The 5 Best Farmers' Markets For Miami Indie Goods

Aisle hopping through Publix not exactly the summer pastime you're looking for? Fair enough. Freshen up your routine by making a trip to your local farmers' market — which, if you live in MIA, are aplenty. As we all know, shopping without preservatives, plastic wrappers, and corporations is one of the things about Miami, and a farmers' market is your best bet for some green ingredients or homemade creams and candles.
Curious to see what you can find? Just check out our roundup of Miami’s best outdoor markets, which are just teeming with tasty, locally produced goods to take (to your very close) home.
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Lincoln Road Farmers' Market

Thought shopping on Lincoln couldn’t get better? Try it on a Sunday, when the streets are teaming with white tents selling local honey, jams and jellies, fresh ceviche, and orchids to make you ooh and ahh. We recommend you check out any of the booths selling fruits (papayas are a personal fave), and we dare you to try the Chinese lychees. We just dare you.

Where: Between Meridian and Washington Avenues
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of The Market Company
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Mary Brickell Market

Ex out on the bar hopping (it’s the middle of the day, people!) and indulge in some nice clean Brickell booth hopping. If you want to get your Etsy on and indulge in arts and crafts, not to mention authentic handmade jewelry, this is definitely the market to be at.

Where: Mary Brickell Village Market, 901 South Miami Avenue
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of The Market Company
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Pinecrest Gardens Farmers' Market

It’s been years since Parrot Jungle moved its humble home to Watson Island, however it didn’t take us long for us to fall back in love with its former abode beneath the banyans in Pinecrest. Besides selling local produce, the Sunday market in Pinecrest Gardens is teeming with a variety of items from fresh conch fritters to cheeses and cut flowers to artisan baked goods. And best of all, you can enjoy delectable dishes prepared by local chefs and caterers. One staple not to miss is the Redland Organics booth, selling everything that’s right with sustainable farming. Nope, we don’t miss Parrot Jungle one bit — on Sundays, at least.

Where: Pinecrest Garden Market, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest.
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of Brickell Life
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Yellow Green Farmers' Market

Although it’s a bit of a drive, we deem this labyrinth of a market a true Florida gem. There are over 300 (!) booths selling everything you can imagine — Indian veggies, stone crabs, oils, knishes, handspun wearable wool art, and organic doggie treats. And best of all, you don’t have to wait til you're home to prepare your goods. You can eat right under the roof.

Where: Yellow Green Farmers Market, 1940 North 30th Road; 954-513-3990.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of Yellow Green Farmers Market
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Coconut Grove Farmers' Market

The grandfather of all farmers' markets in Miami, the Coconut Grove runs year round and has 30-35 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, and local produce — with the most major vendor being the much-loved Glaser Organic Farms. The market’s specialty lies in raw, vegan, and organic goods, just perfect for the picky eater in us all.

Where: Coconut Grove Farmers Market, 3300 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove.
When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Photographed by Farah Dosani