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Farmers Market in/near Anna Maria

magiesmom Oct 17, 2010 02:19 PM

One of the only things we liked about Sanibel was the excellent Farmers' Market. We have decided to vacation again in Anna MAria instead but when we were last there 5 years ago the food scene was not great, especially for shopping for vegetables and fruit. Is there perhaps a farmers market we did not find, or is new? Or any other great places to buy food to cook in our house?

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  1. Veggo RE: magiesmom Oct 18, 2010 06:31 AM

    There is a farmers market at the Red Barn flea market in Bradenton on weekends. I like the small farmers market in Palmetto on 301, about 1/3 mile before I-75, although you may not want to drive that far.
    For fresh fish, Star Fish and A.P. Bell are a must, in Cortez Village just across the bridge from AMI.

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      douglasalan RE: magiesmom Nov 2, 2010 07:31 AM

      try Geraldson's on 17th off of 75th in Bradenton.they are a local farmer plus buy from other farmers
      or go to connies on cortea ave in Cortez all local fresh veggies

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        magiesmom RE: douglasalan Nov 2, 2010 03:40 PM

        Thank you, what's your favorite bakery around there?

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        laurie RE: magiesmom Nov 2, 2010 07:14 PM

        While it's a bit of a drive, I highly recommend the Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Pete. It's one of the biggest markets in the Southeast. There are at least two local farms that sell fresh-picked organic produce. You'll also find fresh fish, meats, cheeses, baked goods, citrus, and a variety of other food products made locally. Add interesting crafts, some good food vendors and live music, and you have a festive market that's a destination in and of itself. I make the 30-minute drive (from Clearwater) at least twice a month during the season.

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          magiesmom RE: laurie Nov 2, 2010 07:20 PM

          Sounds wonderful,Laurie but we have only a week, Sat to Sat.

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