October 2017 Update:
The reality of hurricane season is hard to forget when you live in South Florida — and it’s been a busy season so far. Where crops were not significantly impacted by Irma and Maria, you can expect corn, tomatoes, squash, carambola, citrus and bell peppers to be available this month.
Our Miami Lakes market begins Saturday, October 14 from 9am-2pm. Miami Lakes is a vibrant community that has embraced our seasonal farmers market since it began last January. We will have wonderful produce, ceviche, empanadas, kettle corn, smoothies, acai, plants & flowers, artisan wares — and more.
Also in October, we’re excited to debut the new Miami Shores farmers market starting Sunday, October 29 from noon–4pm at Optimist Park. We expect to have many vendors including great produce, plants & flowers, prepared foods, wood fired pizza, and body products.
Early warning — Mark your calendars for the start of our South Pointe farmers market on Miami Beach. The new opening date is Saturday, November 4 from 9am-2pm. This sweet little neighborhood market will have many of the same vendors returning, and a few new ones too. It’s a great place to stock up on local fresh produce and support local artisans.
Looking forward to cooler days ahead!
September 2017 Update
Fall may be in the air in the rest of the country, but for us the heat of summer persists. Carambola, guava and mango (this season has stretched much longer than usual) are still plentiful at our markets.
In an effort to be good environmental stewards we have stopped the use of styrofoam in all our markets and will no longer offer plastic bags at our UM Coral Gables market. We will expand this ban of plastic bags to all our markets by year’s end. We encourage our market visitors to bring their own reusable bags when they shop.
This year’s season kickoff at the Adrienne Arsht Center, ArtsLaunch, will be on Saturday, September 9 from 9am-5pm. Our farmers market will be hosting vendors offering crafts, arts, prepared foods and more. Join us for this day of free activities that includes arts, culture, food and fun; and engage with more than 120 local arts organizations while exploring the Center’s performance spaces.
We’re also happy to announce the return of our South Pointe farmers market on Saturday, September 16. We have returning vendors offering fresh local produce, fruit smoothies, Indian dips and breads, Argentinian empanadas, Peruvian ceviche, Venezuelan arepas, crafts, jewelry – and a few new vendors too. Visit our Facebook page for more updates.
August 2017 Update:
The best part of summer in South Florida…MANGOES…and lucky for us they are abundant at the markets. Enjoy them in smoothies, salads, sauces and chutney. Mangos are available in a variety of colors, shapes, flavors and sizes. Look for your favorite mango in our markets all through August.
Tropical fruits also abound at this time of year — we’ve got guavas, passion fruit, carambola and longan. Also not to be missed are the big, buttery Florida avocados. Did you know that Florida avocados have fewer calories per ounce than California Hass avocados? Choosing an avocado can be tricky. Avocados are usually hard when you buy them and you want to let them ripen before you cut them open. (Once cut, they will not get any riper.) They taste best when they’re allowed to sit at room temperature until they are slightly soft, but not mushy. Once they’re ripe, they get overripe quickly, so eat them up as fast as you can. You can hold a ripe avocado for a few days by putting it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. Avocados are good for your skin and hair too.
Coming up in September we will once again be participating in the 2017 Arts Launch Event at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Come check out our Farmers Market! There will lots of FREE all day events including lots of vendors!
July 2017 Update:
Join us at the Arsht Center Farmers market every Monday evening from 4pm – 8:30pm. This is a year round market. We have a growing list of vendors including Ale’s Ceviche, Laura Produce Farm, Nisha’s Indian food, Hy Vong Vietnamese cuisine, Argentinian empanadas, and local honey from Homestead. This unique market also offers handcrafted jewelry and artisan bags and accessories. Also on Monday nights, you’re always welcome at the Books & Books Farm-to-Table dinner with live music in a beautiful setting.
We’ve had some new markets open this summer:
• Dadeland Mall Farmers Market includes jams, herbs, Shea butter, bonsai, baked goods, produce, plants, orchids and local honey. This market takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month.
• Our new Wellington Green Mall farmers market offers French Cheeses, fudge, Indian food, olive oils, Moringa, meringues, ceviche as well as jams, orchids and honey. This market takes place the 2nd weekend of every month.
Summer is here and we’re looking forward to what comes during this season in South Florida. Our season includes mangoes, lychees, ciruelas (tropical plums), mamey, passion fruit and pineapple. Enjoy the corn, tomatoes, eggplant and squashes that are being harvested now.Our new monthly market at Town Center at Boca Raton is a hit! The market started in April with French cheeses, local honey, cookies and cakes, ceviche and guacamole, orchids, bonsai, Italian olive oil, fresh gourmet cheeses, vegetables, French breads and pastries, jams and jellies, mushrooms, African market baskets, fresh potted herbs and more.Some of our markets are taking a break for the summer but we still have many markets that run all year. They include: Lincoln Road farmers market (our oldest market) Normandy Village, Government Center, Civic Center, UM Medical Campus at Jackson Hospital, and our only evening market at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center.
Our Markets Are Brimming with Holiday Gift Ideas
Dec 19, 2016
With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no need to turn to online merchants or the big-box stores to complete your shopping. Browse The Market Company’s local farmers’ markets for plenty of unique, handcrafted gift items that will appeal to everyone on your list.
Market vendor Paz y Luna carries exotic handcrafted clothes, bags, belts and shoes from around the world. Complete the look with a selection of truly unique sterling silver jewelry from The Biscayne Silver Company.
Handmade soaps, sprays and balms from Tree Hugging Soaps contain essential oils, stimulating salts, sugars, oats and herbs. Soaps by Pura Alma also contain all-natural ingredients and come in a variety of novel shapes, textures and colors.
Healing Blends offers exotic stones, incense and other wholesome products for the well-being and nurturing of body, mind and spirit.
Tasty food gifts include Courtney’s Cookies, which are organic, gluten-free, vegan, low-glycemic and over-the-top delicious. Almotti Cookies and More specializes in southern Italian handcrafted, gourmet delicacies such as artisan cookies, cakes and spreads.
We also have beautiful, blooming orchids and a variety of other potted plants that make great host/hostess gifts.
For a truly impressive gift presentation, mix a variety of these artisan products with our fresh-from-the-farm produce, place in one of our hand-woven market baskets and top with a bow.
Product availability varies by market. Shop soon for the best selection!
April 6, 2016
Spring is the height of the South Florida growing season and our vendors are bringing the best of the crop to our markets. This month, look for tasty red and green bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes (including the gorgeous “watermelon” radish variety), sweet corn and much more. Strawberries are nearing the end of their season; shop now for the plumpest, juiciest berries. Cantaloupes and blueberries are beginning to ripen down in Plant City, so get ready for these springtime treats!
Chef Allen Susser’s Farm-to-Table Dinners Recognized in South Florida Food 50
February 17, 2016
Chef Allen Susser has been recognized in the Miami Herald’s second annual “South Florida Food 50,” an eclectic list of food-and-beverage professionals noted for their impact on the local culinary scene. These honorees “share a common thread in that they all make us rethink something we thought we knew,” wrote Evan Benn, Miami Herald food editor. (read more)
Among Chef Allen’s many accomplishments, the Herald recognized the farm-to-table dinners he hosts every Monday evening at the Café at Books & Books. The vegetarian meal is served outdoors alongside The Market Company’s weekly Monday market, which is located in front of the Arsht Center’s historic Carnival Tower.
Chef Allen selects fresh ingredients from The Market Company’s vendors to create a memorable dining experience. Each course is beautifully presented along with a personal narrative from Chef Allen about his inspiration for the dish.
To reserve your seats for Chef Allen’s next Farm-to-Table dinner, call 786-405-1745. The meal is $25 per person, or $36 with two glasses of wine.
Meet Under the Banyan at Well ’Canes Marketplace
November 4, 2015
Centuries ago, Indian merchants spread their wares under the sprawling limbs of fig trees, taking advantage of the shade to relax and conduct their business. In fact, the ancient Sanskrit name of the Hindu trading caste was adapted to describe the tree we now know as the banyan.
The gigantic banyan centered in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle (the Quad) on the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine campus plays much the same role today. The Quad is home to the Well ’Canes Marketplace every other Thursday, 9 am-3 pm.
Presented by The Market Company, the Well ’Canes Marketplace offers freshly prepared foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and other plants. Pick up a healthy breakfast, lunch or snack to go, or stay to eat in the shade and enjoy Miami’s pleasant fall and winter weather. Vendors serve up an international array of choices including Argentinian-style beef, Greek gyros and salads, Peruvian ceviche and Mexican tamales, as well as vegetarian and vegan fare such as acai bowls and chia parfaits.
Miller School market dates for the remainder of 2015 are November 5 and 19, and December 3, 10 and 17. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The regular market schedule resumes on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
A second Well ’Canes Marketplace operates on the University of Miami’s main campus when school is in session, every Wednesday from 9 am-3 pm.
The University of Miami’s Well ’Canes program encourages employees to learn about their personal health and motivates them to maintain or improve their overall wellbeing. That includes healthy eating with The Market Company!
Farm-to-Table Dinners Every Monday at the Arsht Center
November 4, 2015
Miamians love the Adrienne Arsht Center for its blockbuster productions featuring world-famous performers. Every Monday evening at 6:30 at the Arsht, you can also enjoy a more intimate and delicious production – a multi-course, vegetarian meal hosted by acclaimed chef Allen Susser.
Chef Allen’s farm-to-table dinners, presented by the Café at Books & Books, feature an ever-changing menu of fresh ingredients personally selected by Chef Allen from The Market Company’s weekly Arsht Center market. The meal is served al fresco alongside the market stalls located in front of the Arsht Center’s historic Carnival Tower.
At $25 per person ($36 with two glasses of wine), these farm-to-table dinners represent a great value for a memorable meal served in a unique setting. Reservations are a must; call 786-405-1745. Come early to do your weekly shopping at the market!
The Market Company Brings Fresh Fare to Three Miami Beach Locations
November 4, 2015
A Sunday stroll along Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road Mall is even more pleasurable with a glass of fresh-squeezed juice or a delectable muffin or scone from the Lincoln Road Market. Every Sunday, 9 am-5 pm, The Market Company’s vendor stalls line Lincoln Road between Washington and Meridian Avenues, serving fresh fare to locals and tourists.
The South Pointe Market, located at First Street and Alton Road, operates 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays, serving the growing SoFi residential community. The Saturday market at Normandy Isle operates 9 am-5 pm, offering North Beach residents the same high-quality produce and other goods.
Starting soon, look for a fresh-fish purveyor to join the ranks of the Miami Beach vendors. The selection of fresh fish and shellfish will vary as determined by the local catch.