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Farmer’s Markets To Go: Find fresh produce from Miami vendors here

Hey, fans of farmers’ markets: Now you can find artisanal and organic products from some South Florida vendors all under one umbrella. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. The website, FarmersMarketsToGo.com, allows you to check out different vendors, place your order …

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Support local: Try new online market for food, clothes and more

Now more than ever, it is a good time to support small businesses – and you can do that with the newly launched online Vecinos Market. (“Vecinos” means neighbors.) The site gives Miami residents access to online shopping with delivery of goods from a variety of local businesses, many of which are very familiar. New …

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Miami-Dade County beaches are open, with rules to follow UPDATED

We’ve had to wait longer than everyone else in South Florida, but Miami-Dade County beaches are open.  You can grab your towel, sunscreen, umbrella and all the essentials and welcome summer. But please keep in mind: The safety protocols in place are extensive. For your safety, and that of others, make sure you click here …

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Small business owners: Here’s where to find help

Small business owners: Times are tough, but there are organizations committed to providing help.  Is your business offering a deal? List it free on our new Miami on the Cheap deals page. If you need assistance, check out these resources. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official economic development partnership, and its community partners have …

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Free food for struggling families through Filling Fridges

Health in the Hood is distributing food to Miami’s most vulnerable residents, including seniors, low-income families and displaced citizens. The nonprofit organization has partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Opa-locka Community Development Corp., among others, to identify areas of need for food distribution. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami …

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Stimulus payment: Be careful you don’t mistake it for junk mail

Still waiting for your stimulus payment?  Be careful you don’t accidentally throw it away, mistaking it for junk mail. People who are expecting direct deposit or a paper check may not realize the Treasury Department is now sending some Economic Impact Payments as prepaid debit cards.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the …

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Miami’s Technique Records now offering curbside pickup

It’s not just supermarkets and restaurants offering curbside pickup. Now some of our favorite local haunts are adopting this vital service. The latest is Technique Records, an independently owned Miami record store that has used, rare and imported records, tapes, books and more. It specializes in buying, selling and trading.  To keep up with latest …

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Bakers and chefs selling directly to the public

We’re all cooking our own meals at home more than ever these days, so every once in a while we’re looking to enjoy someone else’s home cooking. Turns out several local bakers and chefs are answering that call, selling their home-cooked goodness to the public. Craving a warm, homemade soup? Then try @whatsoupmiami where two former …

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CVS opening ‘self-swab’ test sites in Florida

CVS Health has announced plans to open “self-swab” COVID-19 test centers – and we will be among the first to get them. The company’s goal is to start with 50 test sites at certain CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations in Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Then it expects to add more than 900 centers elsewhere …

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Publix expands open/close times, suspends senior hours

Changes are coming to Publix Supermarkets’ store hours. Starting May 16, the Lakeland-based chain will end its reduced-hour schedule and its reserved senior shopping hours. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. The new hours are: For the supermarket: Expanded schedule of …

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