Shrimp & Lobster Festival

The Shrimp & Lobster Festival is just around the corner.  We are excited to announce that it will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.


Shrimp and Lobster Fest 2015

January Music

January 24:

Jen & Ray

Lady Jazz

Eli & Anna


January 31:


Sarasota Jazz Project w/ The Empire Ballroom


Sarasota Jazz Project Feb 2014











Gingerbread Man Event


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Breaking News:

You can now enjoy the Sarasota Farmers Market twice a week!  Please see details below:

Market at Five Points

Labor Day Weekend

We are happy to have the Sarasota Jazz Project play the market once again!  They will be performing on Saturday, August 30th, 9am – Noon.

Jazz Labor Day

Market Poster Contest

Help support the Sarasota Farmers Market by voting for our posters in the first annual Farmers Market Coalition poster contest.  We have two entries from our vendors (Lyla Mitchell and Cheryl Gonsalves).  To officially vote for their posters please click on the Facebook links below and then click like!

This link is for Lyla Mitchell’s poster:

Poster Contest, SFM Lyla (resize)


This is the link for the poster Cheryl Gonsalves created:

Shrimp & Lobster 2014 Poster


Thank you for your support and ‘likes’ (votes)!

Now Open Until 1:00 PM All Year

New Hours 1PM

Shrimp & Lobster Fest

We are excited to announce our 4th Annual Shrimp and Lobster Festival.  It will be on July 5th, located in the First Church parking lot on State Street.


Shrimp & Lobster 2014 Poster

Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th

Mark it on your calendar:  Kick off Memorial Weekend with some fun, fabulous live music at the market.  Big Night Out will be performing from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!


BigNightOut Memorial Day 2014

Yoga at the Market, April 26th

This Saturday, April 26th, is our first official Yoga at the Market Day.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been attending our yoga since it first began or if this will be your first time to join us.  We’d love to have you!  Yoga is every Saturday at 8:30 AM in the grassy area by the mermaid fountain on S. Lemon.  For those participating in yoga, we will have a table set up with food from some of our vendors this Saturday.


Yoga Ad

UF Extension Adventures

Hi Everyone!  We are excited to have the UF Extension Adventures program at the market. This program launches this Saturday, April 19th, and will continue on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This is located in our Kids Area on S. Lemon by the mermaid fountain.  Bring your kids to the market and join us this Saturday!  Activities will be going on from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

This lively, interactive program will give youth of all ages the opportunity to learn about sustainable living, farming, and gardening in Sarasota County, especially exploring the relationship between local agriculture, our community and schools.

No registration required.  FREE.

Best of SRQ Local

Thank you Sarasota for voting us Best Farmers Market!

SRQ Winner

Manager’s Field Trip: Worden Farm

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Mindful Movement

We promote health is your wealth from your head to your toe.
We have exciting news to share with you about our Family & Kid Area at the Mermaid Fountain. Our mission is to provide opportunities for our community to learn, connect, move, and share in cultivating and sustaining well-being throughout the ages. We partner with community leaders who share their wisdom and provide a whole basket of “Health is Your Wealth” goods for the people, including: gardening/planting demonstrations for children, nutritional information for all, or specific populations, kid-friendly crafts such as coconut painting and more, as well as offering different forms of mindful movement classes for free (Yoga, Pilates, Nia, Ballroom Dancing, Marital Arts, Cross Fit, etc.) for all ages and people who visit the Sarasota Farmers Market. Come and be a part of your community’s place where we celebrate and promote ”health is your wealth”.

April 12, 2014

Sarasota Jazz Project Feb 2014

We are excited to have the 17-piece Sarasota Jazz Project perform for our Legacy of Valor Veterans Appreciation Day on April 12th. This will be located on the east end of State ST.

Manager’s Field Trip: SaraFresh Juice

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Manager’s Field Trip: Honeyside Farms

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Manager’s Field Trip: Nature’s Partner

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Manager’s Field Trip: The Blue Peony

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Veterans Appreciation Day

Legacy of Valor


Sarasota Farmers Market Honors Veterans with Veterans Appreciation Day

Veterans Appreciation Day at the Sarasota Farmers Market is part of Legacy of Valor, honoring service and sacrifice of veterans and their families


SARASOTA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2013) – The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market is hosting Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 19 as part of the Legacy of Valor, a campaign created by The Patterson Foundation to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.

The Downtown Market’s salute to Veterans will be a day filled with festivities beginning at 9 am and concluding at 1 pm. The event will feature a large tent with 10 non-profits that have missions geared toward helping veterans. There will also be a 17-piece Jazz band as well as a full schedule of events featuring local military organization’s, such as Sarasota Military Academy.

“The Sarasota Farmers Market is honored to take part in the Legacy of Valor campaign,” said Market Manager Phil Pagano. “The Veterans Appreciation Day event is meant to bring together local non-profits to help assist and make veterans aware of different organizations in the community that provide services to them. The entertainment we have put together is meant to provide a festive atmosphere to underscore that this really is meant as a day to celebrate the past and future contributions of veterans to our country.”

Legacy of Valor highlights a series of community-driven partnerships to create a tapestry of events that educate and focus the community toward honoring veterans and their families, inspiring patriotism and passing freedom on to others.

Veterans Appreciation Day at the Sarasota Farmers Market will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9 am at Lemon and Main in downtown Sarasota.

About Legacy of Valor

Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit 

Phil Pagano
Sarasota Farmers Market
(941) 225-9256