The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market

Stop and smell the roses...and have a cup of coffee...

A year-round Saturday morning downtown tradition since 1980, the Sarasota Farmers Market is a gathering of friendly faces and a place to stop and smell the roses, or whatever other flowers are on display.

Starting September 22, 2018: Find the Sarasota Farmers Market on First Street. The market temporarily shift locations. The move is in response to safety concerns from ongoing construction activity of The Mark during market hours, and the bricking of Lemon Avenue in early 2019. 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine.Their new footprint will extend to First Street, between Orange and Lemon Avenues in downtown Sarasota, FL. The Farmers Market will return to its original location when construction and re-bricking is complete, and it is determined to be safe for customers to return.

This is an event and an experience to behold, where kindred spirits may come and stroll the blocked off area of downtown and simply peruse the open air wares and fresh produce, or maybe seafood, of the downtown vendors.

It's really about "atmosphere," relaxation and the creative, plus fresh food and wares on display.

Even though there can be crowds and chatter it's actually a quite "peaceful" experience, if that makes sense to you. I don't know how else to put it.

There's also usually live music and you can usually find some unique breakfast and lunch items as well.

Sarasota Farmers Market

The largest gathering of local farmers in the area, this open air market features not only the freshest produce and sometimes sea food, right out of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but also other foods, flowers, plants and there are artisans displaying and selling their hand made arts and crafts.

It’s a beautiful outdoor setting in which to spend some time and pick up some fresh foods.

Fresh food tents at the farmers market Sarasota Florida

AND If you’re staying in accommodations with a kitchen, this is definitely the place from which to stock up.

Plus, you can enjoy the aromas of fresh brewed coffee and baked goods permeating the open air market, so you can even have breakfast here.

The Sarasota Florida Farmers Market
Sarasota Florida Farmers Market

Food, fresh produce, music, new friends and the aromas from open air grills and vendors of all sorts all work together to make this a fun, low-key attraction to put on your Saturday morning itinerary.

Outdoor grilling at the farmers market in Sarasota Florida

The Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Lemon avenue between First and State Streets and a bit beyond in downtown Sarasota. Click here for participating vendors.

Farmers Market in downtown Sarasota Florida

The Sarasota Farmers Market is free to attend and there’s usually free parking available on the downtown streets and a free parking lot at the corner of State and Lemon Avenues.

Click here for more information on the Sarasota Farmer's Market.

Directions to downtown Sarasota's Farmer's Market: Head to downtown Sarasota and look for the crowd of happy people!

Other Nearby Farmer's Markets

Subject to change and seasonality without notice by organizers.

  • Phillippi Farmhouse Market: Every Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. October - April.  5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.
  • San Marco Plaza Farmer's Market: Every Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. all year. 8215 Nature's Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL.
  • The Market at Lakewood Ranch, every Sunday year-round from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. They offer organic produce, meat, poultry, eggs, breads, pasta, juices, and prepared foods from over 75+ vendors, live music, and more. Waterside Place Town Center, 1561 Lakefront Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL. 941-556-8300.
  • Central Sarasota Farmers Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. October through June. Florida House Institute, 4454 Beneva Rd, Sarasota.
  • Venice Farmer's Market: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (1 p.m. during "season") all year. Tampa Avenue, Venice.
  • Siesta Key Farmer's Market: Every Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. all year. Siesta Village Plaza, 5124 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key.
  • Lido Key Farmer's Market dubbed the "Veggie Market:" Every Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lido Beach Pavilion, 400 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key.
  • Downtown Bradenton Public Market  (Originally called Bradenton Farmer's Market): Every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. October - May. Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton.
  • Bridge Street Market: Every Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. November - April. Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island.
  • Beach Market at Coquina Beach: Sundays and Wednesdays (Excluding 4th of July Weekend). The Sunday market starts in November and is held every Sunday through July. While the Wednesday market takes place December – April or May. Both days: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island. In November, 2022, oversight of this market has shifted to Manatee County. 941-748-4501.
  • Atlanta Braves Farmer's Market: Every Wednesday October - March, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Over 40 vendors expected. Cool Today Park, 18800 W. Villages Parkway, North Port, FL. 941-413-5000
  • Anna Maria Island: Farmer's Market at City Pier Park Every Tuesday through early May (Seasonal) 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • The Market at the Point will be held outside of The Point Restaurant, at 131 Bayview Drive, Osprey, FL, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pet-friendly. Every January through the end of April —weather permitting.
  • Coquina Beach Market, South end of Anna Maria Island, Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday Noon - 6 p.m. "Sunset" hours may change as they need to close one hour before sunset. ​At times the Market may be cancelled due to inclement weather predictions. Up to 80 vendors offering many unique products.

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