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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