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Winter Park Farmers’ Market – Winter Park, FL

One of our favorite places to spend a romantic Saturday morning is the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. It’s a positively wonderful way to start the weekend.

Last Saturday morning, we packed up our market basket and a couple of hats and headed out. However, we do aim for getting there before 10 o’clock as it gets a lot more crowded the closer to noon that you get.

Our first stop is always to grab a cup of coffee from King Harv’s Imperial Coffees. They brew both Jamaica Blue Mountain and Hawaiian Kona on site for sale by the cup.

We knew that we wanted some beans to take home for later, but decided that we would swing back after breakfast.

Hot Coffee Your Choice of Jamaican Blue Mountain or Hawaiian Kona

With a cup each, we then headed to our favorite food spots to forage for breakfast.

The great thing about the market is that there literally is something for everyone. Vegan, carnivore, vegetarian, gourmand…whatever your taste, there’s a fix for it.

Purple Ocean logo raw vegan
Menu for Purple Ocean
Cold-Pressed Juices menu
Raw Smoothies menu

We spotted the booth operated by the nearby French restaurant, Chez Vincent. It’s always good. Ordering breakfast was a more difficult decision as there were so many great options… croissants filled with ham and cheese or spinach, almond croissants, creme brulee… but it was bacon, mushroom and gruyere quiche that called our names the loudest.

Warmer with French croissants
Chez Vincent French food menu

The covered patio attached to the Farmers Market building has about ten round tables each surrounded by numerous folding plastic chairs. Diners join already occupied tables with vacant seats and conversations among new acquaintances develop.

We found an empty table and pulled up our chairs. The quiches were delicious, a perfect pairing with King Harv’s coffee.

Our stomachs full, it was time to wander the market.

The next stop was to buy some kombucha from the Kombucha Wagon. They had a new flavor that we hadn’t seen there before, Pumpkin Spice.

Kombucha Wagon logo
Kombucha Wagon menu
Woman pouring kombucha
Pumpkin spice kombucha

The pumpkin spice kombucha was delicious. Dmitri, the owner, has outdone himself this time!

Now it was time for some serious shopping. We totally enjoy meandering and lose ourselves in the many tents because the vendors are so unique and varied.

Worthy Cakes & Supplies
One new vendor is Worthy Cakes & Supplies with their ‘cake in a jar’. If we didn’t still have so many Thanksgiving leftovers, we would have taken one home.
Worthy Cakes & Supplies cake in a jar
The Red Velvet cake-in-a-jar looked awesome.
GiGi's Chicken Pot Pies
Another new vendor since we were last at the market was GiGi’s Chicken Pot Pies. I have a feeling that we’re going to be trying one of those pot pies soon. They look absolutely delicious!
Prairie Farm Organics
Winter Park Honey logo and sign

Winter Park Honey has so many varieties…it’s hard to buy just one!

Winter Park Honey jars

Then we visited ‘the King’…King Harv.

King Harv's Imperial Coffees
King Harv's Imperial Coffees bags

They have dozens of coffee varieties…King Harv helped us select one to take home.

With our Cameroon coffee snuggled in our market basket, we were ready to grab poinsettias before heading home.

Poinsettias

Invariably, I always leave wondering why we don’t come here every Saturday! The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is a truly romantic farmers’ market!

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