March 7th, 2015 – Farmers Market

Arts & Artisans Day

Blissful Essence Handmade Scented CandlesIt is the first weekend of the month which means it’s that time again for the CSFM Arts & Artisans weekend when we host some of the areas most talented artists and artisanal producers. We will have ceramics, wood crafts, hand-made soaps, locally made bath and body products, jewelry, and more.  As usual, our artisan day music will be provided by Bob Kraemer.

Talking With Your Mouth Full

Recorded Interview with Todd UnderhillThis past Monday market managers Todd Underhill and Christopher Austin joined Marco Ciceron at WSLR community radio for the trial run of “Talking With Your Mouth Full” (TWMF). TWMF will be a series of conversations with Todd, Christopher, Marco, and other area experts focusing on issues of food, farms, farming, farmers markets, and anything involving agriculture.

The show will be approximately 30 minutes long starting at 10:30am. The next 2 discussions are scheduled for Mondays, March 16th and March 30th.  We hope you join us.  You can listen online at WSLR.org.

The Country Comes To Town

goats2Next week’s market on March 14th will be the second instalment of our collaboration with the Old Miakka Farmers Market. The Miakka market shuts down for one weekend and heads to the city to set up with us! Miakka market manager Glenna brings her goats and Mr. Darcy the turkey.  Kids can pet the goats and mr. Darcy provided he let’s them 🙂  The first collaboration was a huge success and we look forward to working with our Miakka friends again.  We hope to see you there!

Health & Wellness

The 3rd weekend of every month we are planning a Health and Wellness weekend when we invite health professionals (massage, nutrition, traditional medicine, herbology, etc) to participate in our little market. It will be a good opportunity to network, meet people, develop new clientele, and participate in a community farmers market. The rent is only $30 per weekend.

If you are a health/wellness professional, or know one, and would like to explore participating in the Central Sarasota Farmers Market, please contact us so we can arrange a conversation.

Sun Screen

The weather is starting to get sunny and warm again. Remember to protect your skin when you visit the farmers market with a sunscreen.