DAVIE (CBS4) — A former landmark in Davie, Batten’s Farm, has been revitalized and will re-open for business on Friday under the name Batten’s Farmers Market and Davie Agri-Tourism Center.
The ten-acre Batten’s farm, which shut down in 2008, was known for its fresh strawberry fields, milkshakes and U-Pick tomatoes.READ MORE: Researchers Develop Wearable Sensor That Measures Scratching To Help Better Treat Patients
According to the Sun Sentinel, nearly 175 farmers from Broward County will sell fresh fruits and vegetables, some organically grown at the farmer’s market. The market will also sell homemade specialties like sweet potato pie, brownies, specialty sauces and soups. Fresh smoothies and milkshakes will be made on site.READ MORE: Travel Advisors Say Seniors Among Those Leading Bookings To Europe Ahead Of Reopening
It’s 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.MORE NEWS: Frost Science Opens New Exhibit Centered Around Pterosaurs
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.