Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making

Agricultural Commerce, Business Development and Marketing

State Farmers’ Markets

State Farmers’ Markets assist in the marketing of farm products by providing information, leadership modern marketing facilities necessary to move farm products from the farm to the consumer. By providing a convenient, dependable place through which producers and buyers may carry on the process of marketing, this helps assure the consumer receives a better quality product at a reasonable price and the producer receives a fair return.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services operates a system of 13 State Farmers' Markets. These markets that offer attendant services such as produce refrigeration, truck weigh scales, packing houses, coolers, offices, farm supply, restaurants, and produce brokerage sales as well as produce and freight shipping companies. Through volume production and marketing, effective competition is assured for both small and large growers and buyers.

The markets generally are active on a seasonal basis, operating up to 24 hours daily. Self-supporting, other than the capital investment, these markets are maintained through income derived form a combination of package fees, packing house, cooler and offices rentals and truck scale fees.

More than 25 million units of fresh fruits and vegetables valued at more than $225 million are annually sold through the markets. Nearly a billion units of fresh fruits and vegetables valued at more than $5.5 billion have been sold through the State Farmers' Markets since the first one opened in 1935.

Market Locator

The grid below lists the State Farmers' Markets in Florida. Click on the market name for contact information and address. Contact each market directly for information regarding days and hours of operation, services offered, and space availability.

Florida Florida City Fort Myers Fort Pierce Gadsden Immokalee Palatka Plant City Pompano Beach Sanford Starke Suwannee Trenton Wauchula

State Farmers' Markets in Florida
Market Name
(Click on name for contact information)
Location Telephone
Florida City State Farmers' Market Florida City (305) 246-6334
Fort Myers State Farmers' Market Fort Myers (239) 332-6910
Fort Pierce State Farmers' Market Fort Pierce (772) 468-3917
Gadsden State Farmers' Market Quincy (850) 627-6484
Immokalee State Farmers' Market Immokalee (239) 658-3505
Palatka State Farmers' Market East Palatka (386) 329-3713
Plant City State Farmers' Market Plant City (813) 757-9027
Pompano State Farmers' Market Pompano Beach (954) 786-4828
Sanford State Farmers' Market Sanford (407) 330-6783
Starke State Farmers' Market Starke (386) 329-3713
Suwannee Valley State Farmers' Market White Springs (386) 963-5903
Trenton State Farmers' Market Trenton (386) 963-5903
Wauchula State Farmers' Market Wauchula (863) 773-9850

Florida Laws

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Contact Us About State Farmers’ Markets

Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of State Farmers’ Markets
The Mayo Building
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800

Danny Raulerson
(850) 617-7380
(850) 617-7381 Fax

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