Celebration, near Disney - Farmers Market and Tavern
We decided to visit the Farmers market at Celebration, about 20-30 minutes from Solana Resort. Celebration is a planned community in Osceola county, Florida and was originally developed by The Walt Disney Company. The farmers market is a short distance from the down-town Market Street, located at Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore Street, and open Sundays 9-10 am -3 pm.
We enjoyed perusing around the market, where there were (in January) a wide variety of food and craft vendors selling fruits, vegetables and arts and crafts.
A good number sold speciality food items, ranging from home made salsa, breads, local honey, candied fruits etc. We purchased some candied fruit mix (Cantaloupes, pineapple, kiwis, strawberries) and mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans) at a price better than local supermarkets. We also got a great selection of home-grown fruits and vegetables, my only observation was that there were few organic products.
Following the market we walked to the Celebration Town tavern which is located near the intersection of Market Street and Front Street, facing Lake Rianhard. I really like this place which is New England themed with lots of baseball memorabilia. The atmosphere is casual and the outside area is relaxing for a beer or food. We had the $5 starters in Happy hour (3-7pm), the battered onion rings and chicken wings were really good value, with the battered onion rings being some of the best I’ve ever had.
There is a great selection of bottled beer (see link) and a reasonable selection of draft beers, with a selection of ciders, Sam Adams and the usual Buds and Miller, I found the Sam Rebel a good ale, hoppy and refreshing
Definitely one of my favourite spots for casual relaxation on an evening out. Well worth a visit, some photos of the Celebration Tavern and the Framers market below.