Weekend Farmer’s Market
Let’s face it, sometimes the weekend roles around and out calendars are filled with nothing but boredom or chores. A weekend farmer’s market or fresh market is the perfect way to get rid of boredom and get those chores done at the same time. We all love trips to Target, but mix it up a little and get your produce for the week super fresh from local vendors you can trust. These are just a few to check out in the Tampa area.
102 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Known for being the largest fresh market in the Southeast U.S., The St. Pete Saturday Morning Market is a can’t miss. Over 130 vendors set up their shops each week to serve about 10,000 customers. You can find anything from fresh fruits and veggies to handmade trinkets and crafts. The market is free and runs 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.
742 South Village Circle, Tampa, FL 33604
The once a month Fresh Market At Hyde Park Village hosts about 100 vendors in the middle of Hyde Park. Not only can guests walk around and gather items from local food and craft vendors, but they can always linger in and out of the shops surrounding the Fresh Market in Hyde Park Village, such as Lulu Lemon and Sur La Table. This makes the market the perfect place to visit during the hotter months in Tampa because you are able to take shopping breaks inside while checking out the awesome local vendors.
28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
The Fresh Market At The Shops At Wiregrass is another market that is surrounded by air-conditioned shops to make it the perfect place to visit on the weekend. This market pops up on the first and third Saturday of every month and is free to attend. The market hosts about 100 vendors as well as live performances through out the day.
5000 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33603
A smaller fresh market happens every second Sunday of the month in Seminole Heights from 10am to 2pm. About 60 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.