Shop Local: 5 Local Markets for Groceries
Shopping local is not only the sustainable thing to do, but also the socially-responsible thing to do.
- SUPPORTS YOUR HEALTH – The shorter the time between the farm and your table, the less likely it is that nutrients will be lost from fresh food.
- SUPPORTS COMMUNITY GROUPS – Studies show local non-profits receive up to 250% more support from small business than big business.
- KEEPS OUR COMMUNITY UNIQUE – What makes Cocoa Beach incredible is NOT the number of chains and big box stores, it’s the unique and passion-driven local businesses.
REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT- Local products use a smaller carbon footprint to enter your home.
ENCOURAGES LOCAL PROSPERITY – Economic research shows that entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their local character.
Welcome the Grand Re-Opening of Winn Dixie
Winn-Dixie just completed their remodel on its Cocoa Beach location. This remodel was at the requests from customers for a more improved shopping experience. The Grand Opening ceremony included a ribbon cutting opening to the community. Customers were given samples of delicious food from local vendors as they checked out the new store. The first 500 customers that had arrived, received mystery gift cards valued between $5-$500. The new and improved Cocoa Beach Winn-Dixie location is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week.
The new and improved Cocoa Beach Winn-Dixie location will be from open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week.
If you haven’t heard: The Publix located in the Banana River Square shopping center is scheduled to be razed and reconstructed to reflect modern design and architecture. Demolition is expected to begin after Labor Day. The renovation should be finished within a year and the store will NOT be open during construction.
Beach Community AGAINST Plastic Bags
As a beach community, with a nearby ocean that needs our protection we should be all for the restriction of plastic bags. We should be bringing our own canvas bags and encourage small business to reward the use or charge a small fee for bags in order to encourage the movement. A Publix in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida has begun to phase out plastic bags. How incredible would it be if the new Cocoa Beach Publix were to be the first Florida Publix store that is completely plastic-bag free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that your Cocoa Beach store#107 reopen without plastic bags and that store #1098 located at 5645 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL also phase out plastic!
And without further adieu here are…
5 Local Options for Groceries in Cocoa Beach
1. Coastal Produce
25 N Brevard Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (Downtown Cocoa Beach)
Truly one of Cocoa Beach’s gems. Coastal Produce provides a market for fresh produce as well as Grab-n-Go meals and snacks, and made-to-order hoagies and salads. Not to mention the bakery… An incredible place run by incredible people. Stop by Coastal Produce to see what all the hype is about and you may just find yourself a new weekly tradition.
33 S Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
For some of the freshest seafood on A1A make your way to Coconuts Fresh Catch Market. The small storefront focuses on providing a fresh variety of seafood and unique specialty items. Types of fish; Grouper, Salmon, Mahi, Ahi-Tuna, Cod, Corvina, Cobia, Snapper, Scallops, Wahoo, Tripletail, Swordfish, Trout, Haddock and a variety of others. Other items: crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, mango salsa, fish dip, corn and crawfish chowder, imports, non GMO items, specialty cheese and many other.
3. Space Coast Farmers Market
First United Methodist Church – 3300 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
A fun and awesome way to support the community! Every Saturday in Cocoa Beach and Sunday in Rockledge – enjoy great food, produce, pet food, jewelry and more at the Space Coast Farmers Market. Bring your appetite, grocery list and curiousity. Family-friendly and a wonderful community event.
214 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
First and foremost is their 44 flavors of ice cream, are made from all natural and highest quality ingredients. But this store is more than just a delicious ice cream shoppe – it’s also an asian grocer! They sell Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese food products, like seasonings, sauce, noodles, paste, which comes in bottle, can or plastic packs. Catering and affordable weekend lunch buffets also available. What a cool place.
710 Bluewater Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Our neighbors in Cape Canaveral have been proudly local since 1940! This market has been pleasing loyal customers for over half a century. With that much experience, we’ll let them tell you what makes this market so great… “People have a right to know exactly what they’re eating, where it came from, how it was grown, and the impact it has on their health and the environment. That’s why Wild Ocean Market is passionate about providing you with top quality, fresh, local, and sustainable seafood –and more—at the best price.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.