Beyond the market: Supporting local small businesses online and in-person

Don’t wait until fall to show your favorite small business some love. Here’s how you can support them in person and online.

A woman smiling and walking into a downtown shop with a tote bag that reads "Lakeland Farmers Market"

Find your favorite Farmers Market vendors around Lakeland.

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The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market will soon take its annual August hiatus, leaving a tote bag-sized hole in our hearts. You don’t have to wait for fall to shop from your favorite small businesses. Here’s how you can support them via their storefronts, pop-up events, or online shops.

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Try Krazy Kombucha’s rotating flavors at the taproom.

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Krazy Kombucha, 1030 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
Taproom with 15+ flavors of probiotic teas

Little Bus Books, 1047 E. Main St., Lakeland
New and used bookstore located inside The Nectary plant nursery

Take Heart, 248 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland
Fair trade goods supporting artisans in Africa

Honeycomb Bread Bakers, 140 6th St. SW, Winter Haven
Baked goods, coffee, and breakfast + lunch options

A close up shot of a black cat inside local mobile cat lounge Botany Cats

Make an appointment to meet adoptable kittens at Botany Cats.

Photo by @botany_cats

Pop-ups and events

Botany Cats
Mobile cat lounge and plant nursery
Find this business: Popping up at The Joinery and in Dixieland at Quick Print Express (950 S. Florida Ave.)

Four Brothers Popcorn Co.
Gourmet popcorn with sweet + savory flavors
Find this business: Back to School Mini Market on Friday, Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. at The Back Nine

Meraki Bakehouse
Fresh-baked croissants, pastries, and bread
Find this business: Available at Hillcrest Coffee and Concord Coffee

A hand holding a paper cup that reads "Ethos Roasters" on the sleeve

Hone your home barista skills with beans from Ethos Roasters.

Photo by @honeycombbread

Shop online

Dugout Mugs
Mugs made from the barrels of baseball bats

East of These
Handmade turbans, headwraps, and scrunchies

Ethos Roasters
Ethically sourced and locally roasted coffee

KyLo & Co
Fine art pieces handmade with plaster

The Pickle Patch
Pickles and pickled vegetables in a variety of flavors

The Red Swan
Pop culture-inspired magnets, stickers, and stationery

Did we miss your favorite vendor? Let us know how you’ll be supporting another local business next month, and mark your calendars for the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market’s return on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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