Guest Post: College Park Farmers Market
The area of College Park in Orlando has a new farmer’s market, with a centralized destination for locally grown foods, locally prepared foods and locally made crafts.
The College Park Farmer’s Market is held in the parking lot of Infusion Tea and Artistree Co-Op every Thursday night from 5 – 9 p.m. It’s an ideal location to showcase locally made foods and art, because Infusion Tea has featured locally crafted baked goods and vegetarian meals for many years in this family friendly community, while Artistree Co-Op has been showcasing local artisian’s arts in a unique craft co-op.
The College Park Farmer’s Market is compact but full of great offerings. It’s a family friendly atmosphere that really draws in this community – many of who can walk from nearby houses.
Among the background of a singer playing her guitar and serenading the crowd, visitors came together to sample some new foods and learn about the unique products made in their own backyard.
Big Wheel Provisions was there, preparing freshly made food as well as selling their decadent sauces and marinades, all crafted from local ingredients and all packed with flavor!
Wild Ocean Seafood Market was serving up seafood on the spot – such as their curried crab melt, and also selling their Florida seafood products.
Dansk Farms was selling raw, local Florida Palmetto Honey, with a bevy of
honey created products including body bars and jams.
Heart of Christmas Farms was selling hydroponically raised produce, and visitors were flocking to buy up the freshly picked veggies.
There were decadent sweet treats, homemade pastas, pet products and handicrafts, too.
After a visit to a farmer’s market, you walk away with a sense of wonder about the amazing products that are created in your own backyard using resources grown in your own state, and the College Park Farmer’s Market doesn’t disappoint!
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