People love to support local businesses. It is no different in Cocoa Beach. When it comes to groceries, most of the time people still have to go to big name stores to fulfill all their needs. But in Cocoa Beach we do have a variety of local markets where we can purchase a variety of foods from local businesses owned and operated by local people.
Going to Local Markets
Sunseed Food Co-op is a specialty grocery store located at 6615 North Atlantic Ave. in Cape Canaveral. This is a great store for the health conscious. Almost everything in the store is organic, and they have a variety of health products as well. Open to all, but members receive discounts on costs of items. It is $50 per year for a membership. Those 65 years of age or older can join for free. Sunseed Food Co-op is open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Coastal Produce is a local grocery, deli, meat market, and bakery in Downtown Cocoa Beach off of Brevard Ave. near Minutemen Causeway. Along with a variety of local produce, they have fresh meats, desserts, salads, made-to-order sandwiches, and homemade soups. They also have farm fresh eggs and local honey available. Also available is a selection of wines and craft beers. Coastal Produce is open everyday; Monday-Friday 9 a.m – 7 p.m, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach are home to two different farmers markets that allow locals to sell, and buy, produce and goods. Cape Canaveral Farmers Market is located on Taylor Avenue in Cape Canaveral on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Space Coast Farmers Market is located next to the 1st United Methodist Church on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Space Coast Farmers Market also takes place on Sundays in Rockledge at the Larry Schultz Park on S. Fiske Blvd.
There are a variety of seafood markets on our slice of the coast. Seafood Atlantic on the waterfront of Port Canaveral is a restaurant and a seafood market that boasts having the freshest fish right off the boat with a list of local fishermen who supply their store with fish from Florida’s waters. The store is open Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wild Ocean Market is on Bluewater Drive in Port Canaveral. They have a large variety of fish, shrimp, crab, and seafood for purchase. Along with the retail and wholesale location in Port Canaveral, they also have a wholesale and retail market in Titusville, and they offer 2-night or overnight delivery of seafood orders. The Port Canaveral retail location is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.
A couple restaurants in Cocoa Beach also have seafood markets inside their restaurants. Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster & Seafood has a seafood market. The are open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. year round, but are closed on Mondays. Coconuts Fresh Catch Market is located on S. Atlantic Ave. in Cocoa Beach, just south of Coconuts on the Beach restaurant. They have a variety of fish and seafood dishes for sale, and are open Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.