6 Must-Visit Farmers’ Markets On Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island has a long history of local, organic produce and the city celebrates the heritage with farmers’ markets. You can find almost anything you could want here, including seasonal fruits, freshly baked goods and the most-amazing seafood baskets.
Come visit to see all that the Anna Maria Island farmers’ markets have to offer.
- Beach Market
Date & Time: Every Sunday, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Located right on Coquina Beach, this farmers’ market offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Chow down on delectable seafood, sourced fresh from Florida’s waters, as you watch the stunning sunset.
Like jewelry? You can find many stalls with local handmade jewelry, handstitched clothes, and organic soaps. The easiest way to get here is to use the Anna Maria Trolley Service.
- Bridge Street Market
Date & Time: Every Sunday, 10:00AM-3:00PM
This farmers market brings to visitors the best of both worlds – food and art. Walk the rows and you’ll find both food vendors and artists selling their sculptures and paintings.
- Central Sarasota Farmers’ Market
Months: All Year
Date & Time: Every Saturday, 8:00AM-1:00PM
This market can be found inside the parking lot of the Sarasota County Technical Institute. This market, in particular, is home to a majority of Sarasota’s famous food trucks. From hamburgers to ice creams to ethnic cuisine, you’ll find it all here.
- Downtown Sarasota Farmers’ Market
Months: All Year
Date & Time: Every Wednesday 10:00AM-2:00PM, Every Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM
Started over 30 years ago, this farmers market packs a lot of history – both culinary and local. You won’t be surprised to find some of the oldest stalls and some of the most reputed vendors here. Freshly baked rolls, locally-sourced meat, organically-grown veggies, and local handicrafts all have space here. There is also a stall where you can get your kitchen knives sharpened.
- Phillipi Farmhouse Market
Date & Time: Every Wednesday, 9:00AM-2:00PM
One of the most unique farmers’ markets on Anna Maria Island. Phillipi Farmhouse Market sells highly-sustainable products, organic,100% natural meats. All items are sold straight from the grower to you, so you will meet the real hands behind the your food.
- Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market
Date & Time: Every Saturday, 9:00AM-2:00PM
This is one of the most entertaining farmers’ markets on the Island. Farmers, chefs, artists, musicians, and performers come together to provide visitors a multisensory experience. You can purchase the freshly-prepared food and learn how to cook your latest purchase from one of the many reputed chefs who set up culinary classes here.
Upcoming farmers’ markets on the island
Anna Maria Island will host multiple farmers’ markets this year. All of the above farmers’ markets will run as scheduled along with the Beach’n Food Truck and Music Festival on April 13.
Where to stay when here?
Looking for a comfortable place to stay on Anna Maria Island? Contact Sato Real Estate to book your stay at one of the many fully-equipped and comfortable beach-side rentals on the Island.
Call Sato Real Estate at (941) 778-7200 or shoot us a quick email for more information.