Thursday, June 18, 2009

Location, Location, Location

Things are moving along!!

First of all, we want to thank the City of Doral for making this idea possible. Nathan Kogon, Director of Planning and Zoning, has been a key player in drafting and submitting the ordinance to the Council Board. He established the basic idea and set the ground rules for us to step in and make this Market better than any other. The ordinance was finally approved on June 10th. Now is when the real work begins.

Our first priority is to find the best location possible. We have narrowed down the list to three good spots, and we are currently working on writing a proposal to be presented to the owners of these properties. We established some basic criteria for this selection. First, it must have good visibility and access. It must also include a decent amount of parking space and ground for the people to comfortably move around. Lastly, the location must have restrooms and running water for cleaning and sanitation.

We want to encourage everyone who passes by our blog to drop a note on the comments section. Feel free to share your ideas on possible locations or activities. We want to know how you feel and what you expect from the Market.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

We are looking for farmers to sell their fresh produce at

the new farmers market in the city of Doral.

Please contact Mansi or Andrea to secure your spot

786-845-8271 or 954.558.8975

You may also send an e-mail to

or join our Doral Farmers Market group on Facebook


  • Doral was recently rated #2 city to live well in America (see Forbes Magazine article "America's Top 25 Towns To Live Well")
  • There are over 13,000 households in Doral, with a median family income of $80,600.
  • If only 1% of the households shop at your produce stand, and they spend an average of $10, you will make $1,300. Not bad for a 1/2 day worth of work!
  • 78% of Doral Residents are Hispanic, and they appreciate fresh markets as this was their method of buing produce back home.
  • Farmers markets offer a prime location, and costs such as insurance and marketing are shared with others.
  • Large profit margins.
  • Customer feedback is often immediate, offering the farmers first hand knowledge of what the shopper really wants.
  • Minimal start-up costs & immediate access.
  • Positive farmer to farmer relationships.
  • Publicity for the farm.
  • Less food miles saves money & the environment.
  • Reduce wastage.
  • It's just plain fun to sell at the farmers' market!!