Fresh flavors. One-of-a-kind finds. Quality time with friends and family. Farmers markets deliver it all—and here in Orlando, we’ve got plenty of them to enjoy! Just read on to see why fall is farmers market season in Orlando, as well as a few of our favorite venues to visit.
Beautiful weather abounds
All year long, Central Florida is a beautiful paradise—perfect for vacationers and staycationers alike. But it becomes especially easy to enjoy during the fall and winter months, when cooler weather and crisp, sunny skies contribute to some seriously fun outdoor opportunities, of which the chance to go shopping al fresco is just one big benefit. (Because on a gorgeous day, who wants to do their grocery store shopping inside?)
Of course, farmers markets aren’t just about stocking up on kitchen ingredients. They offer ways to enjoy freshly prepared foods, too, like baked goods and handheld snacks whose inviting aromas beckon you in. You can often find unique arts, crafts and artisanal items to pick up, too, or simply savor the day with friends as you browse around and get to know your local environment in an all-new way.
‘Tis the season of fresh flavors
Farmers markets give you the chance to work with fresh produce that’s easy to enjoy solo, or to work into a new recipe at home! Plus, these open-air markets give you the opportunity to support local farms and vendors of baked goods, homemade sauces, craft pieces and more, so you can shop around and do good for the community at the same time.
Fido may be able to come along!
Many Orlando-area farmers markets allow you to bring your four-legged friend along for the fun! There’s nothing like some quality outdoor time with Fido. Bring some water and a few treats for your furry pal, though you may just discover pooch-friendly treats at the farmer’s market, too—you just never know what you’ll stumble upon next.
Orlando foodies have endless options to explore
Orlando and the surrounding area is characterized by beautiful parks and lakefront digs where farmers markets can really flourish, so is it any surprise that there are so many options to choose from? Just a few of our favorite include…
Beyond the market…
One of the best parts about these farmers markets is that they lead to additional activities! While most markets operate from the morning through the early part of the afternoon, there’s no reason to head home right away. At Lake Eola, for example, you can stick around for a session on the famous swan pedal boats! And at Boxi Park, you can play some volleyball, listen to live music or hang around with your furry friend at the dog park—or dig into a picnic filled with your freshly picked finds! There’s no limit to the ways you can enjoy your day out at the market (and beyond).
Ready to embrace farmers market season in Orlando? Fuel up with a delicious brunch at Peach Valley Orlando, and then see where the day brings you! It’s our recipe for a perfect weekend.