Fall Farmers' Market Openings and Schedules: Our Faves!

​'Tis once again the season for many local farmers' markets to re-open their al fresco fruit peddling tables. If you want to sink your teeth into some fresh Florida flora, you've gotta know where and when to scoop up the bounty. Here's the lowdown on Miami-Dade County farmers' market openings and schedules.

Recently opened:

Roots in the City Urban Farmers' Market
Corner of Second Avenue and NW 10th Street, Miami 
Wednesdays from 11:30 to 5 p.m.

Corner of NW Third Ave. and 16th Street
Thursdays from 12 to 2 p.m.

Both open September through May.

These Overtown farmers' markets bring locally grown kale, cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, and spinach to one of Miami-Dade County's most under served communities. A special program gives consumers a $10 token, redeemable upon their next visit, when they buy $10-worth of produce.

UM Green Market
University of Miami, village green by the library
Coral Gables 
Open October to May, Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Barry University Green Market
Barry University, Andreas Courtyard, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
Open October to May, Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Both UM's and Barry University's farmers' markets offer live plants, gourmet baked goods, locally produced honey, locally made foods like jams, jellies, oils and vinegars, and of course fresh local produce.

Opening soon:

Liberty City Farmers' Market at TACOLCY Center (Brand new!)
6161 NW 9th Ave., Miami
Opens Thursday, November 10, Thursdays 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call coordinator Maggi Pons with questions: 305-772-3229.

Keys Gate Farmers' Market
888 Kingman Road, Homestead
Open November 12 through May, Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For updates, call 305-230-0000. 

Big fat heads of lettuce, plump mushrooms, and lush green bell peppers are among the earthly jewels you'll find at this market. Visit their site for information on what produce to expect and some colorful plant-based recipes.

Coral Gables Farmers' Market
405 Biltmore Way (in front of City Hall), Coral Gables
Open January 15 through March 26, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cutler Bay Farmers' Market
20002 Old Cutler Road, Cutler Bay 
Open February 13 to May 29, Sundays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aventura Mall Farmers' Market
19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
Open starting mid-February, two weekends a month. 
Call market manager Claire Tomlin for dates: 305-531-0038.

Always open:

Coconut Grove Farmers' Market
3300 Grand Avenue and Margaret Street, Coconut Grove
Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This market is known for having an insane array of artisanal prepared foods, vegan dishes, and baked goods, in addition to fresh local and organic produce.

Pinecrest Gardens Farmers' Market
5585 SW 11th Street, Pinecrest
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lincoln Road Farmers' Market
Lincoln Road, between Washington and Meridian Avenues, Miami Beach
Open Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tip: This market features organic offerings at Pennsylvania Avenue.

Jackson Memorial Foundation Green Market
Alamo Park, 1611 N.E. 12th Avenue, Miami
Open year-round, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

South Miami Farmers' Market
6130 Sunset Drive
South Miami
Open year-round, Saturdays  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mary Brickell Village Sunday Market
900 block of South Miami Avenue, Miami
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Normandy Village Marketplace
7802 Rue Vendome (by the big fountain), Miami Beach
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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THERE ARE MANY MISTAKES ABOVE!The Roots in the City market is not opening until january, and the dates and times will be different than listed.   The $10 token mentioned is only for customers using EBT (Food Stamps).     Since the article is promising farmers markets, be aware that you probably won't find any farmers or local produce at the "Green" Markets, or the Lincoln Road Market, or the Normandy Village Marketplace. Pinecrest, South Miami,  and Mary Brickell Market all have some local produce- but be sure to ask about anything you buy when you go if you care if its from this state/country/continent/hemisphere.  Coconut Grove is about 20% local. Good Luck- and look for many of the other farmers markets that are opening and that feature all local produce, such as the Homestead Harvest Farmers Market, the Upper Eastside Farmers Market, and some yet to be named markets that are opening in December in Little Haiti, Opa-Locka, Brownsville...  


FYI - the Jackson Green Market in Alamo Park is (temporarily?) on sabbatical while they perform construction in the Alamo area - expected to last to spring 2012, but with Jackson actually in charge (not UM) ....it will probably be longer.

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