Top 5 Tallahassee Farmers’ Markets

The world is slowly, but surely, going back to normal. As we adjust to the new normal, there are new events and activities to be part of again. With so many places to go see, local markets are one of the many amazing ways to give back to your local communities. Not only that, but in return you will get an experience of a lifetime shopping for yourself, your friends and family. Start romanticizing your life again! Come experience an array of fruits and vegetables, warm fresh bread, local live music, beautiful art, vendors and much more. Friendly faces will greet you as you take a stroll through a positive local Tallahassee environment. Here are five different farmers’ markets online and in-person you can go to and experience in Tallahassee.

  1. Tallahassee Farmers Market

After a year or more of staying indoors and working remotely, I bet you’re dying to get out of the house! With the added safety of being outdoors, the Tallahassee Farmers Market is a year-round market with great seasonal produce. Their hours are from 8 a.m. to noon, located in the yard at Cornerstone Church 2904 Kerry Forest Pkwy, Tallahassee. Although parking is limited at the church, you will find lots of parking past the market which is certainly recommended.

Not only has this market been going for 40 years now, it is one of the oldest in the state. It includes 25 vendors with a wide selection of items for sale, including delicious fruit, warm fresh bread, green succulents and much more. This is the place to support local farms while being a part of your community here in Tallahassee. It’s the perfect location for a first date, a walk around while indulging on local snacks, or even just to people watch. Find out more information by clicking the link here: https://www.tallahasseefarmersmarket.com/

  1. Green Grocers’ Growers Market

Nothing tastes better than locally grown fresh produce. I mean, have you tried fresh- squeezed orange juice? Well, you’re in luck because this is the perfect small local farmers’ market with sustainably and organically grown veggies and fruits. They even have specialty breads to fill the senses. Located on 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32399, you will find the most scrumptious baked goods and other agricultural products directly to customers at a common, recurrent physical location. The aromas in this market will leave you smiling every time. Not only will you get amazing prices for the quality of your produce, but you will be supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs. Their hours are from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday evening. Don’t worry if you miss out on one Monday, because the market comes around again every week. For more information you can contact FAMU State Wide Small Farm Programs at famu.register@gmail.com

  1. Eastside Farmers’ Market

You know what they say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Here, at the Eastside Farmers Market in Tallahassee, you’ll find healthy foods for the community. Located at 3725 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311. They have great connections with local farmers that bring in healthy warm foods as well as cold vegetables and fruits for all your needs. They have collards, sorrel, sweet tangerines, lettuce, juicy lemons, ripe tomatoes, oranges, limes, fresh-squeezed juice and much more. Taking your time to pick the best produce is a great healthy way to start romanticizing your life again. Stroll down the rows of fruits and vegetables with an array of colors. You’ll never go anywhere else again.

  1. Midtown Farmers Market at Lake Ella

We saved our favorite in-person market for last! At this market, located around beautiful Lake Ella, 229 Lake Ella Drive, 32303 in midtown Tallahassee, you will find local produce, great music and unique art.  This market happens every Friday from 2:00 p.m. until dusk. How romantic.  If you attend the Midtown Farmers Market, once you park for free, take a stroll through the booths of the local small farmers who provide gorgeous fresh local veggies and fruits. The stands welcome you with open arms as you try their coffee samples or a Greek falafel sandwich. Among these wonderful attributes, they provide warm meals for you to take as a quick lunch. Imagine the gourmet challah, pita breads, local honey, crafted tie-dye clothing, local art and live music. What a time to be alive! Find out what you’ve been missing at 229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

  1. Red Hills Online Market

If you cannot make it to one of these past four markets, we have the perfect online market for you. At The Red Hill Online Market, located at www.rhomarket.com, you will find products grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of Tallahassee. All products are sold directly from the farmers to your basket! You can shop from Sunday to Tuesday and pick up your order each Thursday. They even have delivery services coming soon. This non-profit organization aims create a sustainable small community by promoting economistic stability of small farm enterprises. Be a part of something larger than yourself, and shop locally delicious produce today.

With so many events to participate in, farmers’ markets are never ones to miss out on. Everyone needs to shop for food, and everyone deserves to smile again. So, why not shop locally where you will gain the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as a positive experience? Errands don’t have to be just errands when you can make your life just a little more special by participating in Tallahassee’s local markets.

Published by The TC Team

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