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Local Farmers Markets to Check Out this Summer

It's almost officially the lazy days of summer. There's no better time to browse a local farmers market in search of fresh produce, a handmade gift, or a sweet treat. There are several farmers' markets across the county with unique offerings. These markets really push what it means to be farm-to-fork. Here are a few to check out!



The Winter Haven Farmers Market 

 

The Winter Haven Farmers Market is located across from Grove Roots Brewery in the old BB&T Bank lot on the NE corner of 3rd St. and Ave C SW in downtown Winter Haven. They’ve moved a few tents to the old bank drive-thru lane for added shade. This food-focused market hosts a variety of food vendors, farmers, fresh meats, pasta, bread, unique food trucks, live music, and makers. With tables and chairs set up under the trees, it’s a great way to spend the morning. They post a complete list of vendors on their Facebook every Thursday. The market is also pet-friendly! The Winter Haven Farmers Market is held every Saturday, rain or shine. September – May from 9 am – 1 pm. June – August from 9 am – noon. 

 

FB: Winter Haven Farmers Market 

IG @winterhavenfarmersmarket

 

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market 

 

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market (LDFCM) is an 11-month market (closed in August) that is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA). Located at 117 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, this market offers fresh produce, plants, and local handcrafted items. The LDFCM is held every Saturday from September through May, 8 am—2 pm, and June and July, 8 am—1 pm. 

 

FB: Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

IG @lkldcurbmarket


The Ole Bartow Farmers Market 

 

Ole might be in the name, but this market is a new kid on the block, having just started this year. The Ole Bartow Farmers Market focuses on food, plants, garden, and ag products. It is located at 343 W Davidson St., Bartow. Check out the featured post on their Facebook page for a market schedule.

 

FB: The Ole Bartow Farmers Market 

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