Due to the hotel/retail development scheduled to take place on the former Chamber lot, the Ocala Farm Market needs to be relocated. The market will move to a covered shed area located south of SE 3rd Street, between SE 3rd Avenue and SE Osceola. Renovations to the shed include electric, water, ADA compliant restrooms, lighting, ventilation fans, Wi-Fi, resurfacing pavement, and installation of a small playground at the south end of the location. A portable stage will be available for entertainment.
The farm market will be renamed, “Ocala Downtown Market” and will become part of the newly designated “New Markets District” which currently includes the Power Plant Business Incubator and Innovation Campus.
Work on the Ocala Downtown Market began in December 2015 and was completed in the fall of 2016.