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Sunday, May 29, 2016

If I ran the Grove . . .

I know it may play with the rich people's sensitivities who are moving into the Grove, but what we need is a "real" farmer's market. A place where there are multiple vendors selling at reasonable prices - at City Hall, maybe around the circle there at Pan American Drive.

I went down to the Redland Market Village (SW 244 St. and US1), which is in an old packing house down in Homestead. They have everything there at reasonable prices. I got two full bags of fruit and vegetables for $9.00! My friend says she got three bags for $7.00 ! One thing she got was a big watermelon, so I don't know how that fits price-wise, but what was it, $1.00 for a full size watermelon?


We had ice cream, Mexican food, Cuban coffee, Coco Frio (cold coconut) and so much more.
The place reminds me of the French Market in New Orleans and Union Square in New York City. Perfect for our Grove. 

The fact that there are unusual things and the vendors compete with each other, not like our local farmer's market near CVS, where I paid $7.00 for an onion one time, is the perfect farmer's market concept.
I'm enjoying the Coco Frio here - $2.00. I think in the Grove right now, you pay $2.00 just for the straw.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Jack said...

Dream on.

May 29, 2016 8:48 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

The grove is kind of far from the farms for a "real" farmers market. No one in their right mind would truck over tons of fruit and veggies to hopefully sell over the course of one or two days.

May 29, 2016 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were just discussing this at home yesterday! Back when the flea market was at the dog track we used to go there for some deals on produce but this place in the Redlands seems to have a lot more. When in Broward we go to either the Swap Shop or Yellow Green Market but they are too far unless we are in the area. Heartily agree, we need something affordable!

May 29, 2016 4:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

From your lips -

May 29, 2016 4:09 PM  
Blogger Fairchild Membership volunteer said...

The Sunday Farmers' Market at Pinecrest Gardens has been voted the best in the area. It is open until 2:00 with local vendors selling organic as well as conventional produce, handicrafts. and some delicious food to eat on site or taken home.

May 29, 2016 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our so called "MARKET" is a joke. If it doesn't rot, say their nuts it's placed back in coolers, stored and brought back until sold. The resulting flea market surrounding our so called farmers market attracts those who desire something that resembles the OLD GROVE. A lot of stuff is fresh, but not worth the price. PUBLIC obtains their produce from Homestead the same morning and culls out most stuff over 48 hours old.

May 29, 2016 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I ran the Grove it would be just like it was in the 90's just perfect.

May 30, 2016 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good old 90's, perfect.

May 30, 2016 8:47 PM  

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