In an age in which most food is purchased from commercial supermarkets, there is nothing quite like picking your own fresh produce grown by local farmers. The Lakes Park Farmers Market celebrates this idea by offering you only the freshest fruits and vegetables, seafood, plants, and organics all from local vendors. You will also find many other interesting items such as handmade beauty products and crafts. If you’re planning on visiting us soon, a morning shopping spree at the Lakes Park Farmers Market may be in order.
What You Will Find at the Lakes Park Farmers Market
Established in 2010 with only 20 vendors, the market has significantly grown over the years. It’s now one of the largest farmers markets in Lee County with over 50 vendors that all work together to raise funds for the community. You can visit the market any Friday from October to April and enjoy shopping, live music, and one of the most beautiful parks in the county. Here are just a few of the items you’ll find at the Lakes Park Farmers Market:
-Fresh Locally Grown Fruits/Vegetables
-Freshly Cut Flowers
About Lakes Park
Lakes Park encompasses nearly 300 beautiful acres filled with nature trails, lakes to explore, and enchanting gardens. More than 800,000 visitors enjoy the park’s recreational activities and natural beauty each year. After shopping at the Lakes Park Farmers Market, be sure to check out the fun pastimes for you and your family right in the park!
Lakes Park is home to three trails, each spanning a different distance. For a simple walk in the park, the Yellow Loop is only ¾ of a mile and winds along the lakes. The Blue Loop trail is perfect for those looking to spend an hour or two in the park, as it’s 1 ½ mile trail explores the lake and river. Avid hikers, bikers, and adventurers will enjoy the Orange Loop, a 1 ¾ mile trail that wraps around the entire park.
If you wish to rent a bike, Wheel Fun Rentals offers many different options including surrey bikes and deuce coupes.
Go for a Picnic
The tasty food you purchased at the market may leave your mouth watering. Luckily, the park offers several picnicking areas, including covered shelters you can rent out. Choosing delicious sandwiches and drinks from the market and enjoying a family picnic in the park is a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon.
Lakes Park provides areas for kids to run and have a great time, too! A water splash pad and a massive playground are family favorites and a great opportunity for kids to use all their pent-up energy.
Train Ride Museum
In case the weather turns sour, the Railroad Museum of South Florida is an ideal place to go. This 3,200 square foot gallery features artifacts, pictures, models, and books from Florida’s railroad glory days. You may also board the Lakes Park Train Ride, a journey that travels through the North end of the park and into areas only accessible by train. This adventure includes a ride by quaint villages, lakes, woods, and through tunnels on a ⅛ scale railroad.
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