Shop at the year-round Sarasota Farmers Market
Paul Thorpe and the Downtown Merchants Association founded the Sarasota Farmers Market in 1979, and it has blossomed into a community-centric gathering that gets huge visitor numbers every Saturday. More than 70 vendors sell locally grown produce, homemade loaves, pastries, marmalades, ready-to-eat food, art, starter plants, wellness goodies and gifts. Aside from giving Sarasota locals a place to share their wares, inherent in the market’s mission is a component of knowledge sharing between merchants and consumers and support for impactful non-profits that operate in the Sarasota area. Whether the sun is shining, or the Gulf of Mexico blows in some less-than-ideal weather, the Sarasota Market runs every Saturday of the year.