Stock up on fruits and veggies at Miami’s farmers markets — but don’t forget your mask

Amanda Mesa
·5 min read

If you’re looking to spend a day outdoors browsing stalls heaped with fresh produce, locally crafted goods, and delicious foods, head to one of these South Florida farmers’ markets. Just make sure you mask up and bring some of those reusable shopping bags you have stashed in your pantry to carry around your haul.

Lincoln Road Farmers Market

Every Sunday, Miami Beach’s busiest pedestrian avenue transforms into a maze of canvas tents and stalls selling fruits, veggies, and fresh-cut flowers, plus delicious artisan bread, honey, and fruit preserves. The Lincoln Road Farmers’ Market is also the perfect place to go for breakfast or lunch — you’ll find lots of food vendors selling everything from savory empanadas to refreshing smoothies.

Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Coral Gables Farmers Market

Now through March 27, the Coral Gables Farmers’ Market will be hosting vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, locally made baked goods and prepared food, and more for six hours every Saturday. Keep an eye out for fun challenges with giveaways hosted by local businesses, too. Masks required, no sampling and the market has set up an area of socially distanced tables with limits up to six people per table.

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of City Hall on 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables.

Some of the produce available at the Coral Gables Farmers Market at the intersection of LeJeune Road and Biltmore Way.
Some of the produce available at the Coral Gables Farmers Market at the intersection of LeJeune Road and Biltmore Way.

South Miami Farmers Market

Saturdays also belong to the South Miami Farmers Market, which plays host to local vendors and growers, including an oyster mushroom farmer. Browse stalls piled high with exotic tropical fruits, pick up some vegan banana bread, savor the scent of freshly cut flowers, and dig in to homemade plant-based tamales and other crave-worthy snacks. Masks and social distancing required, and no sample or touching the foods.

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between South Miami City Hall, 6130 Sunset Dr., and the Library. Free parking is available in the lot. Run by Urban Oasis Project, http://www.urbanoasisproject.org/

Masks and social distancing are required at the South Miami Farmers Market, held Saturday mornings in front of South Miami City Hall and the library.
Masks and social distancing are required at the South Miami Farmers Market, held Saturday mornings in front of South Miami City Hall and the library.

Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market

The Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market is a longstanding favorite among locals. Nearly two decades old, this sprawling outdoor market is the perfect spot to find organic fruits and veggies, exotic spices, raw and vegan foods, and fresh herbs. Some vendors offer tasty prepared meals ranging from crisp salads to raw nori rolls.

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3300 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove.

Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market, operated by organic farmer and food distributor Stan Glaser, brims with hundreds of choices of raw and organic produce and prepared foods.
Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market, operated by organic farmer and food distributor Stan Glaser, brims with hundreds of choices of raw and organic produce and prepared foods.

Legion Park Farmers Market

This Upper East Side mainstay is an award-winner and offers plenty of stalls to keep you occupied for hours. The produce, products, and ready-made meals are all worth the trip, but locals love this farmers’ market for the relationships it fosters between customers, vendors, and artisans. If you’re on the hunt for upcycled fashion, you’ll find it here, too. Masks required.

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Biscayne Boulevard and 66th Street. Run by Urban Oasis Project, http://www.urbanoasisproject.org/

The farmers market run by Urban Oasis in Miami is at Legion Park, at 66th Street and Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Masks and social distancing required.
The farmers market run by Urban Oasis in Miami is at Legion Park, at 66th Street and Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Masks and social distancing required.

Redland Market Village

Redland Market Village is hands-down one of the best farmers’ markets in the county. Located on 27 acres in Homestead, it’s a treasure trove of produce from local farms, locally made delicacies like artisan cheeses and spice blends, fresh local honey, and an incredible selection of fresh seafood. The market and all of its restaurant vendors are also following all the new CDC guidelines. You’ll need a mask to enter.

Thursday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 24420 S. Dixie Hwy., Redland, South Miami-Dade.

A masked shopper at the Redland Market Village located on 27 acres in Homestead, 24420 S. Dixie Hwy. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
A masked shopper at the Redland Market Village located on 27 acres in Homestead, 24420 S. Dixie Hwy. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.

Market Mondays at the Arsht Center

The folks at Urban Oasis Project, which runs this market, have set up a drive-through market on the valet ramp at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The ramp is open to cars, pedestrians and cyclists. Masks required.

The market runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays at the Arsht Center. For more information, go to the Urban Oasis Project, where you can also order market items online.

Pinecrest Farmers Market

Pinecrest locals love this award-winning farmers’ market — and for good reason. Now operating as a drive-thru, it’s the perfect socially distant way to pick up fresh produce and support local farmers and artisans.

Not visiting by car? Bicyclists with face masks are also allowed, but must keep a distance of 6 feet from others.

Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11000 S. Red Road, Pinecrest.

The Pinecrest Farmers Market has converted to a drive-through market at Pinecrest Gardens on Sunday mornings. Masked cyclists, too, can shop at the market.
The Pinecrest Farmers Market has converted to a drive-through market at Pinecrest Gardens on Sunday mornings. Masked cyclists, too, can shop at the market.

Vizcaya Village Farmers Market

Vizcaya’s historic farm and village host the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market on Sundays. Peruse a broad range of handmade crafts and trinkets, fresh-baked pastries and bread, locally sourced produce, and more. If you register online here, you’ll gain access to exclusive updates and discounts. Masks and social distancing required.

Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vizcaya Village, 3250 S. Miami Ave., Miami. You’ll find free parking in the former Science Center lot on the west side of South Miami Avenue.

Farmers Market at Merrick Park

On Sundays, this locally loved farmers market sets up shop at the Village of Merrick Park, right in front of Kate Spade. Browse through fine essential oils and handcrafted jewelry, fresh produce from local farms, artisanal bread and jams, delicious smoked meats and more. Make sure you wear a mask!

Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at The Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables.

Joel and Tere Ceballos, owners of Éclat Soy Candles, created a new way for customers to smell their candle scents at the Sunday Farmers Market at Shops of Merrick Park amid the pandemic.
Joel and Tere Ceballos, owners of Éclat Soy Candles, created a new way for customers to smell their candle scents at the Sunday Farmers Market at Shops of Merrick Park amid the pandemic.

Miami Springs Farmers Market

The Miami Springs Farmers’ Market runs through May 8 this year, and features stalls filled with organic, locally sourced produce, tasty BBQ, seasonal seafood, and even wares from local artisans and Etsy store owners — think aromatic soy candles and even locally made clothing.

Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Curtiss Circle, at the corner of Curtiss Parkway and Westward Drive, Miami Springs.