If you follow me @ Mary's Kitchen then you know I'm all about REAL Food and local foods. I even co-host a linky called REAL Food Friday which showcases "Real Food" recipes which means NO processed ingredients, non-gmo, locally grown, locally and humanely raised.
One more reason to LOVE your local Farmer's Markets!
If you live in cool or cold climates than you may not have access to something as amazing as the Yellow Green Market which is open YEAR-ROUND. With over 300 "under-roof" booths, this 100,000 square foot facility is THE place to be on Saturday and Sunday in South Florida.
The Yellow Green Farmer's Market is IMHO the Mecca of "slow foods" and small businesses.
One of my favorite booths is Rawpertion. They offer RAW energy bites made with cacao, nuts, seeds and maybe a bit of coconut or agave. My favorite so far is the Vegan Coconut Pie!!!
The next stop on my journey takes me to the cheese guy. Locally made, no added chemicals and
Oh-So-Fresh cheeses. This weekend I decided to buy 2 mozzarella containers. One large ball and one with small balls for appetizers. I also had a taste of the Burrata...YUM!
Fresh Produce? Absolutely!
There are so many to choose from that sometimes a buy a little bit from each!
There are so many shops to choose from. There are fresh honey booths, raw honey booths, Non-GMO foodies, a caricature artist and even specialty clothing booths. Whatever you do, don't leave with out sampling (and buying) from Dr. Pickle.
While I was walking around the huge facility I received a text from a friend in Ft. Lauderdale. She wanted to know if the Organic Shea Butter booth was still open. YES! My friend makes natural and organic health and beauty products so she hopped into her car and made it to the market just in time to buy her goodies.
Since I had plans to meet my husband I didn't stop for a bite to eat in one of the many food vendors. There's something for everyone to eat at the market. The organic outdoor restaurant (Chillbar), several Argentinian booths, the Non-GMO guy on the west side is my favorite...And there are 2 NEW places out on the back patio that I'll be stopping by new week. One is a appetizer bar and another, authentic Mexican food (I hear they make the tortillas fresh with your order).
Before I left I had to stop by Pepe's for a little chat. He is so knowledgeable about plants and soil conditions.
Whether you live in South Florida or you're just visiting, make your way over to the Yellow Green Farmer's Market. They're open Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. If you have a small business or you'd like to start one, the YGFM is a great place to set-up shop!