Agricultural Commerce, Business Development and Marketing
State Farmers’ Markets
State Farmers' Markets
State Farmers' Markets assist in the marketing of farm products by providing modern marketing facilities necessary to move agricultural products from the farm to the consumer.
There are 13 State Farmers' Markets located throughout Florida.
The markets offer truck weigh scales, packing houses, coolers, offices, farm supply, restaurants, produce brokerage sales, and produce and freight shipping companies.
Through volume production and marketing, State Farmers' Markets help assure effective competition for both small and large growers and buyers.
State Farmersí 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.
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.
|State Farmers' Markets in Florida|
(Click on name for contact information)
|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|
- Chapter 570.07, F.S.
- National Association of Produce Market Managers
- National Agri-Marketing Association
- USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
- Florida Trucking Association
Contact Us About State Farmers’ Markets
Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of State Farmersí Markets
The Mayo Building
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800
(850) 617-7381 Fax