Every Saturday from March to November the people of Tallahassee gather at Park Avenue and Monroe Street to celebrate the arts and agriculture, and buy some sweet stuff while they’re at it. Whether you’re looking to buy some vegetables, want to check out local art, or feel like a Saturday morning concert, the 10am-2pm Downtown Market is the place to be.
There are all manner of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers to purchase at the market, as well as skin care and natural perfume products. Food vendors serve breakfast and lunch, and sell pre-assembled picnic baskets with all the fixings, allowing you to grab what looks good and head off to one of the cities’ less crowded parks. Live music by talented local bands can be heard all morning, and mini-galleries by Tallahassee artists can be found side-by-side with the food and craft vendors. Public readings by poets and novelists are a regular occurrence as well.
Themed marketplace dates keep things interesting, with weekly focuses on certain types of products or special events like contests and fireman demonstrations. The Downtown Market can be a great way to experience the cultural side of the area without breaking the bank, and a delicious way to spend a Saturday morning as well.
The market can be found at 119 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301.