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“Worth A Trip Any Saturday”

Sarasota Farmers Market
Ranked #27 of 144 things to do in Sarasota
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Sarasota Farmers Market was established in 1979. The market continues its tradition of providing the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods, and artisans.
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
370 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Worth A Trip Any Saturday”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Rather you live here or are just visiting as a tourist - the Sarasota Farmer's Market is a must destination!!

Fresh Produce / Cheese / Seafood/ Crafts / Jewelry / Plants / Good Food Vendors!! A great place to shop for the unique!!

Dog friendly - People friendly! :-)

Best event is the LobsterFest!! The Wisconsin Cheese Vendor is a great place to get yummy cheese curds! One warning - the vendor that sells the 'caramels' with or without nuts -- check your 'micro' box of Caramels' - we bought a box - got it home -- it had four pieces! - each the size of a dime!!

Only place you will find a better open air market is in France!

Visited July 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“A Saturday Morning Tradition”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

The Sarasota Farmers Market opens every Saturday at 7 am and like clockwork my Bichon Frise, Tiffany, and I arrive shortly after. Not only is it a great place to socialise it is of course a wonderful place to shop from fresh produce to freshly caught seafood to a whole assortment of products. It is also a dog's paradise and a great place to listen to live music. Sarasota would not be the same without the Farmers Market.

Visited July 2014
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Naples, Florida
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162 reviews
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“A Saturday morning must while in Sarasota!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This open air farmer's market is open year round. It is much bigger in season, with vendors on many more side streets. We went in mid June and there were a lot of booths and a lot of people strolling listening to the live music.
It is open 8 a.m. until noon and offers a good variety of fruits, vegetables- including many organic selections, crafts, and prepared foods to eat. There was even freshly caught seafood. We got some bratwurst and were able to sit and enjoy them at the umbrella topped tables of a restaurant that allows you to use their tables while they are closed during the market hours. Other people just ate food items as they strolled down the streets. Parking is free in a municipal parking garage.
My four year old grandson's favorite item was the fresh coconut that he selected and they poked in a hole for a straw. He walked around drinking declaring, "Yummy".

Visited June 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great Feel!! Nice way to spend Sat Morning”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This market opens every Sat morning in downtown Sarasota. there is a great selection of vegetables, seafood, crafts, plants etc. Lots of little restaurants to grab a coffee or pastry while strolling. Definitely worth the visit if you like the feel of open air farmer's markets.

Visited April 2014
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Sarasota, FL
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147 reviews
93 attraction reviews
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“A Leisurely Saturday moirning farmer's market walk”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you are in Sarasota on a Saturday visit the colorful Farmer's Market on Main St. We stroll down the streets and purchase foodies and look at the venor displays, meet friends, and just have a merry time or as they would say "jai alai" in Basque.

Visited May 2014
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