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.