Fresh, Local - Farm to Table for Your Family
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Located Just West of I-95 on Bridge Road
Customers, Vendors, Family & Friends,
We regret to inform you that this weekend (12/18 & 12/19) will be our last weekend for the foreseeable future that we are able to hold our Farmers Market.
Jenny Fields, Martin County Property Appraiser, (www.pa.martin.fl.us/our-office/meet-jenny) and her staff, Dawn Jaschinski, have revoked our agricultural classification for the portion of our property that has hosted the Farmers Market. Their reasoning is as follows: “The use on this portion of the property is not agritourism under F.S. 570.86”.
We do not understand how other local farms are able to host their Farmers Markets, Events, and Weddings under this same Agritourism Statute, but we are not. Regardless of Martin County’s interpretation of this Florida Statute, we believe that it must be uniformly applied to all farms within the County.
Neither Jenny Fields, Martin County Property Appraiser, or her staff, Dawn Jaschinski, have been able to explain why they have singled us out.
Without Agricultural Classification, we’ll have to tear down our barns. With no barns, there cannot be a market. We have filed an appeal with the Martin County Value Adjustment Board, and are awaiting a decision at their next meeting. We have not been notified when that will be, but their meeting agenda can be found here: https://www.martinclerk.com/188/Value-Adjustment-Board
Please reach out to our Property Appraiser (www.pa.martin.fl.us/our-office/meet-jenny), our Commissioners (https://www.martin.fl.us/Commissioners), our State Representatives (https://www.martin.fl.us/contact-your-representatives), and anyone else who you think may be able to explain why Hobe Sound Farmers Market has been targeted, and why our neighboring Agritourism Farms such as Kai-Kai Farm (https://www.kaikaifarm.com/), Rockin’ H Ranch (https://www.rockinhranch.farm/), and Ever After Farms (https://www.everafterfarms.com/ranch-barn/) may continue with their Agritourism, Farmers Markets and events.
On a positive note, we can’t thank you all enough for your amazing support of our Farm. The dedication of our vendors and loyal customers fills our hearts to the brim. This is not the end, merely a growing pain in Hobe Sound Farms journey, as we become a staple in our community for fresh local produce, agricultural education, family farm fun and smiles. We will never stop fighting to be treated fairly by Martin County and to get back our agricultural classification.
If you would like to offer your support in saving our Farmers Market, please let us know at [email protected]. Again, thank you for everything, from the bottom of our hearts.
It all started with pumpkins during a pandemic….
Who knew something so fresh would be created during the pandemic? That’s right, the Hobe Sound Farmers Market was established in the fall of 2020 on 120 acres of land conveniently located in Hobe Sound, Florida on Bridge Road just west of I-95.
On a Florida fall day, October 16, 2020, the Hobe Sound Farmer’s Market FIRST ANNUAL U-Pick Pumpkin Patch was born! Guests to the farm not only had a plethora of pumpkins to choose from but there was also a hay maze, games, activities, fall décor, and even children’s Halloween costumes. It was just what the pandemic weary public needed. Plenty of room for social distancing and it was outdoors–so no masks required!
Our Hobe Sound Farmers Market then transitioned from pumpkins to pine trees. Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday the farm was transformed into a winter wonderland that remained open until Christmas. Word quickly spread that it was the place to not only pick out a great Christmas tree but wreaths, tree stands, ornaments, and all the hand-crafted holiday décor your heart desired! We included family fun activities like a Country Christmas photoshoot, games, hot chocolate, holiday treats, and even SNOW! It was a very merry holiday season at the farm!
While we absolutely love the holidays, we had a year-round vision in mind. Our plan all along was to convert our pole barns to booths for local farmers to sell harvested straight from the farm produce. In addition to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, we also had organic meats, eggs, natural honey, flowers, plants, baked goods, and preserves on our wish list for the Hobe Sound Farmer’s Market Grand Opening scheduled for January 30, 2021. The farm became our field of dreams, we built the venue and the vendors, they came—over 40 of them for our inaugural market.
We are delighted that they continue to come today and so do a lot of great people who want to support local farmers, local artisans and contribute to the local economy. The word has spread and among the health-conscious visitors who know the benefits of farm-to-table! Our shoppers come from as far south as Palm Beach County and throughout the Treasure Coast week after week. Healthy farm-fresh produce is the cornerstone of the market, but you can pretty much find all that you need to eat and live healthy while enjoying live music a cool drink, and a bite to eat on Thursday evening and on weekends.
Our dreams for the market continue to expand as do our offerings all the while with our sights set on your health, happiness, and well-being. Yoga classes, holistic health, and beauty items grow your own at-home demos, and much more are on the horizon. Our visitors can expect to see an ever-changing experience with pop-up events, our holiday happenings, and even an animal sanctuary. We plan to continue to grow and keep the Hobe Sound Farmer’s Market as fresh as the products that are offered! We’ll see you soon at the farm!
FARM FRESH PRODUCE.
PASTURE-RAISED MEAT AND EGGS.
ALL NATURAL HEALTH, BEAUTY AND HOME PRODUCTS. SPICE, SAUCES AND BAKED GOODS. UNIQUE GIFTS. PETTING ZOO. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. SO MUCH MORE... Such Freshness and Family Fun in Hobe Sound! Support local, Shop Local! Discover our amazing vendors!
FARMERS MARKET REVIEWS
Such a great place, especially for kids.
We enjoyed our visit....lots of cute games for the kids, a slide and photo ops! We purchased a beautiful tree! Poinsettias, wood reindeer and snowmen were also available! Happy to support local.
I purchased the most gorgeous baby pink poinsettias!! And the most adorable wood reindeer!! The staff is so helpful and knowledgeable. I'll be back!
Easy to get to, plenty of parking and spread out. Pumpkin patch & activities were awesome. Kids played for over an hour. The hay maze was a huge hit!
This place was a great experience.
We love it!