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Farmers Market Roundup

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  • | 5:00 a.m. February 13, 2014
Photos by Harriet Sokmensuer
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Sarasota Farmers Market
Location: 1420 State St.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Number of vendors: More than 70

About: Visitors can start their Saturdays at the market with outdoor yoga at 8 a.m., followed by fresh coffee. The market has been taking place for more than 30 years and offers patrons 5,000 square feet of produce and plants. Get lost in the colorful creations by artisans, including soap, textiles and home goods.

Why go? The market’s yoga class, located by the fountain on Lemon Avenue, is free.


Central Sarasota Farmers Market
Location: Sarasota County Technical Institute, 4748 S. Beneva Road

Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Number of vendors: 13

About: Phillippi Farmhouse Market, which debuted in January, is a low-key farmers market located in Central Sarasota. Vendors sell baked goods, olive oil, plants, natural bath products and more to neighborhood residents who walk, ride their bikes or drive to the market.

Why go? The market is still growing and has a small-town feel. Orchid fans should be sure to meet the “Orchid Doctor,” Jim Roberts, who is happy to help a fellow flora fan.


Phillippi Farmhouse Market
Location: Phillippi Estates, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, October through April

Number of vendors: 46

About: The market gets its name from the Keith Farmhouse, the first building erected on Phillippi Estates in 1916. Part of the money earned benefits the farmhouse’s restoration. Vendors sell local fruits and vegetables as well as USDA-certified organic produce. There are food trucks with hot food perfect for breakfast or lunch.

Why go? The market often partners with the Humane Society of Sarasota to host fun, pet-focused events open to the public.


Siesta Key Farmers Market
Location: 5124 Ocean Blvd.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June through September; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, October through May

Number of vendors: 25

This six-year-old market offers patrons a variety of organic, local and handmade items. Visitors can shop for unique clothing and jewelry while enjoying live music.

Why go? The market is a short walk away from Siesta Key Beach.


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