What was once just a small shopping niche for health conscious individuals has now become more mainstream and a popular weekend destination for many. Local farmers markets have made it easy to obtain homemade soap, ice cream, and even beer to go along with your organic fruits and vegetables.
Naples, Florida farmers markets have grown to accommodate the demand that has grown in the last few years. They're full of great local and organic products and, if you’re up for some window shopping, are lovely to walk through and just bask in the joyous weather and enjoy the gorgeous Naples weather.
These are some of the most popular farmers markets in Naples, Florida.
St. John’s Farmers Markets
St John’s Farmers Markets can be found year round on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
There is a large selection of items from which to choose that includes coffee, fresh produce, meat products, a variety of international foods, baked goods, vegan food, and some body products like soaps and lotions.
There are also plenty of recreational and educational opportunities in which kids can engage. Overall, the place is perfect for a family to hang out and enjoy the different performances that unfold. As an added plus, there is also free parking.
Third Street South Farmers Market
The Third Street Farmers Market is accessible every Saturday between 7:30am until 11:30am. The local market has been described as ‘overflowing’ with fresh produce, vegetables, sea food, homemade glycerin soaps, mirrors, and even hats that are made on the spot! The experience becomes all the more delightful for visitors because of various refreshments that are available such as coffee, beer, and other delights. Both children and grown-ups alike can engage in music and healthy activities.
St. Paul’s Farmers Market
St. Paul’s Farmers Market can be visited every Friday from 9am to 1pm. It is not just a local vendors’ market, it offers a range of services including arts and crafts, community services, eateries, clothing retails, and jewelry shops.
Some of the specialty foods for visitors include Guacamole, Gourmet Blending, Happy Pickle, Olive Branch, and Stamper Cheese.
Vanderbilt Farmers Market
Vanderbilt Farmers Market is known for its wide selection of all-organic produce and meats that boost energy, memory recall, and the immune system.
The market grew from having just a few vendors to featuring well over 70+ vendors. Along with the fresh selection, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All proceeds from sales stay with the local vendors.
Golden Gate Farmers Market
Golden Gate Farmers Market operates on Friday between 2pm to 7pm at the Golden Gate Community Center. The marketplace is always bustling with activities for kids and families alike. Visitors can benefit from honey, jams, jewelry, leather goods, and baked food.
Cooper’s Farm Market
The primary reason visitors love coming to this market is the hospitable owners who are always warm and welcoming.
Cooper’s Farm Market arguably offers one of the best variety of fresh and local produce in Naples. The items that get the most rave reviews include their famous mint chocolate bowl and coconut cream pies.
The produce is cultivated on nearly 200 acres of land that the Cooper family uses to raise cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, and goats. Their farm market is visited by local school, clubs, and organizations that come to see the pumpkins and explore the farms.
Local Roots Farmers Markets
Local Roots Farmers Market stays true to the spirit of a local outdoor marketplace, featuring several native plants, artisan foods, organically grown vegetables, and much more. When it was first established, there were only 20 vendors. Today, the market has over 50 vendors.
Visitors can explore this market every Friday from October through April from 9am to 1pm.
Farmers markets add to the wholesome and natural lifestyle you can achieve when you live in or visit Southwest Florida. Learn more about beautiful Naples, FL, one of the healthiest and happiest places to live.