say the same thing about the Sunrise farmers market, where the vegetable and the fruits had the exact same plastic sticker than the one at the supermarket…

  2. I don’t think there are… Or I haven’t found it. Glaser has some stuff they grow but not everything. I’m still waiting.

  3. It’s a hunt, but it does seem to be getting better. The Farmers Market at Gardners Market in Pinecrest starts in January. Their produce is local and they have a huge booth of delicious Redland Organics produce, jams, dried fruit and (if you get there early enough) eggs.
    Let’s see how the Midtown one goes…

  4. Bayfront Park is supposed to host a farmers market starting in February. Such a long wait… Here’s the site:

  5. Every farmers market in Miami blows. Even the one at Gardners only has one booth with a local organic grower, the rest are booths with people repackaging wholesale stuff. Either there’s a huge disconnect between growers and consumers here or there aren’t any growers to begin with.

  6. The only thing that comes close is the Homestead Market. I live in Coral Gables and the winter market here is pitiful. Nothing like California (or Mexico) where I used to live. But Homestead is interesting, if still kind of limited a drive.

  7. I would love to find one, but you have to really keep in mind the growing season here is different from the rest of the country. Not much thrives in our rainy season that lasts till about October. So October is when most of the growers plant produce, and it takes a few months to cultivate. I live in Broward and there’s a grower called Batten’s Farm in Davie. They are known for their strawberries (normally ready in late January) but they do get sell produce throughout the year. I try to buy what is locally grown and in season from them, good quality. They also sell fabulous homemade Milkshakes. Give them a try!

  8. Has anyone been to the Midtown “Farmer’s Market” since Nov? i.e December’s?

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