One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture is at the local farmers market and Lakeland just so happens to have a fantastic one.
Saturday Morning Market
The Curb Market is teeming with talented artisans, fresh produce, plants and food. On top of that, you’re already in the heart of downtown’s storefront shopping and dining– jackpot!
Every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the streets of downtown Lakeland fill with a variety of vendors. It’s an invigorating sight to behold on a crisp morning, and a favorite local pastime. Some come for breakfast with vendors found nowhere else, others for groceries, gift shopping, or just to look.
Patrons of all ages delight in the sights and smells that fill the streets, and love visiting with the friendly, knowledgeable vendors. You’ll find that the plant man is happy to offer tips on pruning or plant care tips, while the duck egg vendor may tell you a funny story about his “fowl” friends.
Curb Market Vendors
The other part of the experience is discovery new favorite items. Some of our favorites include:
Honeycomb Bread Bakers
Honeycomb Break Bakers is a local bakery in Lakeland producing modern artisan bread, pastry, and dessert. Products include sourdough bread, baguettes, focaccia, rye, bagels and challah.
Mud & Glass Studios
Looking for the perfect statement piece or gift for your best friend? Seek outMud & Glass Studios when you visit the Market and you'll find beautiful glass and clay art jewelry, art and home decor.
The Salty Cow
You'll find these self-proclaimed cheesemongers, enthusiasts and aficionados at Curb Market every Saturday. The Salty Cow sells cow, goat and sheep milk cheese, cured meat, preserves, and olives.
Shop Local in Downtown Lakeland
Downtown Lakeland is home to some cute, quirky mom and pop shops where you can score cool stuff.
Scout & Tag and Rafa Natural
Scout & Tag blends urban industrial design with hand-painted furnishings, antiques, home décor and unique local artisan gifts like spoon rings and head bands.
They are also an exclusive local retailer of Rafa Natural and Amy Howard at Home Paints. Rafa’s candles and soaps are divine! It’s also worth mentioning that they have an A Cow Named Moo ice-cream cooler in the shop, because everyone stops for ice cream when they shop. Think about it.
Follow the red brick road west down Traders Alley on a Saturday morning and you’ll find Pumpernaks, the cutest little antique shop you ever did see. The owner has a keen eye for classy collectibles, and unique pieces from local artisans. She’s got jewelry made by a local mother of handicapped child who uses the proceeds to fund her son’s care, globes, porcelain swans, antique typewriters and more. You never know what you’ll find, but know that each time you visit, there is something new.