Market Report

Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota's Bustling Farmers' Markets

Your top spots for fresh produce, seafood, artisanal local products and much more.

11/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

1st of tha Month

Lakewood Ranch Farmers' Market Returns This Weekend

The seasonal weekly market starts up again this Sunday, Nov. 1.

10/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fizz Frenzy

Looking For a New Cocktail Mix-In? Try a Shrub

Shrubs, a fermented drink like kombucha, will be sold by Port Charlotte company Rock Creek Shrubs at the Phillippi Farmhouse Market.

10/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

That time of year

Two Local Farmers' Markets Start Up Again Wednesday

Sarasota's Phillippi Farmhouse Market and North Port's Atlanta Braves Farmers Market both return this week.

10/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Go Shopping

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The market has a new layout, new vendors and some new rules to keep customers safe.

09/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Breakfasts

How to Prepare a Breakfast Feast With Local Ingredients

Craving a big home-cooked breakfast? Here's how to stock up on local ingredients to make your morning meal sing.

09/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Return to vendor

The Sarasota Farmers Market Is Back. Here's How Things Are Going.

Since the market reopened on Aug. 1, customers have flocked to downtown Sarasota to get their hands on food from local vendors.

08/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grand reopening

Newtown Farmer's Market Reopens This Week

After being shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will return on Friday and Saturday with new social distancing rules in place.

08/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best salads

How to Get Your Hands on Great Salad Ingredients, Safely

Most local grocery stores are offering delivery or curbside service to keep you stocked with leafy greens and whatever other salad ingredients you fancy.

08/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 30-Aug. 6

Downtown’s Farmers Market reopens, fishing for fun and a good cause, a suffragist talk, and more.

07/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Breaking

The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market Will Reopen Saturday, Aug. 1

The market has created what it calls a "customer code of conduct" for shoppers that includes wearing a mask and staying at least six feet apart from others.

07/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pop, pop

New Popcorn Shop Opens

The former executive director of the Sarasota Farmers Market recently opened Uncle Phil's Organic Popcorn.

07/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Back at it

Venice Farmers Market Reopens Saturday

The market is the first in the area to reopen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Bradenton Farmers Market Begins Offering Online Orders

Orders must be placed by late Wednesday to be picked up on Saturday.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Farmers Market Suspends All Operations

The decision has led to the layoff of two employees, the closure of the market's office and an end to social media posts from the market.

04/06/2020 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Vendors Switch Up Sales Strategies in Wake of Farmers' Market Closures

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many farmers' markets to shut down during what is usually their busiest season of the year.

03/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big shrimpin'

Sarasota's Four Most Scrumptious Shrimp Dishes

Chef Judi lists her favorite places to go for glorious Gulf shrimp.

02/25/2020 By Judi Gallagher

It's official!

Local Farm Earns Organic Certification

Parrish's Honeyside Farms supplies produce to local restaurants, clubs and hotels and sells its goods at two area farmers' markets.

02/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

A Rum Tour, an Atlanta Braves Celebration and More of This Week’s Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: two top local farmers' markets.

02/05/2020 By Rachel Suwak