Sparky accidentally got turned around the other day in downtown Sarasota and discovered a whole 'nuther side of Sarasota...A cutesy, artsy fartsy side...the "historic district" side of town. Lots of restaurants with outdoor cafe seating, cool shops, cool architecture, just a really neat part of the downtown area. Sparky saw this from the car, so she said, "HEY, ELDO! Let's go downtown on Saturday to the Farmers' Market and see some of these cool little places while we are there." Eldo is usually 90% OK with Sparky's activity director decisions, so we went there this morning.
Every Saturday, from 7:00--4:00 PM, thru mid April, over 70 vendors come--some with produce...It looked terrific and LOTs of it was organic... They come in with lots of other products as well. Homemade breads, pizza dough, health products, honeys, bakery goods, sweets, lots of plant nursery products, seafood, and more.....
The exploring is the best part, sometimes we buy, sometimes we don't, but Sparky sure was tempted! She usually will buy some type of food item. (Why does that not surprise me? wonders E.) Along wtih lots of good stuff to eat, there's entertainment. There was an excellent steel drums player there this morning....
There was a terrific violinist playing....He's for hire, he was GREAT!
There was a cool coffee cafe that was doing a booming business this morning. Little cafe tables up on top gave the customers a bird's eye view of the happenings down below....
You are lucky to have all that fresh produce so close and organic, wow! Looks like a beautiful day to get out and enjoy your gorgeous day.ReplyDelete
More fun in Sarasota!ReplyDelete
Love farmer's markets. Sarasota is definitely a cool little town.ReplyDelete
Just love checking out the local frame's markets, looks like a great day!ReplyDelete
I love steel drums. You'd probably have to drag me away from that.ReplyDelete
What a cool place to hang out on a warm day. Nice!ReplyDelete
Wish we would have known about this when we were there. I would love to have gone there. Looks really neat. I would be in heaven with all that fresh fruit and organic foods. The entertainers would have been really awesome to see.ReplyDelete