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Top Orlando Farmers Markets to Support Local Business

The weather is warming up, and while you dream of spending your weekends at our amazing pool or the beach, don’t forget to stop buy your local farmers market to pick up some amazing produce. Not only do Orlando’s markets offer delicious food, but there is also entertainment and a delightful atmosphere. This week’s blog is all about our city’s local vendors and their beautiful selections of fresh fruits and vegetables!

1. Downtown Orlando Farmers Market: every Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Lake Eola Park:

With lively entertainment and endless rows of vendors with their fresh produce, the Downtown Orlando Farmers Market is a wonderful way to spend the end of your weekend. The market is pet friendly, so grab your furbaby and head down to Eola Park to shop for the week’s fruits and vegetables, or just to grab a delicious breakfast, lunch or early dinner!

2. Winter Park Farmers Market: every Saturday from 7:00am – 1:00pm at the old train depot at 800 West New England Avenue:

If you can’t free up your Sundays for a stroll through the market, then you’re still in luck! Offering fine produce, baked goods, plants and much more, this market meets every Saturday except the third Saturday of March when the Winter Park Art Festival is in progress.

3. Sand Lake Farmers Market: every Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Dr, Phillips Marketplace, Sand Lake Road and Dr. Phillips Boulevard:

As another pet-friendly market, the Sand Lake Farmers Market is a great opportunity to stretch your pup’s legs while supporting the local economy! They offer a wide variety of produce sold by the farmers themselves, plants, arts and crafts, and pet items, making this a one stop shop!

4. Waterford Lakes Farmers Market: every Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Waterford Lakes Town Center:

This market proves to be different from the rest, since their food sampling can take you on a trip around the world! Go for an early breakfast, but stay for all of the local produce deals and live entertainment.

Orlando is a wonderful place to live not just because of the sunshine and entertainment, but also because of the abundance of local fresh produce being offered at numerous markets around the city. Skip the long lines at the grocery stores and spend your weekend relaxing with your local community!


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Orlando Staycations

Did you know Orlando ranked as the best city in the nation for staycations?!

There are times when the daily commute and work week seems endless, thus giving ample time to dream of an amazing vacation. But you’re in luck because you’ve chosen to live in Orlando, so you do not have to go far for either adventures or relaxation. We’re talking about “staycations” here, and this week’s blog gives you three great examples of epic times right in your neighborhood.

  1. If a warm sea breeze is something you desire, then camping overnight at Sebastian Inlet State Park might be the place. An hour and 45 minutes away and one of the most famous surfing and saltwater fishing spots in Florida, Sebastian Inlet lets you stumble out of your tent and be on the sand in minutes to enjoy the three miles of gorgeous beachfront. If you decide to bring your canoe or kayak, there is easy access to the Indian River Lagoon, but there is also snorkeling, surfing, fishing, and sunbathing!
  1. Road trips are not always necessary to have a great time on days off from work. There are many places right here in Orlando that will suffice as a wonderful adventure. The Leu Gardens is a breathtaking spot to take a stroll and revel in the garden’s beautiful horticulture. It might be a great idea to bring a picnic basket or your bike for added fun, but there is also the East End Market, the perfect place to fill up on some fresh juices from Skye Bird, pastries from Olde Hearth Bread Company and other things to snack on from Houndstooth Sauce Company.
  1. If a lavish resort-style staycation is more your style, may we suggest a night or two at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. This 26 acre resort has 443 rooms with views of the nightly Disney fireworks! It also has Explorer Island, containing a huge resort pool, beach volleyball, outdoor movie screens, a lazy river, Splash Zone, a climbing wall, 2 waterslides and a video gaming center! Dang!

We feel blessed that we live in Orlando, since it is an amazing place filled with beautiful weather and exciting adventures. With all these “staycations” being right in our neighborhood, it allows the possibility of a new adventure every weekend!