The Downtown Partnership took over control of the downtown Sarasota’s farmers market from the City Commission in September. Since then they have been in the process of expanding the market to State street to 10 -15 more vendors that focus on agriculture and green living. Right now there are 58 vendors that open up every Saturday morning at 7 am. along Lemon Avenue between 1st  street and State Street and pack up just after 1 pm.  The extra space on State street will not only allow for new lenders but also be the location of special events planned through out the year. 

More market news….look for…a bike rack, biodegradable plastic bags, reusable bags, cooking and craft demonstrations, cheese tastings, charity events and a new sitting area  to linger longer with your cup of java from the popular Java Dawg Coffee Bus.