With small businesses and restaurants being closed due to COVID-19, local South Florida farmers are struggling to sell their fruits and vegetables.
The Urban Oasis Project in Miami aggregates local produce from these local farmers to farmers markets around the city.
But since Miami is under the stay at home order, The Urban Oasis Project has a new way to make these fresh fruits and veggies accessible to you while still helping local farmers.
“We’ve created a virtual farmers market online. We’re doing the same thing; we’re bringing all the same produce from all the farms. We’ve been able to include already about ten of our vendors at the farmers markets. People can order online, Wednesday and Thursday mornings for weekend pickups at a couple different locations, as well as delivery all over Miami-Dade County,” said Art Friedrich, President of The Urban Oasis Project.
And if you want to pick up the produce, here’s how you can do it.
“We have four different options. We got the Arsht Center valet ramp on Monday night. Vizcaya Village on Sundays. Radiate Kombucha Tap Room and Brewery is just starting to get built out there. Our last pickup site is at our old warehouse, which is down by Tropical Park. Those two are both on Saturdays. We do social distancing and try to keep it safe and sanitary for everyone,” added Friedrich.
You can order everything from squash, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes and fruits such as bananas, oranges, and more.
For more information or to make your orders, head on over to urbanoasisproject.org