Orlando is one of Florida’s foremost vacation hubs, offering multiple thrills and attractions. From its fascinating theme parks to captivating nightlife and an impressive culinary scene, this Sunshine State gem has plenty to offer. The city’s local farmers and craft markets are a lesser-known but equally impressive attraction, promising fresh produce and delightful artisanry. Here’s more on Orlando’s regional farmers and craft markets.

East End Market

East End Market is a melting pot of food entrepreneurs, artisans, and chefs, offering access to multiple merchants and retail shops. The two-story building serves as a hub for local cuisine and culture and a space that fosters creativity. The first floor has eleven independent enterprises offering artisan cheeses, dessert cakes, local coffee, organic juices, and delightful raw food specialties. Founder and owner John Rife started East End Market in 2010 by blending his commercial real estate experience with his desire to establish a sustainable local food system.

Stop by La Femme du Fromage and discover exquisitely hand-crafted cheeses from around the globe. Gideon’s Bakehouse sells unique hand-made cookies and cakes, while Boxer & Clover specializes in homemade pies crafted from scratch. Freehand Goods creates small batches of hand-made leather products, while Lineage Coffee Roasting sells high-quality coffee from different countries, including Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Mexico. Grab beautiful and sensuous jewelry at Carla Poma Jewelry, stop by Skyebird Juice Bar for delicious vegan juices and smoothies, or discover lovely gourmet gifts at La Boutique by LFdF. East End Market lies along 3201 Corrine Drive.

Freshfields Farmers’ Market

Freshfields Farmers’ Market is renowned for its vast selection of fresh local produce and meats. Freshfields stands out since almost all its produce comes directly from local farmers or packing houses. By eliminating intermediaries, Freshfields ensures a steady flow of the freshest veggies and groceries and more competitive prices. Enjoy an impressive collection of fresh, hand-cut meats packaged in-store the same day they’re received. The private-stock beef is free from flavor enhancers and moisture additives, while the chicken and pork are hormone-free, ensuring healthy, tastier meals. Freshfields Farmers’ Market never freezes their meats, promising high-quality pieces and cuts. Choose from several seafood options, including salmon, shrimp, snapper, and tilapia, delivered fresh from local docks. Relish numerous deli offerings, which include Sweet Serrano ham, smoked turkey breast, pastrami, and hard salami. Other meat options include antibiotic-free ground turkey and free-range Opal Valley lamb. Find Freshfields Farmers’ Market on 400 East Compton Street.

Orlando Farmers’ Market

Discover fresh seasonal produce at Orlando Farmers’ Market every Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM. The market’s vendors carry an expansive selection of produce, including roasted corn, organic tomatoes, farm-fresh veggies, local honey, and citrus fruits. If you want to spruce up your home garden, discover numerous indoor and outdoor plants such as bamboo, orchids, and bonsai. Sample tasty fresh foods, including corn dogs, kettle corn, freshly baked bread, and homemade dips and soups. The market also hosts numerous local artists and designers selling hand-crafted paintings, pottery, handbags, stained glass, backpacks, and jewelry. If you’re a pet owner, check out the pet section and pick up clothing, supplies, treats, and accessories for your furry friend. Find Orlando Farmers’ Market on the corner of East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive and enjoy free street parking.

Winter Garden Farmers’ Market

Located 21 minutes west of Orlando, the Winter Garden Farmers’ Market hosts over 100 vendors selling multiple impressive items. Choose from many fresh produce selections, including Honeycrisp apples, Haas avocados, bell peppers, bananas, oranges, brussels sprouts, cabbage, candy corn, cilantro, cucumbers, and celery. The market opens every Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM, giving locals and visitors ample time to explore the best vendors have to offer. Shop for delicious baked goods, plants, herbs & flowers for your home garden, and local food and beverages. Grab home decor to spruce up your living space, shop for artisan crafts, or upgrade your wardrobe with apparel and accessories. If you’re vacationing with your pet, spoil your precious pawed pal with a delightful gift at one of the pet supply vendors. Find this award-winning market at 104 South Lakeview Avenue and enjoy free parking at a three-level garage on 160 South Boyd Street.

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