The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Brevard County is a partnership between UF/IFAS, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Brevard County government, providing educational programs based on the latest research and technology.
The Brevard County Farmers Market was created to provide a direct-marketing outlet for local growers and producers, and to provide a place for consumers to purchase goods from local farmers and producers.
All Market vendors are screened before being accepted. This process ensures that products sold are grown or produced in Florida, and are agricultural or culinary in nature. Though, they do make exceptions for culinary products that cannot be produced in Florida such as salmon, olives, and maple syrup.
The Market is a operated through a joint partnership with Brevard County Parks & Recreation and UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County.
The Farmer’s Market will be at the City of Titusville’s Welcome Center, located in Downtown at 419 S. Hopkins Avenue every Friday from 3 – 6pm
Those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 will be eligible for up to $50 in CARES Act dollars, in the form of tokens, for the purchase of fruits, vegetables, honey, coffee, eggs, herbs, and other items available.
The market is open to all residents. The CARES Act tokens will be available upon completion of a self-declaration form that will be available on site.
A photo ID will be required with a matching address as that on the self-declaration form. Also, at both sites, there will be a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) available.
You can learn about the Farmer’s Market program, including how to become a vendor, IFAS website HERE
They have been successfully holding a Farmer’s Market every Thursday at Melbourne’s Wickham Park.