Vizcaya is a tradition for Miami locals. We explore its gardens and halls to soak in local history. We celebrate quinces and weddings here and make it our own playground as children on fieldtrips. Yet, there’s a side of Vizcaya that even locals may not know – Vizcaya Village.
Exploring an agricultural past
Informed by the European villas that inspired the creation of the estate, Vizcaya included its very own farm and village. Located on the west side of South Miami Avenue, Vizcaya Village was built alongside the Main House c. 1916 and designed to house crops and farm animals.
Echoing the Village’s agricultural past, today’s visitors can enjoy this historic space every week at the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market.
Relive the early days of Vizcaya Village with these historic photos from Vizcaya’s archives.
happenings at the village
Fresh Produce Every Sunday
The market gathers dozens of vendors offering locally grown and hand-crafted goods every Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Watch the video to go behind-the-scenes and inside the market.
Through the Urban Oasis Project, the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market proudly offers SNAP benefits for local fruits and veggies from local farms.
To learn more about Urban Oasis Project and their community programs, including family gardens and free vegetable boxes for families in need, check out their website.
GUIDED TOURS OF VIZCAYA VILLAGE
While you shop, you can also learn some local history and take a tour of Vizcaya Village. Visitors will see select areas of the Village to discuss the design and function of the spaces and learn more about people that lived and worked at Vizcaya 100 years ago as well as the present and future of the Vizcaya Village.
These 30-minute tours are available at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday during the market.
Start off your week with free yoga in this historic village. Classes are offered every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. couyrtesy of certified instructor Gabriella Bhatia.
Click below to register. Please note that donations are appreciated and 100% of these go directly to the instructor.
CONTRIBUTE TO VIZCAYA’S COMPOST PROGRAM
If you’re visiting the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market, don’t come empty handed! Consider bringing your food scraps, leftover veggies, and other compostable materials, like newspapers. These can be dropped off in the marked pink bins on display during the market, every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
See the images below for a quick and easy guide on what can be used for compost.