Redland's Bargain Town: the Farmers Market in Photos
And there is plenty to be had. If you need to pinch pennies and find yourself in South Miami-Dade, this should be a requisite stop. Nearly every typical supermarket produce item is found here, and then some. Not surprisingly, you can also find buy bulk amounts of Central American specialty items, from barrels full of dried beans, to bags of colorful chiles, to pallets of cactus. Just consider that on a recent visit, zucchini and regular tomatoes were $1 a pound or less.
Browsers can always grab a Mexican pastry or ready-to-eat fruit cup from any of the vendors around the market's perimeters. The fruit cups are the best walk-and-eat snack, costing about $2 and usually featuring the cool addition of cucumber to crisp, refreshing mixes of strawberry, pineapple, melon, and coconut.
Bargain Town is open on weekend days, and admission and parking are free. The official address is 24400 Packinghouse Rd., Homestead; that's the intersection of US-1 and SW 244th Street. Again, there's no web site, but you can call 305-257-4335.