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By Edible Sarasota | Last Updated July 06, 2015
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Your guide to community farmers' markets in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake,
zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

—Jim Davis

A Saturday morning stroll through one of the many area farmers’ markets, for some locals, is a ritualistic start to every weekend. Arrive at the downtown Sarasota Farmers’ Market empty-handed at 7 a.m. and leave with armfuls of herbs, popsicles, pastas and plants from 85 vendors. Head to the Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, which tempts patrons with more then 40 vendors selling homegrown produce, pastries and jewelry every Saturday from October to May. Make a day of it and meander down the street to the Riverwalk, where there is a skateboard park, pavilion and interactive splash pool.

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* Farmers' Market hours vary from season-to-season. Check market websites for more information

Boca Grande Farmers’ Market

Strawberries at Boca Grande Farmers Market
Why We Love It: Located on Gasparilla Island—one of Southwest Florida’s most coveted stretches of sandy real estate—the 2014-founded Boca Grande Farmers’ Market is open seasonally. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m...
|305 Wheeler Road, Gasparilla Island, FL, us

Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: Along historic Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton, the seasonal Bradenton Farmers’ Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from October to May. More than 35 vendor booths display...
|Old Main St (12th St W), Bradenton, FL, us

Bridge Street Market

Why We Love It: Bradenton Beach’s Bridge Street plays host every Sunday to the Bridge Street Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. November to April. The revitalized area is the center of the beach community and is known...
|Historic Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL, us

Ellenton Sunday Market

Why We Love It: Set up in the parking lot of the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, with easy access from I-75 (as well as free parking and admission), the Ellenton Sunday Market is held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday...
|5309 29th St E (Ice & Sports Complex), Ellenton, FL, us

Englewood Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: Since it was founded in 2011, the Englewood Farmers’ Market has been an economic driver for South Sarasota County and its resident independent businesses. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday each...
|Old Englewood Village, Englewood, FL, us

North Port Farmers’ and Craft Market

Why We Love It: Known for its top-notch produce offerings, the fairly new North Port Farmers’ and Craft Market is a paradise of farm-fresh food, crafts and live entertainment from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday....
|14942 Tamiami Tr, North Port, FL, us

Punta Gorda Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: Nestled along Taylor Street, across from the historic old Charlotte County Courthouse, the Punta Gorda Farmers’ Market provides a delicious introduction to the resilient city of Punta Gorda. Having...
|Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL, us

Central Sarasota Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: Check out a cornucopia of local produce vendors, specialty food trucks, fresh baked goods, artisans and live music from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday during the Central Sarasota Farmers’ Market at...
|4748 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL, us

Old Miakka Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: Far east on I-75 off Fruitville Road, in what is still deemed “Sarasota” territory, a tiny community of local vendors sets up booths on the grounds of the Old Miakka United Methodist Church. This...
|Old Miakka United Methodist Church, Sarasota, FL, us

Phillippi Farmhouse Market

Why We Love It: The Phillippi Farmhouse Market may only be open from October to May, but during those cooler months (from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday), more than 35 vendors pack the grounds of Phillippi Estate...
|Phillippi Estate Park , Sarasota, FL, us

Sarasota Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: Devoting a Saturday morning to shopping at the Sarasota Farmers’ Market has been a downtown tradition since 1979, and attendees flock from all over the world to participate in it. From 7 a.m. to 1 p...
|Main St & Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL, us

Siesta Key Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: In one of the most sought-after stretches of Sarasota is the Siesta Key Farmers’ Market, which is held in Siesta Village Plaza near the shoreline of the award-winning Siesta Beach (the top-rated one...
|5124 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL, us

The Market at Five Points

Why We Love It: Since late 2014, the Market at Five Points has been held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday from November to April in downtown Sarasota. It is another opportunity—brought to the public by those...
|Five Points Park, Sarasota, FL, us

Venice Farmers’ Market

Why We Love It: The Venice Farmers’ Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, all year long, along Tampa Avenue between Nokomis and Nassau Avenues. About 30 vendors of premium meats, artisanal popsicles,...
|Nokomis & Tampa Ave., Sarasota, FL, us
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