New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is a cute little beach town with nice, fun shops, comfortable restaurants and a great farmers market! It’s a perfect place to spend a day browsing from shop to shop. There are two main areas where you can do this: on Canal Street (and crossing streets) leading to the intracoastal, and across the North Causeway bridge toward the ocean, down Flagler Avenue and its side streets. The farmers market is in the Canal Street area, one block north of Canal, on Sam’s Avenue. There is parking available streetside all over the area, but the farmers market has a designated parking lot on Washington Street that is roomy and free.
You won’t see as much produce at this market as you might at others, but there is more than enough variety for anyone’s needs. All of the usual fruits and vegetables are available, along with a lot of high quality crafts: woven baskets, skin products, handmade Amish brooms, clever sea themed mosaics, and more. Plants are also available, including a good variety of succulents and tropical plants, even flowering types. We really enjoyed this market and didn’t do our usual race-through-and-done. The New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market is very welcoming and they have created a relaxing, easy place to hang out. We even sat at a nice table in the middle of the market and had a nice oven-toasted bagel from the bread bakers trailer. Drinks and water are sold, too.
The market’s hours are every Saturday, “rain or shine,” 7 a.m. to noon. You can find a list of vendors and other information on their website: New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market.