Charlotte County Florida Weekly

FARMERS MARKETS

THURSDAY

Life Realized Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 501 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. Open rain or shine (option to use indoor space if weather necessitates). Fresh produce, fresh seafood, several food trucks and an assortment of vendors with unique products and little to no “overlap.” www.liferealized.org/life-realized-farmers market.

The River District Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays year round in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. The market offers fresh produce, food trucks, honey, flowers, cheese and more. 2000 W. First St. www.buylocallee.com.

SATURDAY

The Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Taylor Street and Herald Court, next to the historic courthouse, Punta Gorda. Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the United States. Fruits, vegetables, pickles, jams, German bakery goods, fresh pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef, fresh seafood, jewelry, candles, soaps, dip mixes, cheese, olives, orchids, kettle corn, coffee beans, exotic plants, natural facial products, smoothies and much more, plus live entertainment. EBT/SNAP accepted and the market gives $2 for $1 on purchase of Florida-grown produce, citrus or honey. www.puntagordachamber.com/punta-gorda-farmers-market, www.facebook.com/PuntaGordaFarmersMarket or call Jerry Presseller, manager, at 941-391-4856.

The Venice Farmers Market, 8 a.m.- noon, outside Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave. Prepared foods, health food, fresh food, local produce, organic products.

Market staff and vendors have gone to great lengths to create a CDC compliant and safe socially distanced outdoor shopping experience for the community. 941-445-9209 or www.thevenicefarmersmarket.org.

The Cape Coral Downtown Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at Club Square, Southeast 47th Terrace and Southeast 10th Place, Cape Coral. The market features fresh local produce, baked goods and more. www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com.

The Alliance for the Arts Green-Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday year round. The market features food, produce and beverage vendors, as well as other businesses. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787 or www.artinlee.org/experience/saturday-green-market.

SUNDAY

The Punta Gorda Historical Society’s History Park Farmers Market runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday, rain or shine, at 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Local fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, plants, orchids, prepared foods, food vendors, unique gifts, indie and artisan products, live music and more. On the first Sunday of every month from December through April, there will be 10-12 vintage and antique dealers at the market. www.historyparkmarket.com.

Life Realized Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 501 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. Open rain or shine (option to use indoor space if weather necessitates). Fresh produce, fresh seafood, several food trucks and an assortment of vendors with unique products and little to no “overlap.” www.liferealized.org/life-realized-farmers market.

The Gulf Coast Main Street Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday in the West Village Parking lot at Gulf Coast Town Center. Vendors sell arts and crafts, farm-fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, coffee and more. 9903 Gulf Coast Main St, Fort Myers. 239-289-3786 or www.41markets.com.

The Babcock Ranch Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday in Founder’s Square. 42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch. www.buylocallee.com/.

Mercola Market & Café of Cape Coral hosts the Mid-Cape Farmers Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday through spring 2022. The open-air market features locally sourced produce, cheese, seafood, prepared foods, baked goods, native plants, all-natural products and gifts, artwork and more. 125 SW 3rd Place, Cape Coral. 239-599-9400 or www.mercolamarket.com.

The Sanibel Island Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays through May at Sanibel City Hall. It features local produce, breads, honey, seafood, meats and flowers. No pets allowed. 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. www.facebook.com/Sanibelislandfarmersmarket or www.buylocallee.com.

The East Palm Locals Bazaar, featuring creations by Southwest Florida artists, runs from noon-4 p.m. every Sunday at Neenie’s House. 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers. Text 224-678-4901, #EastPalmMercado or #NeeniesHouse.

TUESDAY

The Tuesday Harbour Heights Farmers Market runs year-round from 8 a.m.-noon, with some produce and food vendors staying until 2:30 p.m. 27000 S. Dunnybrook Road, Punta Gorda (Harbour Heights).

The Santini Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2022 at Santini Marina Plaza. 7205 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. www.41markets.com.

The Surfside Sunset Market runs from 1-6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Shops at Surfside, 2354 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral. www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com.

The Captiva Island Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the South Seas Island Resort entrance. The open-air market offers produce, seafood, cheese, pickles, orchids, cut flowers, native plants, prepared foods, soaps, candles, guacamole, smoothies, organics, meats and more. 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva. www.buylocallee.com.

WEDNESDAY

The Beach Baptist Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays through May 2022. The market features arts, crafts, clothing organic skincare, baked goods, and Cuban and French food. 130 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. www.41markets.com.

The Lakes Park Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday through April at Lakes Regional Park. Shop for produce, plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers and more. 7300 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers. www.buylocallee.com. ¦

— Send farmers market news to bmassey@floridaweekly.com.

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