Next Thursday, October 2nd, marks the first day of the Ormond Beach Farmer's Market, I'm told that Thursday is the traditional day of farmer's markets; I'm just glad to have one in Ormond Beach! For years Daytona Beach has offered a fantastic farmer's marketing on City Island on Saturday mornings. Flagler Beach has offered a great market on Fridays and a smaller solution on Saturdays. However, Ormond has been forced to head elsewhere.
No more! Ormond's Farmer's Market was established by Ormond Mainstreet, an organization dedicated to the furtherance of Ormond's downtown district. The new Farmer's Market is sanctioned by the City of Ormond Beach and should be a real asset to the community.
The Ormond Beach Farmer's Market will be headquartered at the Rockefeller Gardens. The location is at the corner of Granada (Ormond's mainstreet) and Riverside Drive, directly at the base of the Granada Bridge. The Rockefeller Gardens are so named because they were originally the garden area of the Casements (the winter and retirement home of John D. Rockefeller). The location is directly on the Intracoastal Waterway and has fantastic views.
The location has ample parking at the Casements (across Riverside from the park), Fortunato Park (John Anderson and Granada), and surrounding areas. Ormond Beach is unique in the area in that all four corners of the bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway are dedicated parkland.
Market hours are from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to visit the new Farmer's Market!