The South Miami Farmers’ Market launched this weekend across from the South Miami City Hall. The market is organized by Earth Learning and Green South Miami. It is small but it has quality vendors that make a visit worthwhile for those who live in the area. The market is also walking distance from the South Miami Metro Rail station making it easy for those who live close to the neighboring train stations to get there.
All produce is set up under one central tent and everything sold is from Florida. I ran into Muriel Olivares of Little River Market Garden, who was selling the most delicious watermelon radishes. Juan Rochaix from Seriously Organic, a new foraging business, had eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals, mamey, bok choi, callaloo and plantains, among others. Jourdan Gray of Jourdan’s Beautiful Fruit, who I met at the Pinecrest market, had a nice spread of tropical fruit, including the sweet and smooth ice cream bananas that I brought home. Also for sale were oyster mushrooms from Happy Shrooms and an array of lettuces, herbs and other vegetables from Worden Farm, Bee Heaven Farm and Three Sisters Farm. In the coming weeks, expect to find something not so easy to come by: Florida grass-fed beef, pork and lamb.
In booths set up around the green tent, you’ll find other vendors. Of note were Fireman Derek, who makes a great key lime pie, L’Atelier, Redland Herb Farm and Hani Khouri of Hani’s Mediterranean Organics. The market will operate year round.
South Miami Farmers’ Market
6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami
Open every Saturday year-round from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.