Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, cool, delicious fruits and veggies. Luckily for you, you can find all of this and more at the Venice Farmer’s Market! Stop by to take a look and pick up all of the items you need, today.
Venice Farmer’s Market
Each Saturday morning at 8 AM, local artisans and chefs gather in historic Downtown Venice to give back to the community. This weekly farmer’s market is a chance for these vendors to show off their skills and talents, while giving the shoppers an experience like no other!
There are over 20 food vendors at the Venice Farmer’s Market each week. These chefs and gardeners are determined to bring you unique tastes and fresh ingredients. Here’s a list of a few delicious eating options you can find that the farmer’s market:
- Big Cheese Gourmet Shop offers over 50 varieties of artisan and craft cheese from the U.S. and Europe.
- David Dickerson’s Breads and Oils sells premium cold pressed sunflower oil and bread, baked by a 9th generation German baker.
- Yes Man Tropical Food showcases fresh Mexican cuisine prepared before your very eyes. there are plenty of delicious eating options at the market.
Aside from restaurant-style vendors, there is fresh produce being sold, too!
C F Produce is a seller who seeks out small-scale fruit and vegetable growers, and currently represents over 30 local farmers. Dusty’s Produce does the same thing! Dusty was originally inspired to sell produce by wanting to live a healthier lifestyle, and share that lifestyle with others. Now, Dusty represents over 20 local farmers.
Other Options at the Farmer’s Market
It may seem like food is the only art being represented here, but there is so much more to enjoy. There are plenty of local artisans who come to display and sell their original art and jewelry at the market. Mermaid’s Design Studio, Perry James Photography, and Cynthia Harper Studio are just some of the incredible artists you’ll see here.
American Eagle Knife Sharpening and Forest Floor Design Studio are owners of local businesses who bring their works to the market as well. There are also multiple clothing stores that are represented, as well as spa and essential oil vendors.
Non-Profits at the Farmer’s Market
You’ll definitely enjoy seeing all that you can purchase at this market. However, the real heroes of the Venice Farmer’s Market are the non-profit organizations.
Help out our local furry friends with this season’s non-profits: Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Rescue and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Section. Due to the exposure from the farmer’s market, The Golden Retriever Rescue has increased exposure, adoptive and foster homes, and monthly donations! The Animal Services Section is an organization that adopts out the dogs that they have taken in. Through theVenice Farmer’s Market, they have been able to increase the adoptions and find “forever homes” for their dogs!
All of these organizations, whether local restaurants, artists, or rescues, are a huge part of this incredible weekly event. Come out each Saturday from 8 PM until 12 PM in historic DowntownVenicee to be a part of this community experience.
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