Are there any farmer's markets in Tampa?

Photo of Links at CarrollwoodLinks at Carrollwood is located next to Whole Foods.

Is an organic based diet important to your health? Tampa apartments are surrounded by several different farmer's markets to help Tampa residents maintain a healthy life style.

The importance of an organic diet has become increasingly popular since processed foods have gained awareness of concerns. As a result, many communities have implemented local produce and markets into the city to allow residents to consumer readily available produce and foods.

Although Tampa is arguable one of the last cities to adapt to the healthy trend, the city has experienced a wave of storefronts over the last few years, bringing fresh foods to the region. In fact, this awareness has even encouraged urban farms to start producing their own foods, setting up curbside produce and vegetable stands. Although many living in Tampa apartments may not have the ability to invest in their own homegrown market, there are several options Hillsborough County residents may consider when searching for health foods.

If your schedule leaves little room for spare time, organic delivery services may be a viable option. Tampa Bay Organics is one of several delivery services in the Tampa Bay region that will schedule daily, weekly and monthly deliveries straight to your doorstep.

Are you looking to get out of the house? There are several farmers markets just near Tampa apartments. Sweet Water Organic Community Farm is located in the city and allows visitors to enjoy fresh picked produce. For homes located near this farm, looking for properties in the Town-N-County neighborhood.

Across the bay in Seminole Heights is the Sanwa Farmer's Market. This market offers a variety of ethnic entrees, organic dishes and produce. North Tampa has several local markets throughout its streets and neighborhoods. If you are searching for a more mainstream store, there is a Trader Joe's located in the heart of South Tampa along with a Wholefoods.

In Brandon, just outside of Tampa, are several organic convenient stores. However, the most known store in that area is Chuck's Natural Food Market, which is very similar to whole foods.

Tampa apartments located in downtown have the luxury to enjoy the downtown Tampa market, which takes place each Sunday. This district wide event brings local vendors on to the streets offering homegrown produce, foods and recipes.

In sum, there generally are farmers markets or well known whole foods markets throughout the Tampa bay region. Although there may not be a dozen in each district, there is at least one store in each distinct area of the Bay. Stretching for North to South Tampa, there is surely readily available produce next to your future Tampa apartment.

These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of RentTampaBay.com or any of our advertising partners.