There are many seasonal Tampa Bay Farmer’s Markets that have fresh local produce, but only a handful year round. If you are looking for a local flavor in food and atmosphere these six choices are top-notch.
Ybor City Fresh Market
1901 19th Street | Tampa | FL 33605
(813) 241-2442 | Website: www.ybormarket.com
The Ybor City Saturday Market is open year round and has regionally grown produce. The weekly market also includes tasty gourmet foods and sauces, fresh-baked breads, prepared foods, coffees and teas, jellies, books, baked goods, herbs and plants, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, and candles. There is free parking, free admission, and pets are welcomed. Opened every Saturday rain or shine: 9am – 1pm May – September and 9am – 3pm October – April.
Hyde Park Village Fresh Market
Hyde Park Village
742 South Village Circle | Tampa | FL 33604
(813) 251-3500 | Website: www.hydeparkvillage.net
This charming and classy Fresh Market takes place the first Sunday of every month year round. Over 70 vendors, shoppers enjoy a variety of agricultural, artistic, homemade and handmade goods, as well as take-home and ready-to-eat foods. The Fresh Market will also feature live music, cooking demos, and plenty of outdoor seating. Hours: 11am – 3pm.
Saturday Azalea Park Market – NW St. Petersburg
Azalea Recreation Center
1600 72nd St. N. | St Petersburg Florida, 33710
Every Saturday this open market sells fresh produce, arts n’crafts and foods of all sorts. There’s also activities for the kids and variety of live music every weekend. The center is conveniently located near the Tyrone Area, the Jungle Area and St. Petersburg College. Hours: Every Saturday 9am – 2pm
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
near 29th Avenue South | Gulfport | FL 33707
(727) 366-4086 | Website: www.facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket
Year round, the Gulfport Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, including locally grown seasonal produce from farms in the area, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, live herbs, plants, fresh flowers, nuts, honey, pet treats, smoothies, hand-made soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, candles and healing lotions and oils. You and the family can charter a kayak tour at the Market, consult an astrologer or try on a henna tattoo. Watch a pottery wheel demonstration. The kids will love to visit with rescued parrots from the Pinellas Suncoast Parrot Sanctuary on the first Tuesday of each month. Hours: 9am – 3pm
Palm Harbor Cross Roads Farmers Market
2043 Curlew Rd | Palm Harbor | FL 34683
(727) 724-3054 | Website: www.pinellascounty.org
This is a Weekly Sunday farmers market with fresh produce, cheeses, honey and more. Shop or relax sit under the trees while having a peaceful lunch. There also will be live music every Sunday. Hours: 10am – 2 pm
Fresh Market At Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100 | Wesley Chapel | FL 33543
Local food, crafts and live music. Expect to find a variety of Local, Certified Organic, Hydroponic and Conventional Produce, Florida Grown Plants, Herbs and Flowers, Organic Garden Food/Supplies, Locally Made Take-Home Foods such as Jams, Jellies, Salsa, Dips, Seasonings, Sauces and Oils, Local artists showcasing their creative efforts and Eco-Friendly products. Year round on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-3pm. There are 50-70 vendors each market.
- Local Focus – Eating Ideas Around Tampa Bay This Weekend (tampa.cbslocal.com)