Farmers markets are a dime a dozen, but good farmers markets are hard to come by. By good, we’re talking homemade delicacies made in local kitchens mixed in with international ingredients from far off lands. Markets that not only tout fresh ingredients and put a spotlight on the farmer but act as pillars of their community. Florida’s Winter Garden Farmers Market is just that, proudly holding the top spot as America’s Best Farmers Market by American Farmland Trust.
Winter Garden Farmers Market
There’s something about buying a giant pickle that says “I’m on vacation,” and at Mr. and Mrs. Pickles they’ve taken it to the next level with Garlic Baby Dills, Hot Baby Dills, Horseradish Baby Dills, Half Sour Cucumbers, and a variety of stuffed olives. To keep with the variety theme, you can check out the wide assortment of chutneys available at Nisha’s Flavors of India. Try Chicken Vindaloo, Cilantro Peanut, Eggplant Bharta, and Tomato Bhaji. More unique flavors are showcased at Captain Jo’s Fish Dips which wood smoke yellowfin tuna and pink salmon before transforming them into a highly flavorful dip.
More Than Just Food
While perusing the stands, it’s easy to get distracted by the flavors and free samples. But beyond the food, many come to the farmers market to experience the ambiance and entertainment that happens every week. From 10am to 2pm on Saturdays, you can enjoy live music from Scotty Long’s rock n’ roll covers to the Spanish guitar of Michael Petrovich. Click here to see a full event schedule.
Discover Winter Garden
It’s no coincidence that America’s favorite farmers market is located in Winter Garden, Florida. Only a 30-minute drive from Orlando, it’s the perfect day trip for visitors looking for a small town experience outside of the hustle and bustle of Orlando. We recommend staying at one of the many resorts in Orlando, like the popular golf-centered Villas of Grand Cypress, where villas include full kitchens, living and dining areas, making your stay feel right at home. Here you’ll be able to enjoy all of the activities that the metropolis offers, while still being within reach of the charming surrounding towns.