Orlando Farmer’s Market
Sundays 11am – 4pm
Whether you enjoy farm fresh produce or unique treats from handmade, organic soaps to delicious baked goods, farmers markets offer some of the areas most coveted finds. Locals and tourists alike pencil in their favorite market, and typically arrive early to get first pick. As the day progresses and the crowds grow, live music and entertainment make these markets a great way to spend the day. Here are some of our top picks in Central Florida.
Located within the Garden District, the East End Market is a food lover’s emporium. Taste one of the best cookies in Orlando and Gideon’s Bakehouse, indulge in hand crafted artisan cheese at Le Femme du Fromage, or sip local organic juice at the Skyebird Juice Bar. Make an afternoon of a visit to East End and grab a craft beer from Florida & Co. or branch out and try one of the classes offered at the market. Either way it’s a great place to visit.
Mon-Thurs 8 am – 7pm, Sat 8am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 6pm
The charming, historical city of Winter Garden, just west of Orlando is home to one of the best farmer’s market in the area. Saturdays draw a crowd for the fresh produce, home baked goodies, and music. If you aren’t in the area on Saturday, don’t despair. Over 20 vendors ranging from an Oxygen Bar to a European bakery are located in the Plant Street Market which is open Thursday through Sunday.
Saturday 9am – 2pm
One of Orlando’s best kept secrets, Freshfield Farms not only offers mostly locally sourced produce and meats, but the prices are unbeatable. By buying in bulk and eliminating the need for distribution centers, customers reap the benefits of meat, hand cut and packaged in the stores and in season produce arriving directly from growers, most of which is organic.
Mon -Sat 9:30am -7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Granted Rennigers is in Mt. Dora, which is about 45 minutes from Orlando, but it makes for a great day trip, and the market is very worth the distance especially if you are an antique lover. The market is huge with two large buildings as well as outdoor vendors. Besides antiques and and everything vintage, the market offers clothing, produce and collectibles.
Sat & Sun 8am -4pm.