There’s nothing like a weekend morning stroll through a farmers market and Broward County has quite a few great ones.

The quest to fine a bona fide avocado or the right type of grass-fed meat means connoisseurs will travel both far and wide to each and every farmers market to find just the right type of fruit or vegetable to satisfy their palate. Luckily for us, Broward County has enough options and locations of farmers markets on hand for foodies to pick up apples and bananas that look brighter and fresher than under the fluorescent lights of a grocery store. And those who go to these markets know about the great tasting treats available for purchase while also supporting local farmers. Plus, who doesn’t love all of the delicious delights and aromas from the fresh fruit, veggies and flowers that markets have to offer? Check out our top picks for the best farmers markets in the county.

Marando Farms

Well hidden off the beaten path and located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale (right behind Broward General Hospital), Marando Farms has amazingly fresh produce, an extensive nursery, and an organic, locally grown and pesticide free farm. The farm’s initiative is to save Florida’s farms and ranch land, promoting healthy farming practices and supporting farms and farmers. And how can you not love that? Many have touted it as a fantastic community resource for its available literature on organic good. For those who want to fuel their pets the right way too, there’s even a pet’s good store with high-quality dog food.

Address:
1401 SW 1st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Josh’s Organic Garden

Don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of the locals in Hollywood call this the best market not only in the county, but in the country, hands down. Located on North Ocean Drive, the produce and selection simply can’t be beat. The prices might be a little on the high side, but you won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer, especially since most of the produce was probably “just picked last night.” A juice bar is also available as is the market’s owner Josh, who is always readily availably to answer consumer questions. Bring your own bag and you get a discount, but keep your credit cards at home as they accept cash or check only.

Address:
101 N Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 33019

The Farmers Market Parkland

Residents of Parkland don’t have to go far to find the best quality produce in the county when they have one that’s just good enough (and if not great) in their own backyard. It’s got everything you need for the perfect Sunday: Fresh produce, flowers, craft, and homemade pies, along with children’s activities as well as live entertainment. Located on Ranch Road in the heart of Parkland, visitors can stroll the market to check out their different booths while picking up everything from organic sausages to guacamole to cupcakes and even watch chef demonstrations take place. But don’t expect this market to be open every week; the operating hours are only the first and third Sundays from November to April.

Address:
8350 Ranch Road
Parkland, FL 33067

Stile’s Farmers Market

If you are looking for fresh and affordable, look no further than Stile’s Market in Pembroke Pines. The prices are so cheap, they are almost unreal with most of the food costing $1 a pound or less. Some rare finds include Jamaican hardo bread and bulla. A lot of the food is perfect for immediate use, while some can be stored for a few days, but don’t expect it to last a week. Definitely go early and beat the crowds as it begins to get pretty crowded by mid-morning.

Address:
209 North Hiatus Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

The Cleveland Clinic In Weston

Weston has a new market in town, and it’s right behind the Cleveland Clinic, outside the hospital’s main entrance. Unlike other markets around the county, this market isn’t just about the food groups that make it to the top of the pyramid chart. A few gems include La Parrilla, which offers Argentinean and Italian cuisine, Peruvian ceviche, and the best empanadas this side of the county. If you’re looking for a quick fix for lunch, try the ultimate chicken salad wrap from the Healthy Break’s stand and don’t forget to pick up a few fresh avocados on your way home, too. The only downside to the market is it is open on just Thursdays from 8a.m. to 3p.m., so either call it a day from work or try to take an extra 15 minutes on your lunch break, because this place is sure worth it.

Address: 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Weston, FL 33331