04.30.18 - At the Market Tonight


We blinked, and April came to a close! As we finish out another month, we're seeing our growing seasons transition.  You'll start seeing more tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and other warm weather crops, and start seeing less variety in root vegetables, winter greens (such as kale), and broccoli. Watermelon season is just around the corner!

Since Florida summers can be a bit like Winters up north (in terms of the availability of locally-grown produce), now's the time to start preserving and storing the season's bounty. One of the easiest ways to do that is by freezing goods. I find blueberries to be the easiest seasonal crop to store - just rinse, dry, and throw into a freezer safe container to enjoy in smoothies, pies, syrups, ice creams, sorbets and more for months.  I also like to blanche and freeze greens such as Kale and Collards for soups, stir fries, and sauces.  A little planning can go a long way when I'm longing for this season's flavors at the height of summer.  

We'd like to welcome back Eugenio Rojas, whom you've likely met at the Kashaya Yogurt booth!  He's rejoining the market tonight with his massage business, Massage with Genie.  He's a graduate of East West College of Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon, and is ready to share his skills with chair massage at the market.  He'll also be able to help you pre-order that wonderful Kashaya Biotic Yogurt.  Be sure to welcome him back when you come out tonight!

Hope to see you there!


Gabby Lothrop
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Authentic Empanadas
Traditional empanadas made from scratch.  Vegan options available! (Facebook)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Fleet Farming
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Gaia Granola
Gourmet granola in various flavors, made with all-organic, high quality, unrefined ingredients for the best nutrition and taste. Packaged minimally for on-the-go, travel-sized snacking. 

Hand-blended herbalist products including teas, body care, and bath products.

Green Flamingo Organics
A sustainable farm in Oak Hill dedicated to bringing delicious veggies to the local community.  CSA memberships available! (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Heartsong Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

Huckleberry Hill Farm
Organically grown blueberries and blueberry plants from a farm in Plant City (Facebook/Instagram)

JJ Juice
Locally- and Freshly-made aloe vitality drink, aloe plants, and more.  (Website/Instagram)

Manna International Street Food
Authentic Ugandan street food made with the best ingredients and love. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Massage with Genie *NEW
Swedish, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, and Cranial Massage from the wonderful Eugenio Rojas.  This is also where you can pick up pre-orders from Kashaya Biotic Yogurt!

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, we specialize in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Patch of Blue
An Orlando farm specializing in sustainably-grown berries and other goods.  (Website/Facebook)

Pilgrim's Porch
A lovely local company offering small-batch, freshly roasted coffee beans, sourdough bread, and gluten-free baked goods. (Website/Facebook/Instagram

R&B Organics
Fresh-picked vegetables grown to organic standards on a gorgeous historic farm in Merritt Island.  (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Sugar Rush Marshmallows
Classic handcrafted, stuffed, and boozy marshmallows. (Facebook)

Sweet Utopian
Handcrafted specialty items including alternative milks and baked goods. All items are gluten-free, vegan, and locally sourced when possible. (Website)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Tamale Co. 
Handmade, gluten-free tamales made with fresh ingredients, along with signature salsas & sauces. Available fresh-frozen to take home. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Till Plant Company *NEW
An Orlando based plant shop dedicated to building confidence in houseplant lovers. (Facebook/Instagram)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)