Suncoast Farmers Markets – Local, Nutritious, and Healthy Options to Explore Near You
We are fortunate to have a host of wonderful farmers markets in our communities up and down the Suncoast. This shopping option is great to find fresh, locally-sourced produce, bakery items, and other goods each week. By making purchases at these local farmers markets, you get the freshest seasonal ingredients while supporting local agriculture and small business owners. Best of all, you get produce that is harvested at peak ripeness, ensuring optimal flavor and nutritional value.
Bradenton Public Market – 400 Old Main St Bradenton, FL 34205. Open weekly, October – June, and the last summer market is August 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Englewood Farmers Market – 335 West Dearborn St. Englewood, FL 34223. Open Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fort Myers Downtown Farmers’ Market – 2000 W 1st St Fort Myers, FL 33901. Open Thursdays 7 .m. – 1:30 p.m.
Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market – 227 Taylor St Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Open Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pinellas Farmers and Flea Market – 13600A Icot Blvd, Clearwater, FL, 33760. Flea Market & Locally-Grown Vegetables & Tropical Fruits! Open Saturdays & Sundays 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sarasota Farmers Market – N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. Open Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday Morning Market – Williams Park 350 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay Farmers Market – 10001 North Armenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33612. Open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch – 1561 Lakefront Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240. Open Sundays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Third Street South Farmer’s Market – 1207 3rd St S Naples, FL 34102. Open Saturdays 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Venice Farmers Market – City Hall, 401 W Venice Ave. FL 34285. Open Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
As the weather hopefully gives us a break in the coming weeks, get out to one or more of the farmers markets listed above. You are sure to find some wonderful local produce, meet awesome small business owners, and of course, enjoy the outdoors of the Suncoast. As many markets will last through the fall, which gives you lots of opportunities for new recipes trying nutritious options fresh from the Suncoast growers.
Feature Photo Courtesy of Deposit Photos & Pixaby