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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winter Park Honey has so many varieties…it’s hard to buy just one!
Then we visited ‘the King’…King Harv.
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.
Invariably, I always leave wondering why we don’t come here every Saturday! The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is a truly romantic farmers’ market!