There is nothing better for your health and welfare than consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables, all while contributing to the local economy. By doing some of your regular shopping at local farmers’ markets, you can have a peace of mind that you are buying and eating the freshest produce and other goods. Through the years, farmers’ markets have grown to include more than just the regular items. Check out some of these South Florida markets for yourself.

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Robert Is Here

19200 SW 344th St.
Homestead, FL 33034
(305) 246-1592
robertishere.com

Hours: Seven days per week; 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The original Robert was only six years old when he began selling cucumbers on his father’s farm back in 1959. Now, many, many years later, this farmers’ market is still family-run but has grown in leaps and bounds. Although it is set back off the main highway leading to the Keys, locals and tourists know the exact location, mostly by word of mouth. When stopping by to pick up a few items, try one of the market’s famous milkshakes or smoothies in fresh flavors such as passion fruit, strawberry key lime or papaya banana.

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Glaser Organic Farms

3300 Grand Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 238-7747
www.glaserorganicfarms.com

Hours: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At a time when going organic is so important to many Americans, Glaser Organic Farms prides itself on being a farmers’ market that has an extensive variety of organic fruits, vegetables, grains and even raw vegan foods. There is a large assortment of fresh merchandise to choose from, and you can walk out knowing that you checked off everything on your list. For those who like to take part in guilty pleasures, ice cream is made on the premises, along with fresh fruit pies to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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Verde Community Farm & Market

12690 S.W. 280th St.
Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 257-2005
www.verdefarmandmarket.com

Hours: Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Verde is more than just a farmers’ market. It is a farm working towards helping the local community. The money collected from the sale of the produce, juices and more goes towards hiring and training at-risk community members who work at the farm and market. Verde continues to strengthen this program. The produce is all organically grown. Verde also loves to accommodate tours of the farm, allowing others to see what goes into producing what you see for sale out front. There is a juice bar, a bakery and a cafe onsite in case you want to sit down and relax for a while before you do some shopping.

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Yellow Green Farmers Market

1940 N. 30th Road
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 513-3990
www.ygfarmersmarket.com

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Not only does Yellow Green Farmers Market carry produce and vegetables, but the market also sells fresh fish, flowers, organic chicken, dairy and eggs and fresh herbs. Everything is grown locally. The market’s main mission is to integrate green living into all daily life. If you have the time, come chat with local farmers and learn about the entire growing process. The market is large with plenty to see, try and buy for those who swear by fresh.

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Las Olas Sunday Market

333 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 426-8436
www.lasolassundaymarket.com

Hours: Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Conveniently located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the Las Olas Sunday Market has earned a reputation for being one of the best farmers’ markets in South Florida. All the produce and goods available are grown on local farms, always a plus for the local economy. Start off the morning right by trying some fresh baked bread or picking up some tasty jam for your bagel. In addition to the regular items that every farmers’ market offers, you will find friendly vendors selling teas, smoked fish and fish dip, skin products, leather bags, candles, pasta and even hot sauce. This atmosphere simply can’t be beat as a testament to the beauty of South Florida.

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A longtime resident of Palm Beach County in South Florida, Hope Wilkos divides her passions between writing, fashion and scuba diving. With the gift of self-expression, Hope has used her writing skills to cover memorable events over the last five years and share that thrill and accomplishment with her readers. To achieve your goals, Hope strongly believes that you must “Follow Your Dream.”

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