For the past few years, farmers' markets have been popping up across South Florida left, right, and center.
Quite frankly: We're pretty stoked. Local food not only tastes significantly better -- tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes rather than nothing -- but it's better for your health, the local economy, and the environment overall -- basically everything.
Though it already offers a small selection of locally grown produce and other products, Whole Foods Market is setting up a farmers' market of its own at its Pembroke Pines location this growing season.
Starting on Thursday, October 3, from 4 to 8 p.m., more than 40 vendors will set up shop at the west end of the Whole Foods parking lot, offering everything from produce and plants to baked goods and spices all from local vendors.
Participating merchants include Juice Bar, Guacamole House, Ceviche 305, Via Vegan, Marando Farms, Nisha's Flavors of India, Fort Lauderdale Farmers, Cookielicious, Honey Bee, Nani's Gourmet Pasta, Soy Veganease, Paellas de Espana, Estela's Orchids, JC's Daily Bread, Magic City Slush, Herbeque, A Cup a Cake, Colors of France, and Teaganics.
The market will take place every Thursday from October 3 onward.
Whole Foods Market is located at 14956 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines. Call 954-392-3500, or visit wholefoodsmarket.com
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