December 2nd, 2010

Farmers Markets Opening in Liberty City, South Miami, Homestead and Overtown

Roots in the City Farmers Market

Roots in the City Farmers Market

Starting today, four farmers’ markets – three of them new – will open around Miami. One every other day until December 8. The four markets will sell produce grown locally or around the state and some of them will sell Florida meat and eggs. The opening of these markets, some of them in under-served communities, is another sign that it’s becoming easier to find food grown sustainably in our area.

Here are the details for each market and a little bit of what you can expect.

Liberty City Farmers Market

Opening: Thursday, December 2

Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through April

Location: African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Liberty City Belafonte Tacolcy Center, 6161 NW 9th Avenue, Liberty City

What to expect: Fresh produce from Worden Farm (Punta Gorda), Bee Heaven Farm (Redland), Three Sisters Farm (Homestead), Teena’s Pride (Homestead), eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals (Ocoee) and food by Hani’s Mediterranean Organics (Redland). Peanuts, pecans, sweet potatoes and collard greens from a small farm in Georgia. Market manager Melissa Contreras said the market will also sell grass-fed meat (beef, lamb, chicken and possibly pork). Beached Miami has a great interview with Contreras.

Other: Accepting debit/credit cards and SNAP (food stamps)

South Miami Farmers Market

Opening: Saturday, December 4

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday year-round

Location: 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami

What to expect: Produce from Muriel Olivares’s Little River Market Garden, Worden Farms, Three Sisters Farms, Bee Heaven Farm, eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals, oyster mushrooms from Happy Shrooms, beef from Florida Fresh Beef. Pies by Fireman Derek and food from Hani’s Mediterranean Organics.

Homestead Farmers Market

Opening: Monday, December 6

Hours: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday through April

Location: Losner Park, 104 N Krome Avenue, Homestead

What to expect: Local produce from Bee Heaven Farm, food from Hani’s Mediterranean Organics, herbs from Redland Herb Farm.

Other: The market is located near the first stop of Homestead’s free trolley. For now only Bee Heaven Farm accepts SNAP but market manager Kristin Jayd said she expects the entire market to accept it soon.

Roots in the City Farmers Market

Opening: Wednesday, December 8

Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through May

Location: Corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Tenth Street in Overtown

What to expect: Produce from Teena’s Pride, Bee Heaven Farm, Roots in the City, Troy Gardens and food from Hani’s Mediterranean Organics. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink cart (on opening day).

Other: Accepts cash and EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards on Wednesdays. On Fridays, cash.

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5 Responses to “Farmers Markets Opening in Liberty City, South Miami, Homestead and Overtown”

  1. It’s about time! Yay!

  2. And some are accepting credit cards now!!

  3. Yes and food stamps!

  4. Bee Heaven Farm accepts cash, personal check, credit/debit and EBT/SNAP benefit cards (formerly called food stamps!) at Pinecrest (Sun), Homestead (Mon) and Overtown (Wed). SNAP purchases can receive double value (to the market’s limit) at the Overtown and Homestead markets.

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