Frequently Asked Questions

Customer parking:

Street parking: no time limit on Saturdays

State Street Parking Garage: 1538 State St, Sarasota, FL 34236. First three hours are free; after three hours you will be charged.

2nd Street Garage at Whole Foods: 1400 2nd St, Sarasota, FL 34236

The City has launched a “free” ride service, called i-Ride, to connect people with places in the downtown area. The i-Ride, by Gotcha, an eco-friendly connector of six passenger electric vehicles has begun operations by piloting a test program for the next two years.

For more information on city parking garages, please visit this link:

For more information on i-Ride, please visit this link:

Customers who bring dogs to the market need to follow these rules:

Dogs must be kept on a short, non-expandable leash. No exceptions.

Keep your dog under control and by your side at all times.

Keep dogs away from produce, plants and other food products. This means head and tail ends!

Your dog must be sociable to people and other dogs to earn the right to shop at the market.

Not everyone is a dog lover: Be considerate.

Come prepared to clean up after your dog!

In the past, although SFMV staff and volunteers have sought to address any violations of the dog policy or other problems with dogs, the market received a number of complaints from customers about problems with dogs, including dog quarrels, defecation and crowd and safety concerns, particularly on crowded market days. While other farmers markets in our area have banned dogs, we have opted instead to adopt a policy that seeks to accommodate all community members, including those who support dogs at the market and those who do not.

Service dogs will be allowed at all times in the market, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Sarasota Farmers Market hires the musicians for the market. If you are interested in playing at one of our markets, please contact Phil at 941-225-9256.