How about a little live music with your produce shopping under the stars – or a drive-in movie? Some weeknight farmers markets in South Florida are setting up shop later in the day, around 4pm, and making entertainment part of the mix. Compared to the busy weekend markets, the weeknight spots offer a cooler, less hectic experience for shoppers on their way home from work to stock up on local produce and artisan fare, plus get added value of music, demos and movies under the stars. The Oakland Park Happy Hour farmers market, now on Wednesdays at Jaco Pastorius Park, features a monthly farm-to-chef showcase plus a deejay and a beer and wine garden. In Coconut Grove, in the playhouse parking lot, the Grove Green Market – slated to reopen in December – invites shoppers to buy their local fruits and vegetables and prepared foods, then catch a movie at the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. And the latest weeknight market-plus offering is the Monday night farmers market debuting Dec. 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.
The market will feature lots of local products, says Claire Tomlin of The Market … Read More