Monday, February 1, 2010

Stiles Farmers Market - Pembroke Pines , Florida

stiles farmers market

I have been to the Stiles farmers market at Oakland Park, Lauderhill a few times before, but today I shopped at the one in Pembroke Pines. This one is a bit smaller but cleaner, brighter, newer, and nicer - I hope it stays this way.  I am thrilled that it is located just a few minutes from my house. I will no longer have to stock up my refrigerator from visits to Costco (where you can only buy a thousand items at a time) and pray that I cook them before they expire. Publix is not bad, but has fewer choices and is definitely much more expensive.
To the giddy me, the variety seemed limitless and the prices unbelievably low. This family owned store keeps the prices low by stocking up on locally grown produce; most of the products are from Miami, Homestead, West Palm etc..
I don't think the produce is completely organic but I take some heart in the fact that the vegetables and fruits are normally sized and colored and not obscenely huge and perfectly shaped.
Just to give you an idea of the variety of produce they carry; today I picked up some broccoli, celery, parsley, cilantro, ginger, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, grapes, both Bosc and Anjou pear, Red delicious apples, green onions, spinach, sundried tomatoes, roasted pickled red peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, jalapeno peppers - enough vegetables/fruits to last me a week and it cost me just 23 dollars!
Here is a list of all the produce they carry:

Link the location of the Stiles Farmers Market at Pembroke Pines


  1. I totally agree. I have visited the one on Oakland when I lived up there (never purchased a thing) and the one located in Pembroke Pines does not compare. I absolutely love it. Although it is 10 miles from my house, I think that it is more than worth the drive.

  2. I live in North Miami and was in the area for my daughters doctors appt. Across the street. i saw the market and decided to stop. I was so in awe at the prices and the produce. I found this bread from a vender there with a olive oil dip that my family fought over. Everything looked so fresh and the prices i could not believe. Me and my friends are looking forward to a car pool drive to go there. I hope the bread guy is always there.

  3. the market its no good
    the buy # 3 stuff all the veggies
    and the fruits you have to eat the stuff fast
    if not they go to the garbage

  4. MARVELOUS ! THANK YOU, STILES ! MEDJOOL DATES: can you believe such a treat. Don't have to mail order them on a special occasion. I object strenuously to the comment because the "STUFF" is marvelous. YES !

  5. yeah, there are two kinds of farmer's market - one that actually sources from local farmer's, the other that is a bulk grocery seller - stiles is the latter - but when i was a regular there, i took heart with the fact that their turnaround was huge and hence had the fresh stuff... i do miss it too ;) but i have a bunch of good stores here in NJ that I found...

  6. I go to stiles on oakland park every 1-2 weeks and stock up beautiful selection- from fruits , veggies, and plenty of variety- peppers all colors 99 cents a lb. baby bok choy 3lbs a $1 -melon $2 - eggplants 3 differnt type 2 or 3 for a dollar- every frrsh herb you need - what a great place spoils me never want to shop at publix again-

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