Farmer's Markets Mulberry FL

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Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
200 N. Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL
Hours
09/01/2010-12/29/2010 Wednesday, 11 Am - 3 Pm. Saturday, 8 Am - 2 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Plant City Sunday Market
(813) 748-0441, (813) 657-2065
5210 West Thonotosassa Road; Keel & Curley Winery
Plant City, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October-May Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Hillsborough

Brandon Fresh Market
(813) 748-0441, (850) 657-2065
Southeast corner of Bloomingdale and Providence Avenue; Winthrop Town Cente
Brandon, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October-May Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Hillsborough

Abacoa Town Center Green Market
(561) 722-6435
East of Donald Ross Road, Exit off I-95
Jupiter, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-Mid May Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Palm Beach

City Island Farmers Market
(386) 671-3272
Jackie Robinson Stadium Parking Lot In City Island
Daytona Beach, FL
Hours
January-December Saturday, 7:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Plant City Green Market
(813) 716-4190
Plant City, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Second Saturday of each month
County
Hillsborough

Winter Haven Farmers Market
(863) 291-5870, (863) 298-7544
Corner of Third Street and Avenue G, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Winter Haven Farmer's Market
(863) 291-5870
Corner Of 3Rd St. And Avenue G. Nw
Winter Haven, FL
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Nuts, Plants
Vendors
This Market Has 20 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Aventura Mall Market
(305) 775-2166, (305) 531-7999
At the Aventura Mall
Aventura, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid February-October
County
Dade

Brooksville Farmers Market
(352) 428-9275
One Main Street, Near The Courthouse
Brooksville, FL
Hours
January-December Saturday, 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Plants, Vegetables
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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