Summer months have long posed a challenge to the vendors of the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market — fewer tourists and hotter temperatures.
Market managers want to address one of those issues.
“We’re looking at a way to cover the street,” said Phil Pagano, operations manager.
Pagano has been investigating a microfiber sheet, similar to a sail, that would attach to light posts. The market is concentrated on Lemon Avenue, from First Street to State Street. The microfiber could stretch that entire length, covering all the vendors and their customers.
“In the summer, people come down, buy their produce and then leave, because it’s too hot,” Pagano said. “(The microfiber) will shield the sun and rain, and maybe (customers) stay longer.”
Although he did not have a firm price on what it would cost, Pagano said his rough estimate is about $15,000.
Contact Robin Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently 0 Responses
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
6 Feast of the Epiphany offers beautiful close to Christmas season
6 SILL Global Issues Lecture
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Couple celebrates 54th anniversary
Carol and Jules Green met at a summer camp where Carol was a junior counselor and Jules was a waiter.
Officers welcome holiday backup
The Sarasota Police Department is on the lookout for an elf who goes by the name of Officer Elf on the Shelf.
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.