I’ve lived in Miami all my life and for some weird reason I’d never heard that Coconut Grove hosts an organic farmer’s market every Saturday. I’m definitely not the type to stroll stalls of fresh produce choosing ingredients for meals I plan to cook (the truth is I barely cook at all), but I am completely into sampling gourmet vegan and vegetarian foods and picking up some lunch.
No animal protein in sight, and honestly I don’t think I noticed after trying so many amazing foods.
When I first arrived at the Coconut Grove Saturday Farmers Market around 10:15 AM the vendors were still setting up, but from what I saw (and smelled) I knew that I was going to have a lot of options and a hard time choosing just a few items for a picnic in nearby Kennedy Park.
The market’s largest vendor is Glaser Organic Farms from Homestead. Their blue-and-white-striped tent is a can’t miss – they’ve got everything from raw nut butters and freshly squeezed juices, to raw hummus, guac, flat breads and more. Everything is certified organic and easy to take away or eat at the picnic tables at the market.
There are also tons of other things to buy and eat at the Coconut Grove Saturday Farmers Market: Ethiopian food, vegan tacos, vegan burgers, ice coffee with fresh almond milk, no-dairy pies, freshly baked bread, doughnuts (yes, vegan doughnuts are a thing and they are awesome), vegan Venezuelan-style arepas with all the fixings, juices, gourmet cookies, organic honey, and lots more.
There were also artisanal soaps, creams, scrubs, jewelry, flowers, and even a deep tissue massage station. But if I had to choose my favorites they’d be the vegan tacos and the vegan doughnuts.
Whether you’re coming to shop for produce, or grab a bite to eat, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The Coconut Grove Saturday Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM rain or shine in the empty lot at 3300 Grand Avenue. There’s metered street parking all around and a vacant lot behind the market with free parking if you can find a space.
I recommend arriving around 10:30 – 11 AM to beat the heat and the crowds, but also to be able to browse around before choosing what you want. There are picnic tables set up outside the Glaser Farms tent along Grand Avenue. Don’t forget to take cash, wear comfy shoes since you’ll be walking on gravel and come with an appetite!
If for some reason there isn’t any place to sit down, do what I did and take it to enjoy it picnic style at nearby Kennedy Park with some delicious Bota Box wine.
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