Broward County is teeming with green markets offering delicious fruits, vegetables, and artisan goods. Support local farmers and culinary creatives with a visit to these four summer markets around town.
Farmers, Antiques, and Artisan Market
One of the newest markets in Fort Lauderdale is the Farmers, Antiques, and Artisan Market, which commands the 2-acre green space known as Las Olas Oceanside Park at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Visitors will come across an array of market fare like produce, orchids, handmade jewelry, crystal sun-catchers, and more from nearly 40 vendors. Make a day of it by arriving at 8:30 a.m. for yoga in the park. After working up a sweat, hydrate with a freshly squeezed juice. Weekly vendors range from Mediterranean Delights for Middle Eastern foods to Mozzarita for fresh cheeses.
When to go: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through June 27
Must-try: Father & Daughter Inc. for vegan and keto baked goods in addition to fresh granola.
Connect with the community by visiting Volunteer Park for its weekly Plantation Farmers Market. Spend time with your family while in search of organic produce and other delicacies like homemade hummus, fresh breads and olive oils, cheeses, dips, and more. Be sure to check out Lip Smackin’ Good Honey, Crafted House Jam & Jellies, and Cookielicious to curb your sweet tooth.
When to go: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round
Must-try: The Big Bow-Wow Hamburger, Sausage, Peppers, and Hot Dogs for grilled delights perfect for summer consumption.
As the largest farmers market in South Florida, the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood is best known for its diverse inventory. Get there early to snag a parking spot and peruse more than 300 booths selling everything from vegan soaps and potted succulents to mini Oreo Nutella pies from Pink Pie. Aromatic aromas will lure you outside to sample international cuisine from vendors like Choripan, which serves up Argentinian empanadas and chorizo sandwiches.
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round
Must-try: Exotic Juices for juices that can be layered together to create your own colorful concoction with flavors such as mango and dragon fruit.
Southwest Ranches Farmers Market
While it’s quite the drive for those who reside east of I-95, this farmers market is worth the journey. Located on the edge of the Everglades on South Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches Farmers Market greets guests with a bounty of raw, organic, and local goods. Think farm-fresh eggs, artisan loaves of bread, tasty treats, and more.
When to go: Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round
Must-try: In-season produce is what’s on tap at this farmers market, so stop by in the morning to get the best of that day’s crop.
Note: Be sure to visit each green market’s website for details on openings amid the state and county recommendations and regulations surrounding COVID-19.