We sincerely hope this online source of Southwest Florida events helps you maximize your enjoyment of the Naples, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers area. Times, cost (if any), and dates subject to change or cancellation.
Fruits, vegetables, breads, quiche, brioche, pastas, sauces, jams, jellies, cakes, pies , pastries, cheeses, fresh crab, delicious prepared foods,orchids, flowers, plants, pottery, organic specialities, spices, fresh guacamole, fudge, stone crabs, smoked fish, hats, soaps, shell mirrors, woven coconut frond hats and baskets, homemade dog treats, colorful Kenyan weaves and much, much more can all be discovered at the Farmer’s Market.
Bring the family, bring the dog, ride your bikes there, remember the camera……..just go! There is live musical entertainment set up at the end of the row to add to the atmosphere. It’s great for people watching and you won’t leave empty handed. This event takes place every Saturday morning all year long behind Tommy Bahama in the public parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. The Farmer’s Market starts at 7:30 am and the vendors stay open until 11:30 am.
Some of the regular vendors are listed below (updated 10/10/15):
ANITAS GUACAMOLE – A “vegan power-punch” made only with fruits an vegetables selected at peak ripeness with no preservatives, dairy or additives of any kind – made the same way Great Grandma Anita used to make: a unique blend of peppers, tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices mixed into the superstar Hass avocado and elevated by a hint of citrus.
ANABELLE JOHNSON POTTERY – Local artist displays her wares.
ANGELA’S PASTA – Fresh and dry pasta, ricotta impastada, sauces, gluten free and organic pasta.
ARROWHEAD BEEF – Florida fresh grass fed beef, pork and chicken.
BAM GERMAN BAKERY – Artisan breads, pastries, cakes, and an assortment of other German delicacies. We went back to the basics, and all of our products are handcrafted, made fresh daily, and do not contain any additives or preservatives. We firmly believe in baking the difference with each of our quality products. BAM also provides fresh baked bread and pastries to some of the most distinguished restaurants in Southwest Florida.
BELLA MARIA CAFE – Bella Maria serves freshly made warm quiches, pastries such as napoleons, canolis and tartlets.
BLACK TULIP COFFEE – At Black Tulip Coffee we believe in sourcing the best quality single origin un-roasted “green” coffee beans from around the globe and roast them in small batches to bring out the flavors and nuances specific to the region from which the beans are from.
BLISS SUGAR FREE, FLOUR FREE MUFFINS – Muffins made with multigrains that are sugar free and flour free. Granola and more!
CALAMONDIN CAFE – Calamondin Cafe is the country’s only vertically integrated Calamondin Compan. We have commercialized a tart Florida heritage citrus with unique health benefits thanks to the use of the peel in all processing. We have a wide product range of delectables including cake, jam, our signature coulis, salt and introducing tea. Come sample and learn why after 1200 years of use by Florida’s grandmothers this miraculous fruit warranted its very own company.
CHEZ BOET – Join in on some lively French conversation while you’re waiting for an authentic French quiche or a traditional Brittany crepe. Our French market offers: Made-from-scratch French quiches, warm buckwheat crepes (with ham, cheese and egg), sweet crepes filled with jam or Nutella, French Grey Sea Salt and Fleur de Sel packaged in French fabric bags, authentic French condiments, Chez Boet’s famous Pate Maison, Pays Basque specialties, among other hard to find authentic French fare.
COLLIER COUNTY UNIVERSITY EXTENSION – Collier County University Extension outreach booth was specifically designed to provide urban market goers with timely topical and non-threatening exposure to the resources available through the University of Florida (UF) IFAS Extension county office. This booth is manned by UF Extension Faculty and Certified Master Gardeners, who are available to answer questions, provide plant diagnostics, identification and program schedules.
CORDOBESITA ARGENTINEAN CATERING, LLC. – From the flavored pasta frola and the traditional alfajor de maicena to the beef, ham&cheese or spinach &cheese empanadas, our food has attracted many customers at the Farmers Market. The main ingredient in all our cook is “Love” combined with other good ingredients like organic ground beef, organic spinach, organic chimichurri and Ham with no nitrates.
CRONUTS – We have 3 varieties (flavors) of Kronutz, which are a cross between croissant and doughnut. Croissant dough, made from scratch, is mixed, folded and rolled out and cut into the doughnut shape. Then they are deep fried.
DAVID & JENNY BURD – Tropical fruit, dehydrated fruit, jams, chutneys, local raw honey, small fruit trees on request.
DUTCHKINZ® – Delicious Traditional Dutch Delights™ like “Poffertjes” or Poffers™ we call them here at Dutchkinz®. These are bite-size puffed-up pancakes that are always made Fresh with our unique style of in-house batters. In addition to our Poffers™ we make the Traditional Dutch “Oliebol” or Dutch beignets, Appelflappen or Apple Fritters.
EAT MORE DIRT WORM FARM – Worm castings are produced by earthworms and are the purest most natural form of plant food. Worm castings can naturally improve the look and health of your plants, stimulate flowering & fruiting and produce larger harvests. They also help eliminate pests & diseases naturally. Locally owned.
ELDRIDGE ROLLE PRODUCE – Fresh, local produce.
EPIPHANY BAKERY – Paleo and gluten free breads and cookies.
FARMER MIKE PRODUCE – Fresh, local produce from Bonita Springs. Farmer Mike also has a U-Pick Farm.
FIRE AND RICE PAELLA – Paella is a one-of-a-kind catering company which is turning the art of cooking paella into dinner and a show. Working with gigantic three to five-foot paella pans, Chef Paul Schmidgall serves as both the chef and the evenings entertainment. At the market he cooks up his chicken & sausage paella on site and when Fire & Rice caters your event they will prepare their signature mix paella which includes chicken, sausage, calasparra rice, organic stock, imported saffron, white fish, clams, mussells, jumbo shrimp with peas and lemon. Chef Paul has been serving Naples residents and their guests for over 20 years.
FOOD & THOUGHT ORGANIC MARKET – Fresh, local organic produce.
GATORBAIT HOMEMADE ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS – We specialize in salsas, spicy pepper jellies, chow chow, pepper , zucchini, corn relishes, chili sauce, organic blueberries, strawberries, black cherries, candied pineapples, lychees and mango ginger jam. We also make flavored cream cheeses, muffuletta, chicken salad and cater special dinner needs. Gatorbait’s mission is to provide the highest quality products available using fresh local ingredients at the peak of ripeness.
GET WILD SEAFOOD – Get Wild Seafood provides hook & line wild Alaskan king salmon and coho salmon, halibut and black cod. Julie will share recipe’s as well as educate on benefits to eating wild vs farmed, frozen vs fresh. Her passion for this precious resource is easily felt so stop by and get some wild fish!
G-MAMA’S FLORIDA JELLY – G-Mama makes her mouth-watering jelly in her own kitchen. Her homemade products feature natural Florida fruits, some from her own backyard. Try G-Mama’s Mango Pomegranate, Strawberry Tangerine, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Watermelon, Muscadine, Coconut Lime, Key Lime and other fabulous flavors. No additives, preservatives or unnatural ingredients. Just homemade goodness.
GODDESS I AM BOTANICALS & ADORNMENTS – Goddess I Am sells Fair Trade African Baskets from Africa. These make wonderful market shopping bakets and beach carry-alls. We also sell Artisian Healing Gemstone Jewelry using semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals. Most of our jewelry is handmade by Beth Brown Rinella and is designed to allow the beauty of the stones to shine through.
GOURMANDISE – French Macaroons.
HARVEST SOUPS – Terry Banks offers a variety of gourmet hot & cold soups. The menu varies depending on the harvest of the local vegetables. All her soups are low salt and gluten free. New to the diversified menu are Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth and Slow cooked Chicken Broth.
IDEAS IN BLOOM – Flowers, plants and bouquets.
INYONI FARM – Inyoni Farm is a 5-acre organic farm (USDA Certified), located in Naples. Nick Batty grows a variety of vegetables, including tons of greens which are picked fresh the day before the market.
JAN’S PRODUCE – An assortment of fuits and vegetables.
JIMMY’S JAVA – Cold pressed espresso.
JUICELATION – Juicelation is a local and organic, cold-pressed juice company with a passion for sustainability and community. We take pride in crafting the most nutritious juices, from the purest produce of our environment. Our cold-pressed extraction method is unique because we do not heat or treat our juice. It preserves the living enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, and has a shelf life of 72 hours. No chemicals, hormones, or additives, just pure juice! We offer individual pressed juices, six pack samplers, and juice cleanses. Our juice is available for weekly pick up at the farmer’s markets or our kitchen location, and also for delivery.
LAKONIA GREEK – Herbs and Olive Oil.
LAURIE ALLMENGER, CHEF – Chef Laurie sells raw zucchini spaghetti squash, zucchini sandwiches and pizzas, breakfast tarts of eggs & zucchini, zucchini fritatas and breakfast bars. Chef Laurie makes and bottles her “Secret Sauce” which has 25 organic herbs, blended with olive and canola oil.
LISA’S GLUTEN FREE BAKERY – Providing delicious, high-quality baked goods to the gluten-free community. We pride ourselves on using the very best ingredients, local and organic whenever possible. We use only organic or grass fed butter, milk, cream, and eggs. Muffins, scones, breads, popovers, and so much more are available for your enjoyment
MARLENE SALE – Cypress knees, handmade cutting boards, cypress door mats, cypress wood bowls, colorful bees wax candles, cypress toaster tongs and oven push/pulls. Also available are loofahs and gourds grown by Marlene.
MISTER CRAB CAKES – Mister Crab Cakes offers an old traditional recipe of a Maryland crab cake. Our crab meat is flown in each week from Baltimore,were we hand make each crab cake for our customers using a Jumbo Lump Crab meat. We are not sold in any restaurants are stores, but you may order them for party’s and other functions. So stop by and see us at the 3rd street Naples Farmers Market.
NAPLES BUTTERFLY – Butterfly plants.
NAPLES CITRUS – Locally grown oranges and grapefruits.
NAPLES POPCORN COMPANY & TROPICAL TAFFY – Watch the KETTLE CORN get popped fresh at the Market! It is bagged hot, locking in all of the delicious flavor. Delightful! Pick up a bag to take to a game, party, school or snack. We use a special corn grown for a magic, giant pop! Cooked in 0% tans fat corn oil, sugar and salt. Tropical Taffy Naples brings back childhood memories with fresh-pulled saltwater taffy. Flavors available are key lime, banana, mango, tangerine, pina colada and mojito.
NINAS NATURALS – For nearly ten years, Nina’s Naturals has been slicing up fresh loaves of fabulously fragranced glycerin soap for Farmers Market customers. Nina never skimps on essential oils, local honey and other natural soap enhancers. Holiday-themed soaps and exfoliating loofah scrubbers are available. A top seller is Ninas’ exciting Men’s Blend which features essential oils of fir needle, lime and bergamot as well as vetyver, musk and just a pinch of patchouli. Custom blends can be provided with free area delivery.
OLD WORLD MARKET – A family-owned Gourmet and Wine store in Naples, Florida. We offer the best quality and variety of olives, Greek and Italian EVOO from Kalamata and Puglia and our home made tapenade prepared fresh every Saturday morning by Chef GeorgiO. We also have fresh feta cheese and homemade Pepperonata-delicious combination of roasted peppers, eggplants and tomatoes.vSo when you are at the Market look for the Old World Olive card with the hand-painted clay pots and say hi to us -Alex,Chef GeorgiO, Moe and Tim. We promise that you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a full bag of goodies.
ONCE UPON A BEAN-ARTISIAN CHOCOLATE – Our specialties are our Chocolate Barks … we’ve created chocolate barks that intrigue and surprise, chocolate barks that both start and stop conversations, chocolate barks that combine a variety of unique flavor pairings that tantalize and excite the senses. Additionally, we offer other chocolate creations such as our Moose Traks, Mallow Pops, Turtles, T’ings, Haystacks, Cacao Nibs and our ever addictive White Chocolate covered Popcorn all of which are created utilizing the very same exquisite Venezuelan Chocolate that you’ve grown to love with our barks. Our Truffles, crafted in the French Tradition are available during the Holidays and don’t forget to ask about our Gift Baskets. For those that are interested in a real conversation piece, our dried Cacao Pods will be available for sale this year so that you can enhance your home décor.
OPA GREEK – Mediterranian and Middle Eastern Foods.
P & J NUTS R US – P & J Nuts is a Veteran-owned business. We offer a variety of nuts, edible seeds and dried fruit. We make our own energy bars and granolas some of which are gluten free, paleo, vegan and no sugar added.
PIERRE & HARRY LLC – Pierre & Harry is a Naples, Florida-based, pearl-and-gemstone jewelry company founded in 2009 by mother-and-daughter team, Martha and Elizabeth Cullen Talton. We’ve drawn from our Southern roots, our extensive travels and living experiences abroad, as well as our close, personal relationships with the growers/suppliers of pearls and gems in the Far East, to design and create a magnificent collection of women’s jewelry — everything from the pearl wardrobe basics to heirlooms pieces. Classic or avant-garde, subtle or bold, dazzling or discreet, CLASSIC or COLLECTION, each piece of jewelry by Pierre & Harry displays that excellence and style which transcend cultures, oceans, generations and time.
STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK BAGELS – Straight from New York Bagels is without question the best bagel outside NY. Bagels, cream cheese, hot breakfast sandwiches, nova lox, whitefish salad, black & white cookies, linzatarts, ruglach, muffins and rainbow cookies.
SEATHINGZ – Starfish and Sea Urchin Nature Candles will surely light up the market with unique, natural, local and handmade shell oil lamps and LED lamps.
SUE YEE TOKYO SUSHI & FRESH VEGETABLES – Locally grown Chinese and Japanese vegetables, sushi and steamed dumplings.
TOP DOG KITCHEN – Naturally Good Dog Treats. All of our treats are made with the “human touch” of carefully crafted dedication. Never mass produced, never automated. It is important to us that we produce consistent, quality products because we know it’s important and what matters to you and your pets. Choose from our healthy, holistic line of 100% pure jerky treats and our TDK Gourmet line of grass-fed & grass-finished treats. Or, try our corn, wheat & soy free baked treats made at our shop! We also carry Mother Nature’s USA antler chews and our Naples artisan made Clean Canine Collection spa line. ***WE ONLY USE USA & USDA MEATS***
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