Old-timers remember Biscayne Boulevard as a bustling thoroughfare lined with palm trees and dotted with glamorous Miami Modern architectural landmarks. In the Fifties and early Sixties, visiting celebrities and family vacationers headed to landmark hotels for fun in the sun, and the Vagabond was among the boulevards brightest stars. Try strolling along Biscayne nowadays. Sure, there are signs of life and pockets of progress the Starbucks at 69th Street is a harbinger of change, and the restaurants, boutiques, and one very unusual minigolf course all are landmarks worth the visit. But Biscaynes sidewalks are typically bare, save for drifters, vagrants, and ladies of the evening who peddle their wares even in broad daylight.
Well, not on Saturdays and Sundays, not anymore. Thanks to the minds behind the MiMo Vagabond Market, theres a wonderful reason to stroll down memory lane. Every farmers market features fresh produce from local growers, and this one is no exception. You definitely need to buy some of Chefs Fine Vine premium tomatoes, and while youre browsing, score some of Vito Volpes fresh mozzarella and imported Italian olive oil. Fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies made from 14 exotic fruit and veggie blends are up for grabs, and you can customize healthful snacks at the MixMyGranola booth. Besides produce, herbs, and delightful baked goods (mmm, Sandras Cupcakes), theres the Transit Shop Boutique and Vagabond Vintage, so you can get some classic rock memorabilia along with the fresh flowers and food you just bought. The Vagabond Market takes place every weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.