If you love shopping at farmers’ markets, Orlando has you covered. Whether you’re looking for local vendors selling produce including fruit and vegetables, meats, home-made baked goods, or other artisanal goods such as wine, honey, artwork and jewelry, there’s something for you. Here’s our pick of the best.
Every Sunday from 10am-4 pm, Lake Eola Park hosts the Orlando Farmers’ Market. The family- and pet-friendly event brings local produce, baked goods, artisan cheese, fresh-squeezed juices, gourmet kettle corn, handmade jewelry, live plants, and more to the heart of downtown Orlando to serve hundreds of attendees. In the market’s center, a beer and wine garden opens at noon, often with a live musical act.
One of the best farmers’ markets to shop at in Orlando, Florida, is the Winter Park Farmers’ Market that’s held at the old historic train depot from 7am-1pm every Saturday of the year, except the third Saturday in March. You’ll find fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and other plants. The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best plant and produce markets in all of central Florida, making the weekly gathering of local vendors very popular, so go early to avoid the crowds.
200 W New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL, USA, +1 407 599 3397
The East End Market is a farmers’ market with a vast selection of local and artisanal vendors, such as coffee roasters, pasta makers, and organic food providers, that’s open daily. More than just your average produce shop, the East End Market is a culinary hub that, in addition to a great local farmers’ market, offers restaurants, demo kitchens, and even a garden space in Audubon Park. The East End Market aims to elevate our relationship with, as well as foster, the bond between shoppers and vendors.
3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL, USA, +1 321 236 3316
Every Monday night from from 5pm-9pm, the Stardust Coffee hosts the Audubon Park Community Market in its parking lot, and it’s a shopping experience you don’t want to miss. The AP Market is a pet- and family-friendly event that brings together local produce growers, fishermen, ranchers, artists, chefs, and musicians to celebrate their goods, such as fresh dairy products, organic honey, as well as home-made dressings, pickles, preserves, and sauces, just to name a few. It’s a great place to grab dinner or dessert, even if you’re not shopping for fresh, sustainably-farmed Florida foods or organic starter plants for your own garden.
The Winter Garden Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday from 9am-2pm off of Plant Street in the historic Winter Garden suburb, is a pet-friendly event where local vendors gather to offer organic produce, ready-to-eat baked goods, gourmet pickles, homemade soaps, fresh flowers, and more. Several restaurants offer food at the market, while live music entertains shoppers.
Though it’s on the eastern outskirts of “The City Beautiful,” the Maitland Farmers’ Market is one of the best markets to shop at in Orlando, Florida. Held at Lake Lily Park every second and fourth Sunday from 9am-2pm, the market hosts dozens of vendors that offer fresh local produce, artisan soaps and balms, art, crafts, and a wide variety of pre-made foods and snacks to satisfy almost every craving.
701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland, FL, USA, +1 407 539 6268