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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Ocala Downtown Market hosting more vendors than ever

In the midst of additional days and the opening of the Ocala Food Truck Park earlier this year, the Ocala Downtown Market has seen a recent boom in both vendors and visitors.

The market, which is located at the corner of SE 3rd Street and SE 3rd Avenue, now features so many vendors that it has spilled out onto the streets. Held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the offering has grown to dozens of vendors selling a wide array of items.

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Ocala Downtown Market operates its weekly farmer’s market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the farmer’s market mainstays like fresh produce, art and furniture, visitors can expect to find a variety of specialized items for sale, including handmade pens, customized keychains, and wine glasses, to name a few.

Peaches blueberries and other fruits for sale at Ocala Downtown Market
Peaches blueberries and other vegetables and fruits are for sale at Ocala Downtown Market

There are also vendors that sell pet supplies and treats, fresh flowers, handmade jewelry, flavored olive oils, beauty products and candles.

The success of the market has been in no small part on account of the opening of the Ocala Food Truck Park earlier this year.

Kona Ice at Ocala Downtown Market
Kona Ice is one of the food trucks that will be present regularly at the Ocala Downtown Market’s Food Truck Park

The park, which features a variety of local food truck vendors, is open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 11 a.m., and has garnered a steady flow of visitors since its grand opening in January.

For more information on the market, its hours, and its vendors, visit the Ocala Downtown Market website.