Grocery shopping can often be such a loathsome task. Everything from creating the list to navigating your way through a giant store with cart and children in tow can be incredibly challenging. Realistically, buying canned or frozen fruits and vegetables is what usually ends up happening because looking for fresh produce can be such a pain!
It just so happens that June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month so why not pay homage to this month by checking out your local farmers markets? Not sure where to go? No worries – keep reading for a write up on places near you.
Freshfields Farm– You’ll find Freshfields Farm open Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sundays. They sell their own brand along with organic and local grown foods. The food is set up like a grocery store inside a cute barn. Contact information and address is as follows:
- 400 East Compton Street
- Orlando, FL 32806
- (407) 423-3309
Lake Nona Farmer’s Market– Head on over to Lake Nona from 8 AM to 1 PM every Saturday to take advantage of this farmer’s market. The vendors vary weekly so feel free to look this farmer’s market up on Facebook for more details as to where you can find them this Saturday. What’s best is that all proceeds go towards the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge! Location listed below:
- Crescent Park
- 8374 Upper Perse Circle
- Lake Nona
Winter Park Farmer’s Market– Every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM, you can make your way to the old train depot to visit the number one farmer’s market in Central Florida! Not only is this a beautiful location but you would be visiting a historical landmark, as well. This market has fresh produce and a wide variety of other items. Find this farmer’s market at:
- 200 West New England Ave.
- Winter Park, FL 32789
- (407) 599-3397
East End Market– This unique market is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 6PM. This market experience is quite different from your traditional farmer’s market. If you’re looking for fresh produce and more then you should visit the East End Market! This venue is designed to bring local, farm, fresh produce as well as a dining experience, classes and other events. There are also small businesses that are set-up in the market selling goods such as baked bread and seafood. Location and contact information listed below:
- 3201 Corrine Dr.
- Orlando, FL 32803
- (321) 236-3316
Homegrown Local Food Co-Op– This co-op is open to the public Saturday and Sunday 12 Pm to 4 PM and Monday 2 PM to 7 PM. This market is unique because it offers a unique online shopping experience. You can visit their website and order items for pick-up or delivery. They offer classes and have events, as well! This particular farmer’s market gathers their merchandise from local farmers as well as independent kitchens in the area. For those of you that enjoy the benefits of eating fresh, local produce but do not have the time or energy to make a day of the full market experience, then this is the perfect solution! Location and contact information listed below:
- 2310 N Orange Ave.
- Orlando, FL 32804
- (407) 895-5559
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