Economic Impact

Founded in 1979, the Sarasota Farmers Market is in the top 5% nationally in attendance with 10,000 average weekly visitors.

  • We help 50+ non-profits by offering free space.
  • Over 15,000 lbs of produce is donated per year.
  • The market offers affordable organic produce options.
  • 727 acres are used for local crop production.
  • Our produce is a 50 mile average distance to the market.
  • The average visitor spends $37.26 in added downtown spending.
  • 75% of market customers visit neighboring merchants.