These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Florida For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Florida offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Florida? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Florida farmers markets:

  1. North Port Farmers Market, North Port, FL
  2. Yellow Green Farmers Market, Hollywood, FL
  3. Fenway South Farmers Market, Fort Myers, FL
  4. Punta Gorda Farmers Market, Punta Gorda, FL
  5. Fort Myers River District Farmers Market, Fort Myers, FL
  6. Lakes Park Farmers Market, Fort Myers, FL
  7. Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville, FL
  8. Bonita Springs Farmers Market, Bonita Springs, FL
  9. Pinecrest Farmers Market, Pinecrest, FL
  10. Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, Gulfport, FL

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Florida or the cheapest place to live in Florida.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Florida?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Florida, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Sunshine State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Florida, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. North Port Farmers Market

North Port Farmers Market -- North Port, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: North Port, FL
Address: 4970 city hall blvd., North Port, FL 34286
Times: Fri: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Yellow Green Farmers Market

Yellow Green Farmers Market -- Hollywood, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Hollywood, FL
Address: 1940 North 30th Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Sun: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Fenway South Farmers Market

Fenway South Farmers Market -- Fort Myers, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Fort Myers, FL
Address: 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Times: Mon: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Punta Gorda Farmers Market

Punta Gorda Farmers Market -- Punta Gorda, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Punta Gorda, FL
Address: 209 taylor street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Fort Myers River District Farmers Market

Fort Myers River District Farmers Market -- Fort Myers, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Fort Myers, FL
Address: 2000 West First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Times: Thu: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Lakes Park Farmers Market

Lakes Park Farmers Market -- Fort Myers, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Fort Myers, FL
Address: 7300 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Times: Fri: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Riverside Arts Market

Riverside Arts Market -- Jacksonville, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Jacksonville, FL
Address: 715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Bonita Springs Farmers Market

Bonita Springs Farmers Market -- Bonita Springs, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Bonita Springs, FL
Address: 26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Pinecrest Farmers Market

Pinecrest Farmers Market -- Pinecrest, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Pinecrest, FL
Address: 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Times: Sun: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market -- Gulfport, FL

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Gulfport, FL
Address: 3000 Beach Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL 33707
Times: Tue: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Florida

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Sunshine State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Florida

Name City Rank Score
North Port Farmers Market North Port 1 85.7
Yellow Green Farmers Market Hollywood 2 82.9
Fenway South Farmers Market Fort Myers 3 82.9
Punta Gorda Farmers Market Punta Gorda 4 82.9
Fort Myers River District Farmers Market Fort Myers 5 80.0
Lakes Park Farmers Market Fort Myers 6 80.0
Riverside Arts Market Jacksonville 7 77.1
Bonita Springs Farmers Market Bonita Springs 8 77.1
Pinecrest Farmers Market Pinecrest 9 77.1
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Gulfport 10 77.1
Las Olas Sunday Market Fort Lauderdale 11 74.3
Union Street Farmers Market Gainesville 12 74.3
Sarasota Downtown Farmers’ Market Sarasota 13 71.4
Venice Farmer’s Market Venice 14 71.4
Punta Gorda History Park Farmers Market Punta Gorda 15 71.4
Fernandina Beach Market Place Fernandina Beach 16 71.4
Cape Coral Farmers’ Market Cape Coral 17 68.6
Boca Raton Greenmarket Boca Raton 18 68.6
Downtown Farmers’ Market Of Fort Pierce, Inc. Fort Pierce 19 68.6
Brevard County Farmers Market Melbourne 20 65.7
Bradenton Farmers’ Market Bradenton 21 65.7
Lake County Farmers’ And Flea Market Eustis 22 65.7
Upper East Side Farmers Market At Legion Park Miami 23 62.9
Southwest Community Farmers Market At Tropical Park Miami 24 60.0
Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market Tampa 25 60.0
Sweetwater Sunday Market Tampa 26 60.0
Wednesday Ft. Pierce Green Market-Food-Co-Op Fort Pierce 27 60.0
Third Street South Farmers Market Naples 28 60.0
Callaway Community Farmers’ Market Callaway 29 60.0
Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market Tampa 30 57.1
Frenchtown Farmers Market @ Heritage Hub Tallahassee 31 57.1
Alachua County Farmers’ Market Gainesville 32 57.1
Deerfield Beach Farmer’s Market Deerfield Beach 33 57.1
Sanford Farmers Market Sanford 34 57.1
Palafox Market Pensacola 35 57.1
Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market Wesley Chapel 36 57.1
Stuart Green Market Stuart 37 57.1
Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers’ Market Panama City Beach 38 57.1
Island Market Key Largo 39 57.1
Audubon Park Community Market Orlando 40 54.3
Surfside Sunset Market Cape Coral 41 54.3
Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market Lakeland 42 54.3
Community Farmers Market Of Plantation Plantation 43 54.3
Community Farmers Market Of Boynton Beach Boynton Beach 44 54.3
Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market Daytona Beach 45 54.3
Ocala Farm Market Ocala 46 54.3
Phillippi Farmhouse Market Sarasota 47 54.3
Palm Beach Gardens Greenmarket Palm Beach Gardens 48 54.3
Lake Mary Farmers’ Market Lake Mary 49 54.3
White Harvest Farmers Market Jacksonville 50 51.4
A + Organic Farmers Market Boynton Beach 51 51.4
The Villages Farmers Markets The Villages 52 51.4
Delray Green Market Delray Beach 53 51.4
Central Sarasota Farmers Market Sarasota 54 51.4
Winter Garden Farmers’ Market Winter Garden 55 51.4
My Farmers Mart Winter Haven 56 51.4
Leesburg Saturday Morning Market Leesburg 57 51.4
Sunset Marketplace South Miami 58 51.4
Liberty City Community Green Market Miami 59 48.6
Youth Stands! Miami 60 48.6
Btn Lake Nona Farmers Market Orlando 61 48.6
Dr. Phillips Farmers Market Orlando 62 48.6
Orlando Farmer’s Market Orlando 63 48.6
Red Hills Online Market Tallahassee 64 48.6
Youth Stands! Miami Gardens 65 48.6
Gardens Summer Greenmarket At Store Palm Beach Gardens 66 48.6
Rodes Farmers Market Bonita Springs 67 48.6
Parkland Farmers Market Parkland 68 48.6
Jacksonville Farmers Market Jacksonville 69 45.7
Brickell City Centre Farmers Market Miami 70 45.7
Miami Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market Miami 71 45.7
Community Farmers Market Of Tamarac Tamarac 72 45.7
St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market Panama City 73 45.7
New Smyrna Beachside Farmers Market @ Norwoods New Smyrna Beach 74 45.7
Lynn Haven Farmers Market Lynn Haven 75 45.7
A Growers’ Market Tallahassee 76 42.9
Downtown Melbourne Farmer’s Market At Riverview Park Melbourne 77 42.9
Oceanside Farmer’s Market At Lake Worth Beach Lake Worth 78 42.9
Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market Clermont 79 42.9
The Patch Urban Farm And Market Dania Beach 80 42.9
Garcia Iii Produce Market Avon Park 81 42.9
Ybor City Saturday Market Tampa 82 40.0
Community Congregational Farmers Market Naples 83 40.0
North Naples Green Market Naples 84 40.0
Lifeglow Foundation Hudson 85 40.0
Haile Village Farmers Market Gainesville 86 37.1
Normandy Village Marketplace Miami Beach 87 37.1
Marion Oaks Recreation Farmers Market – Marion Oaks Community Center Ocala 88 37.1
Coral Gables Museum Market On The Plaza Coral Gables 89 37.1
Ormond Beach Farmers Market Ormond Beach 90 37.1
St. John Farmers Market Naples 91 37.1
The Green Marketplace Cocoa 92 37.1
Lake Wales Downtown Farmer’s Market Lake Wales 93 37.1
Lake Desoto Farmers Market Lake City 94 37.1
Coral Gables Farmers Market Coral Gables 95 34.3
Perdido Farmers Market Pensacola 96 31.4
Sunny Isles Beach Farmers Market Sunny Isles Beach 97 31.4
Lincoln Road Farmers Market Miami 98 28.6
Plant City Farm & Flea Market Plant City 99 28.6
Friday Market Vero Beach 100 28.6

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