|Grove Green Market last season.|
We're still waiting for the return of our Thursday Grove Green Market here in Coconut Grove, I keep hearing that the county is holding up the contract; I'm assuming it has more to do with the Playhouse lot location than anything else. It is/was a great location, mostly due to the free parking, but I'm thinking its time for the market to move somewhere else, somewhere where it is wanted. It's just amazing to me how many quality of life things are slowly disappearing in Coconut Grove. If it doesn't line someone's pocket, it's not important, seems to be the line of thinking.
While I enjoy our Saturday Glasser's Market on Grand Avenue, I like the idea of different vendors and competition which makes it a real farmers market. Our Thursday market has/had a real community feel to it. There is even a free bike valet along with the free parking. And you would run into so many friends and neighbors who came out especially for the market.
The Gables Market is every Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm from now until March 29. It's right in front of City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way, you can't miss it.
They offer farm-fresh produce, baked goods, juices, honey, herbs, jams and jellies, gourmet specialty foods, and a variety of plants. There is also live music, Tai Chi classes and useful tips at the free gardening workshops and cooking demonstrations. I'll be there Saturday.
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