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roxie0102 Mar 10, 2009 07:09 AM

I recently find myself nostalgic for trips to to the farmer's market that I loved growing up in the midwest. I don't expect anything here to be as wonderful, even if only for the fact that we don't have the long cold winter spent anticipating warmer months! Still, I'm seeking any suggestions for farmer's markets and or fresh fruit and vegetable stands. I'm in western Broward County, but willing to drive to Dade County. I've heard that there is a "farmer's market" the first Saturday of every month sponsered by The City of Sunrise. I find myself a bit skeptical - has anyone tried it? I like to hit Bob Roth's grove on Griffin near the Turnpike. They're wonderful and homey but limited to citrus, boiled peanuts, fabulous key lime pies and (ohhhh) the fudge. Love them and will continue to patronize them, but looking for a broader selection.

Thanks for your suggestions!!

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    nmurawsk RE: roxie0102 Mar 10, 2009 07:36 PM

    There is no farmers market in Sunrise. There used to be one a few years ago for a couple months out of the year but, it was a joke. I have not seen any good farmers markets locally, there have been a few threads on this recently that you could search. This past weekend I was in Homestead/Fl City and visited Knaus Berry Farm and 'Robert is Here' farm stand. A hike, but Roberts had really nice produce including a lot of things I had never even heard of and a nice veriety of jams, sauces etc. Still have not been able to find the one thing I've been searching for though - squash blossoms! Roberts is worth the drive, fair prices and great selection. The selection at Knuas Berry Farm is limited and expensive, although the qaulity is very good. People go crazy for the bakery there too

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      meb903 RE: roxie0102 Mar 11, 2009 09:40 AM

      parkland has a farmer's market but it is small and still growing. last year was the first year and they have kept it going this year. it is at the equestrian center on holmberg road. it does have fresh fruit and vegetables, some bakery stuff. it is on every other sunday with the next one on 3/15 b/w 9-1. you can go to www.cityofparkland.org for more information.

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        HabaneroJane RE: meb903 Mar 11, 2009 11:13 AM

        very exiting stuff in Miami's Design District. Check it out:

        MIAMI - If you are visiting the design showrooms, fashion boutiques or dining in the restaurants in the Miami Design District, you can now shop at the outdoor fresh market for everything from local produce, flowers to fresh cheeses, honey and more. The market is unique in that it offers weekday and weekend shopping opportunities for those on the go.

        “The addition of the fresh market will offer visitors, residents and workers in the Miami Design District the opportunity to conveniently shop for a wide range of fresh grocery items,” said Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra Development. It further helps to create the complete neighborhood environment that we strive for.”

        The market will include locally grown and organic produce; potted herbs and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, plants and orchids, fresh mozzarella, ricotta and burratta, fresh goat cheese and goat milk ice cream, prepared foods and local honey.

        The fresh market is located between N.E. 39th and 40th Streets on Plumber Alley (between N.E. 1st and 2nd Avenues) and will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        The new fresh market is operated by The Market Company, located at 4127 N.W. 2nd Avenue, a retail outlet offering all the same items and more. The produce comes from farms in the Redland, Homestead and Lake Okeechobee area. The company operates seven other outdoor markets in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. For more information call 305-576-9790 or www.claire@themarketcompany.org

      2. Frodnesor RE: roxie0102 Mar 11, 2009 03:44 PM

        There is a lot of information in these threads:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/563916
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/443316
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/340358

        www.foodforthoughtmiami.com

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          blueeys1 RE: roxie0102 Mar 17, 2009 09:56 AM

          Dade county has some u-picks left if you like that. There are some local farmers markets in the design district in dade county. Roughly NE 39th Street and between 1& 2 Ave. Local farmerns from The homestead/redland area and from around the lake in Northern Palm Beach.

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            Frodnesor RE: blueeys1 Mar 17, 2009 11:28 AM

            What farmers market is there in the Design District and when?

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              HabaneroJane RE: Frodnesor Mar 17, 2009 03:20 PM

              very exiting stuff in Miami's Design District. Check it out:

              MIAMI - If you are visiting the design showrooms, fashion boutiques or dining in the restaurants in the Miami Design District, you can now shop at the outdoor fresh market for everything from local produce, flowers to fresh cheeses, honey and more. The market is unique in that it offers weekday and weekend shopping opportunities for those on the go.

              “The addition of the fresh market will offer visitors, residents and workers in the Miami Design District the opportunity to conveniently shop for a wide range of fresh grocery items,” said Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra Development. It further helps to create the complete neighborhood environment that we strive for.”

              The market will include locally grown and organic produce; potted herbs and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, plants and orchids, fresh mozzarella, ricotta and burratta, fresh goat cheese and goat milk ice cream, prepared foods and local honey.

              The fresh market is located between N.E. 39th and 40th Streets on Plumber Alley (between N.E. 1st and 2nd Avenues) and will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

              The new fresh market is operated by The Market Company, located at 4127 N.W. 2nd Avenue, a retail outlet offering all the same items and more. The produce comes from farms in the Redland, Homestead and Lake Okeechobee area. The company operates seven other outdoor markets in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. For more information call 305-576-9790 or www.claire@themarketcompany.org

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              The Chowfather RE: blueeys1 Mar 17, 2009 01:30 PM

              blueeye, is this it? Market Co. Warehouse, 4127 NW Second Ave., Miami; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 305-775-2166.
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              lulydonikian RE: roxie0102 Mar 29, 2009 10:43 AM

              I live in west broward county the best thing then is take US27 and head south to Krome Avenue and go south on Krome through the Redlands, a lot of fruit and vegetable stands alone the way, and also some Mexican Markets also
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