Friday, January 31, 2014

One More Reason To Visit Charlotte County, Florida: Punta Gorda Farmers Market on Saturday

Posted by Lynette Henk at 6:45 PM


Don't Miss the Farmers Market!

If you have not shopped the farmers market in your local area, you may be missing out on some of the best healthy food options out there.  

For those local or visiting Southwest Florida, you will definitely want to make a visit to the Punta Gorda Farmers Market on Taylor Street across from the historic Charlotte County Courthouse on Saturday. 

Located close to I-75 making it an easy drive from Sarasota, North Port, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral and Fort Myers, you will want to take the time while traveling to stop by downtown Punta Gorda.  If you are looking to make a day of it, be sure to include the quaint Fishermens Village shopping mall and marina.

There are numerous vendors with fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh breads and pastries, artists, Xocai healthy chocolate, kettle corn, landscaping plants and so much more at the Punta Gorda farmers market.  Not only can you find unusual items, it is honestly just a lot of fun.  Obviously many agree because the market is always bustling with people.  I especially love that you can watch artists create masterpieces at the market and there is always music playing plus I can always be sure to find something unique to bring home as well.  New this year, the market now takes EBT so everyone can access the freshest fruits and vegetables!  (Simply go to the cheese booth to get your EBT coins)

In Punta Gorda, the Farmers Market is year round.  

Hours in winter season (through May) are 8 am to 1 pm, summer season hours are 8 am to noon.

According to the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce site, the Punta Gorda Farmers Market was "Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the USA, we have a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French bakery, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettle corn, coffee beans and drinks, native and exotic plants. The Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning tradition, adding more vendors weekly.  There is always live entertainment."

Take the time to stop by your local farmers market.  You will love it!




Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce: http://www.puntagordachamber.com/index.php?subcat=412

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