A Guide to Tampa Area Farmers Markets

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A Guide to Tampa Area Farmers Markets

Local produce and freshly made goods have become all the rage. This is great news for local farmers as the need for fresh has resulted in an increase in markets across the U.S. The Tampa Bay Area is no exception. Whether you’re seeking honey produced in nearby apiaries, baked goods lovingly prepared in nearby kitchens or greens grown in nearby fields, this guide to our local farmers market scene will help you dive into close-to-home cuisine in and around Tampa Bay.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Saturdays from 9am-3pm (Summer hours 9am-1pm from May – September); year round

Produce, artisan goods, bread, and honey are just a few things you’ll find at Ybor City’s weekly market. Stroll amongst shady oak trees and explore the covered pavilion as you peruse goods from local farmers and makers. You may even spot one of Ybor City’s infamous chickens walking the grounds! Masks are encouraged (they are mandatory for vendors). Find the market weekly in Centennial Park at the corner of 8th Ave and 19th St.

Saturday Morning Market + Williams Park Summer Market

Saturday Morning Market: Saturdays October – May; Williams Park Summer Market: Saturdays June – August (extended to October 31 this year)

Take the Gandy or Howard Franklin Bridge across Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg and be prepared to experience one of the top farmers markets in the U.S. Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, the Saturday Morning Market gets ready for business at the Al Lang Field parking lot in downtown St. Pete. Expect an estimated 170 vendors selling their goods and artisans selling their crafts. Add stellar food choices for dining and live music for entertainment and it’s a perfect day in the Florida sunshine. The Saturday Morning Market runs from early October through late May. Their Summer Market, located at Williams Park, typically runs from June to August.

Westchase Locale Market

Second Saturday of every month

Enjoy live music and over 30 vendors in Westchase Town Center every second Saturday of the month. Features plants, baked goods, handcrafted jewelry and more.

Dunedin Downtown Market

Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-2pm; typically held seasonally

This local market takes place in the heart of Downtown Dunedin at Pioneer Park. Food trucks, sprouts and microgreens, fresh produce, farm eggs, cheese, artisanal popsicles and more are just a few of the local finds. There’s also live music. Stock up on local goods each week or pick up picnic-friendly bites to enjoy in the nearby Edgewater Park.

Image credit: Dunedin Downtown Market

Corey Avenue Sunday Market

Sundays from 10am-2pm; year round

Another St. Petersburg destination is the Corey Avenue Sunday Market. This weekly market features an assortment of locally grown organic and hydroponic vegetables. 60+ vendors share their wares including handcrafted items and gourmet food and snacks. Stock up on fresh produce, guacamole, kimchi, cupcakes and so much more. You’ll find this market in the heart of St. Pete Beach, set up on the street at Corey Avenue & Blind Pass.

Hyde Park Fresh Market

First Sunday of each month from 10am-2pm

The once-a-month Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village takes place every first Sunday of the month. The Fresh Market features over 80 local vendors including produce, handcrafted goods, plants and more. While you shop and stroll, enjoy live music by Gasparilla Music in Village Circle. Afterwards, check out the local shops and restaurants in Hyde Park Village for a complete date.

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market

Second Sunday of each month from 12pm-4pm; year round

40+ vendors show up to this morning market to sell fresh fruits, veggies, herbs, spices, baked goods, and crafts. Head to the market early in the morning and then make your way to one of the amazing restaurants scattered around Seminole Heights for lunch. Find this monthly market at the United Methodist Church (6111 N. Centreal Ave).

Guide to Tampa Farmers Markets

Image credit: Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market

Tampa Bay Farmers Market

Open daily

Tampa Bay Farmers Market has called Tampa home since 1977. Located at 10001 North Armenia Avenue, the market offers a variety of goods from local farmers and vendors. Fresh produce and herbs and spices come from local farms but also from North Carolina, Texas, California, Washington State, as well as countries such as Canada and Peru. This market also carries an impressive selection of gourmet foods such as Palermo olive oils, pitted olives, roasted peppers, and an assortment of jams, cheeses, pickled veggies, relishes, specialty noodles, and flavorful butter. The market carries a wide variety of potted plants and cut flowers.

Sanwa Farmers Market

Open daily

A fixture in Tampa since 1982 as a wholesale business for restaurants, the owners of Sanwa Farmers Market expanded their selling base in 2001 to include retail consumers. Located at 2621 E. Hillsborough Ave., the market features vendors inside and outside. Expect a wide selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, fresh meat, international items, fresh seafood, and canned and dried goods. Buyers can expect very competitive prices when compared to grocery stores.

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Feature image credit: Saturday Morning Market


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