Thank goodness for Facebook. Without it, I might never have discovered a lovely little shop for local, organic fresh produce right in downtown Winter Garden. You see, this special little place is tucked into a cozy alcove on a side street we never normally traverse by foot or bicycle.
We had been buying the majority of our produce at the Winter Garden Farmer's Market every Saturday morning (along with a little at Aldi and Publix, all a short walk from our campground). The farmer's market had great variety but rarely offered organically grown choices, and even some of the produce we assumed would be local to Florida, like broccoli, was actually grown in Calfornia! They do label everything, so you know if you're getting local produce, but we wanted to find a better source for organic and local greens.
That's where Facebook comes in. I happened across a video posted by a visitor to the area over the holidays. He walked all over charming downtown Winter Garden and took video of several spots he visited, like the local brewery, a home decor shop, and an adorable little local produce/health food market called The Farmacy. Who knew? We surely didn't -- but we made swift plans to check it out on our next Saturday morning market walk.
It's housed in an clean little white building with flowers out front. The space is tiny, but...
...for a such a small space, they have an excellent selection. The moment we walked in, we knew we'd found our spot. For the quality of produce, prices are good -- comparable to places where we used to shop in North Carolina, like Carrboro's venerable Weaver Street Market.
They offer a weekly specials in both produce and meats. Great deals!
Just look at all these lovely fresh greens! Most are local and organically grown.
Although the focus is obviously on fresh produce, The Farmacy also has a good selection of meats, cheeses, dry goods, and toiletries.
Here's The Farmacy's Facebook page. Give 'em a like!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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