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!