Terranova Launches Home Grown Farmersâ€™ Market At Biscayne Plaza
561 NE 79th Street
This seasonal market, taking place every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, beginning February 19, 2011 and ending May 28, 2011, will feature a variety of locally grown fresh produce, fresh tropical juices prepared on site, artisan breads, local honey, and some prepared foods.
The Upper Eastside Farmerâ€™s Market at Biscayne Plaza will be held at the northeast lot of Biscayne Plaza Shopping Center closest to 81st street and Biscayne Blvd. Terranova is working with Urban Oasis Project, a local not-for-profit corporation and Urban Oasis Project Founder Melissa M. Contreras to produce the market.
â€œWe expect this market to be a celebration of local food, real food without chemicals, made available to all people, regardless of economic and social barriers,â€ said Contreras. â€œWe expect to attract both high income and low income customers, and expect this market to serve both. Farmersâ€™ markets are a great equalizer, and rich and poor shop side-by-side, as our common denominator, food, brings us together. We expect to educate and inform the public regarding local food issues.â€
The Upper Eastside Farmerâ€™s Market at Biscayne Plaza is an environmentally-friendly market. The organizers encourage the use of recyclable or biodegradable disposables, and will collect vegetable scraps for compost to be used in the Urban Oasis gardens built in under-served areas. In addition, Urban Oasis will provide a $10 matching program for all users of EBT, per market day, in the form of tokens or immediate credit, to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Upper Eastside Farmerâ€™s Market is the latest project to be hosted by Terranova at Biscayne Plaza Shopping Center. On Thursday, February 3rd the Street Food Court at Biscayne Plaza food truck dinner series debuted featuring Miamiâ€™s top-rated mobile food vendors. Every Thursday the food trucks are parked in the northeast lot of Biscayne Plaza from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.
Located at 561 NE 79th Street, Biscayne Plaza serves as a lasting retail staple to the surrounding areas of Miamiâ€™s Upper Eastside. Built in 1953, it is known as Miamiâ€™s first major suburban shopping center, and lies just north of the historic Miami Modern District. Biscayne Plaza bridges a unique array of urban and suburban communities such as Miami Shores, Little Haiti, Belle Meade, and El Portal.
â€œThe Upper Eastside Farmerâ€™s Market and the Street Food Court at Biscayne Plaza are community-building initiatives aimed at helping to redevelop the upper eastside of Miami and to re-position Biscayne Plaza Shopping Center, once the neighborhoodâ€™s preeminent shopping destination, as a viable retail location,â€ said Kelliann McDonald, Terranova Marketing and Public Relations Manager. â€œWe invite our upper eastside neighbors to come out, meet and mingle. We are looking forward to a thriving community event series.â€Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!