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!
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.
Polk County Farmers Markets + Community Markets
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
The Bartow Community Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month at Fort Blount Park. We have vendors with a wide range of products such as Jams & Jellies, Local Honey, Wood Art, Artisans, Crafts, Jewelry, Gourmet products and more!
Market Dates + Times: 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-1pm
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)
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
When: Thursdays from 9am – 2pm. Runs from October 21, 2021 – May 5, 2022.
About the Market: Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center in Davenport will host 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., located at 101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL 33837 (along U.S. Highway 27), a half-mile south of I-4 at Exit 55.
Join us 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
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.
The Market is in the 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.
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.
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 from 8am – 3pm
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.
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).
The Flea Market is open on Wednesday only.
Market Days + Times: Farmers Market is open daily around 6am. Flea Market is open Wednesday, gates open at 5am.
Nearby Farmers Markets in Plant City
Parkesdale Farm Market – 3702 W Baker St, Plant City, Florida 33563
A Land of Delight Natural Farm – 2514 Leaning Pine Ln, Plant City, Florida 33565