Coconut Grove – still a lush, quirky village with cobblestone streets, galleries, even a state park – has hosted a longtime Saturday farmers market run by Glaser Organic Farms, keenly focusing on raw, organic vegan foods. But what about a market that caters to the broader population of folks looking for fresh, local produce – both organic and conventionally grown – plus baked goods, eggs, prepared foods, artisan fare and pet food? And, ideally, one that captures the fun, free, independent spirit of Coconut Grove and ties in to its lively restaurants and cafes? Oh, and let’s not forget free parking for cars and bikes.
Welcome the new Grove Green Market, a weekday event on Thursdays from 2pm to 8pm in the parking lot next to the vacant Coconut Grove Playhouse on Main Highway.
The Grove Green Market, a collaboration between Seasons Farm Fresh’s Nick Bernal and the Coconut Grove BID, aims to reach busy Groveites, tourists and South Floridians.
“What we know about this community is that they’re very fitness conscious. They’re animal lovers. They ride bikes,” says Manny Gonzalez, executive director of the BID. The new market emphasizes fresh and local products, sustainability and healthy living, he