Visiting a local farmers market is a great way to have fun with kids AND teach them about where our food comes from. There is something special about using locally made products, eating fruits and vegetables grown right here in Polk County. We’ve put together a list of Farmers Markets across Polk County where you can find fresh, local goodies!
If you live in the Lakeland area, we also have a separate article about the Farmers Market in Lakeland FL that highlights a local favorite activity for Saturday mornings with kids!
Another shopping option is a local Flea Market – while some of them are listed below as a joint Flea Market/Farmers Market, for more antiques, collectibles, clothing, and home decor items, check out our list of Flea Markets in Central Florida.
Note that some markets do close in the summertime, and inclement weather can also affect operating hours. Links are included below so you can check before you go to a Farmers Market near you.
Farmers Markets in Lakeland, FL
Downtown Lakeland Farmers Market
At the Downtown Lakeland Farmers Market you’ll find local produce, local plants & flowers, locally made bread & pastries, herbs, loose organic tea, foods, honey, hot sauce, local artisans, handcrafted items, local vendors, and much more!
The Lakeland Market is open Saturday mornings, 11 months of the year (closed in August). The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
Learn more about the Lakeland Farmers Market in our recent article.
Farmers Market Days + Times: Saturdays 8am-2pm (September-May), 8am-1pm (June-July), Closed August
Location: Downtown Lakeland along North Kentucky Avenue
Organizer: Lakeland Downtown Development Authority
Mi Pueblo Flea Market Lakeland
At the Mi Pueblo Flea Market in Lakeland you’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, tools, furniture, toys, and more. There is a picnic area where you can take a break with your family, eating fun-food such as hot dogs, tacos, snow cones, nachos, or Mexican food.
Market Days + Times: Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 5:30am – 4pm. Closing times vary seasonally between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, check the website for updates.
Location: 2701 Swindell Road, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Farmers Markets in Winter Haven, FL
Winter Haven Farmers Market
The Winter Haven Farmers Market features a wide variety of plants, a variety of makers/crafts, produce, farmers, unusual food trucks and artisan food vendors. Shop from 30+ curated vendors, check Facebook every Friday for a full list of that week’s vendors. Pet-friendly.
Farmers Market Dates + Times: The market is held every Saturday rain or shine. September – May from 9am – 1pm. June – August from 8 am – 11 am.
Location: Parking lot of the BB&T bank building, located on the NE corner of 3rd St and Ave C SW, across the street from Grove Roots Brewing company. 300 3rd Street Southwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Organizer: Winter Haven Farmers Market
Winter Haven Saturday Markets
Winter Haven Saturday Markets are free and family / pet-friendly. Like a farmers market, but with arts, crafts, jewelry, food trucks, live music, and more! Event hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vendors at this fresh market may include antiques, paint artists, jewelry artists, hand-made soaps, hand-made furniture, balloon artists, local hand-made crafts, local raw honey, local fresh goods, food trucks, great variety of roasted coffee beans, kettle corn, pure natural fresh products, fresh produce and veggies, sauces, lots of home-made products from cottage industry, local farmers offering seasonal and locally grown fruits and vegetables, pecan rolls/brittle, boiled peanuts, lots of cold sweet treats and much more.
Market Days + Times: Typically the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 9am-3pm. No market in July & August (Please note that some of the dates do not fall exactly on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays due to conflicts with other events happening in the city – check website link for dates)
Location: Central Park in Downtown Winter Haven – 346 West Central Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Organizer: Central Florida Event Vendors
Polk County Farmers Markets + Community Markets
Lake Wales 3rd Thursday Market
Enjoy an evening out at the Lake Wales 3rd Thursday Market! This is an evening market featuring a variety of produce, artisan food vendors, plants, a pinch of crafts and a mind-blowing food truck. Happening in Downtown Lake Wales on Stuart Avenue in the picturesque parking lot located in front of the beautiful orange mural on Scenic Highway.
Market Days + Times: 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-7pm
Location: 277 East Stuart Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Organizer: Lake Wales Main Street
Lake Wales Downtown Farmers Market
Lake Wales Downtown Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Lake Wales Main Street, is located in the historic downtown district. It is a local producer only market specializing in locally grown non-pesticide produce and plants, baked goods, cheeses, honey from a local farm, pepper sauce from Florida grove peppers, homemade jams and jellies, award winning BBQ sauces and rubs, and natural pet treats plus a wide range of crafts, jewelry, and clothing.
Farmers Market Days + Times: 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 9am-1pm
Location: 162 East Central Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center Flea & Farmers Market
This farmers market near Davenport is open seasonally from fall through spring. Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center hosts a weekly Flea and Farmers Market each Thursday featuring a variety of vendors offering local produce, handmade crafts and more. The flea and farmers market will offer local vendors the opportunity to share their produce and wares with Polk County residents, and visitors alike, while also serving to familiarize locals with the amenities and services available at the visitor information center. CFVIC offers vacation planning ideas for residents and their visiting family and friends, a Florida souvenir gift shop and the availability of discounted attraction tickets for many Central Florida attractions. The Visitor Information Center is open daily from 8am-5pm.
Market Days + Times: Thursdays from 9am – 2pm. Runs from October 21, 2021 – May 6, 2022.
Location: 101 Adventure Court, Davenport, Florida 33837
Organizer: Visit Central Florida
International Market World
International Market World is a farmers market and flea market near Lakeland and Auburndale. At International Market World you’ll find an abundance of farm-fresh produce, vendors, artisans, farmers, and more in addition to its fun, family-friendly activities. There is a circus twice daily on Saturdays and Sundays, at noon and one o’clock, which is free. Come visit the 13-foot alligator on display in the alligator show every Saturday and Sunday at two o’clock.
Farmers Market / Flea Market Days + Times: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – check website for current hours
Location: 1052 U.S. 92, Auburndale, Florida 33823
The Main Street Bartow Community Market is Permanently Closed
Farmers Markets in Plant City
Plant City Farm + Flea Market
The Plant City Farmers Market is open 7 days a week beginning around 6am, closing only on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Market is open to the public, however this is a large Wholesale Market with 100+ vendors covering 10 + acres, and only a few vendors sell in small quantities. (Approximately 90% of the produce is sold to restaurants, grocery stores, and hundreds of fruit & vegetable dealers that sell along the road sides). There is also a Flea Market on site open on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Market Days + Times: Farmers Market is open daily around 6am. Flea Market is open Wednesday at 6:30am, Saturday + Sunday at 7am.
Location: 708 West Sam Allen Road, Plant City, Florida 33565
Organizer: Plant City Market
Parkesdale Farm Market
Location: 3702 W Baker St, Plant City, Florida 33563
More info: Parkesdale Farm Market
A Land of Delight Natural Farm
Location: 2514 Leaning Pine Ln, Plant City, Florida 33565
More info: A Land of Delight Natural Farm