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Where to Go for Greens: Top Ten Specialty Markets

Though I'm impressed with the scope of what I've seen so far, markets down here aren't as militant when it comes to local and organic. Here's a slew of several I've visited and a couple more on the list.

10.Yellow Green Market: For the cocktails. 
This Sunday green market is a mostly shabby, semi-chic flea market/ food mall/ farmers market where you're as likely to find socks as spinach.Though where produce is from and whether it's organic is anybody's guess, the selection of native and exotic goods is a feast for gawkers. Homemade olive oils, desserts from local chefs, artisan cheeses, and of course, cocktails at some of the sit-down stalls are among the many goodies to be had here.

More farmers markets after the jump.

.Las Olas Farmers Market. For the parade. Produce, baked goods, and super gourmand gear like selections of salts are available at this market that's a parade of locals, tourists, and their pets on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Get there early for such coveted items like stone crab claws. It is, after all, in season. 

The Boys Farmers Market. For terrific produce and people watching. Reasonably priced, organic produce, just-baked breads, flavored olive oils, fresh seafood, and artisan cheeses fall among the offerings for this top-notch shopping extravaganza. Though it's ​open daily, Sunday is best for people watching, though be careful of your car in the parking lot, where fender bending is a weekend sport.

1.Bedner's Farmers Market. For pick your own produce. This 60-year old, family-run farm offers locally-grown produce that's half the price of what's sold at supermarkets. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the farm has a pumpkin patch and various options throughout the season to pick your own fruits and berries. 

What did I miss? Let us know in the comments.

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