Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Shooting COMPLETE COVERAGEPHOTOS

DAVIE (CBS4) — A former landmark in Davie, Batten’s Farm, is about to be revitalized. Batten’s farm, which shut down in 2008, was known for its fresh strawberry fields, milkshakes and U-Pick tomatoes, but a new farmers market will soon open on the old 10-acre site.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the farmers market will open on May 27th with a “soft opening” planned for May 16th.

The farmers market is being opened by the North-South Institute, a nonprofit organization that assists small farmers. The Davie-based organization is leasing the land for $12,000 a year and will maintain the building, grounds and landscaping as part of the deal.

In addition to the farmers market, there are plans for a U-Pick area for berries and tomatoes, an Asian tea garden, a petting zoo with rabbits, sheep and goats, an agricultural museum, and a community garden with pots for basil, rosemary and oregano. Health fairs and educational workshops will be held monthly.

The market will also sell strawberry shakes and pastries just like Batten’s according to Dr. Samuel Scott, director of the North-South Institute.

The Davie Town Council has agreed to name the site Batten’s Farmers Market & Davie Agri-Tourism Center if the Batten family agrees .

  1. Empanada Guy says:

    visit coming soon!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.
Weather Forecast 24/7Check for current temps and what to expect throughout the day

Watch & Listen LIVE