Come see us again in Oct 2011 at a new location!
May, 2011 update: The Miami Dade County Department of Health has awarded us a Communities Putting Prevention to Work mini-grant to open a new farmers' market in Fall 2011 at Jesse Trice Center for Community Health. The Centers for Disease Control has made these funds available to combat the problem of food deserts and make healthy, fresh, locally grown vegetables more accessible to those in underserved communities. We are excited to work with JTCHC at a new building, which will be ready in August of 2011, and is very close to a Metrorail station! Our partner, Wholesome Wave, is providing additional matching funds to double EBT/SNAP (food stamp) purchases at the market for even more people to buy fresh local vegetables! Hope to see ya'll in the Fall!
The market began at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center at 6161 NW 9th Ave and after permitting issues could not be resolved, was moved to
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
Thursdays through the end of April
Noon to 6:00 pm
Liberty City farmers' market: every Thursday from December 2010 through April 2011.
As part of our mission to bring healthy, nutritious, local food to ALL, we managed this new market which featured locally
Credit, debit and EBT were accepted! SNAP/EBT benefits were doubled up to $10.00 per visit.
Example of past markets:
Roots in the City urban farm has a bounty this week! All grown using organic methods. No chemicals here!
Collard greens, Swiss chard, callaloo (aka Jamaica spinach), fresh picked cherry tomatoes, lettuce, bok choy,green beans,
squash, basil, mulberries, and kale!!! (ask us how to make kale chips!)
Urban Oasis Project member gardens' (organically grown but not certified)
rosemary, citrus-y lemongrass, chocolate mint, collard greens, sapodillas, and more....
We also have local organic brown rice grown in the Everglades in rotation with organic sugarcane. Yes, it is true.
Homestead sweet corn, beans, and the first okra of the warm weather season! From the farmers of the Pole Bean Co-op.
Gardens of Troy will come by in the afternoon with their own heirloom tomatoes, passion fruit, and more!
Siggi's Organic Farm and Apiary in Kendall's Horse Country will bring yummy local honey, Nancy's tropical fruit breads
Three Sisters Farm will be there with whatever is harvested that morning:
Other LOCAL produce this week from Pine Island Farm includes fresh- picked strawberries, sweet onions with long green
tops grown in Homestead from Vidalia seed, CUCUMBERS, eggplants, potatoes, sunflowers!
Seriously Organic forager Juan Rochaix may bring some colorful petite heirloom tomatoes from the
Fashionable Farmer in the Redland, grass-fed beef from Florida Fresh Beef in Ocala area, local lamb, eggs from truly
free-ranging birds at Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee.
Fresh tropical drinks from Nature Boyz, crafted before your eyes from fresh sugar cane,
pineapple, tamarind, and more!
International food vendors: from Ghana, West Africa; and Java, Indonesia- samples to try before you buy!
Other vendors and non-profits: Get vegetable and herb plant starts for your home garden from Urban Paradise Guild!
Higher Heights Body Care has scoops of natural shea butter and artisan-made treats to care for your body.
The Queen of Jamaica has natural teas for what ails you.
Soloman's Secrets has all natural veggie cloth loofahs, shampoos, and more.
Click here to donate for matching SNAP (food stamp) dollars for Liberty City Farmers' Market.
We will send you confirmation e-mail within 48 hours.
Take the Urban Oasis Project Farmers' Market Challenge!
In Miami-Dade County, we have lost many farms to development and other pressures, so there just aren't enough farmers for local markets. To help with this problem, we are asking home gardeners to plant a few extra rows to sell at our market. If you have produce, please contact us to either come to market and sell it, or sell or donate to us for sale in a terribly under-served inner-city area. There are lots of nice folks there who deserve, good, clean, healthy food!