A Saturday morning tradition since 1979, the Sarasota Farmers Market continues to be one of the most popular farmers markets in the Suncoast region. Our charitable mission is to create a social opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and interact, to bring foot traffic to downtown Sarasota sustaining the economic viability of the entire downtown area, and to provide a venue for other not-for-profit organizations benefiting Sarasota. Inherent in our charitable mission is educating consumers and sharing knowledge about the products and services of local farmers, local businesses, and local artisans.
The Sarasota Farmers Market has received many awards, both locally and nationally:
- Southern Living Magazine listed the Sarasota Farmers Market as one of the number one farmers markets in Florida.
- We received Edible Sarasota’s Local Hero award for the best farmers market in the area.
- We are the Nattie Award winner from Natural Awakenings of Sarasota Readers.
As a market, we are unique in many ways. One way being that we are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. And, over the last decade, we have supplied complimentary space to over 100 other local non-profit organizations. This service is part of our mission to create an opportunity for their organizations to not only raise funds, but also provide community outreach and increase their service capacity.
Now, we are seeking the support of our local business community to keep this Market strong.
We invite you to become a sponsor. Sponsors support economic benefits to our local community by:
Directly supporting local and sustainable agricultural farmers.
Increasing access to local, healthy, and sustainably grown food and goods produced by local artisans.
The Multiplier Effect: dollars spent locally stay in our community and stimulate our local economy.
An increase in dollars spent in local businesses on Market days and beyond.
Continuing investment in Sarasota’s vibrant and unique downtown area.
A unique and dynamic set of promotional, marketing, and partnership opportunities
Our social media following is unmatched, and when you partner with the Market, you have support from our Marketing team and access to our responsive and engaged followers:
Instagram: 17.7k followers, 31k monthly reach
Facebook: 21.3k followers, 37k monthly reach
E-Newsletter: 7k subscribers, 30% open rate
Your support is critical to our mission. Let’s partner together to make this Market – and your business – the best it can be!