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. Fruits, vegetables, breads, quiche, brioche, pastas, sauces, jams, jellies, cakes, pies , pastries, cheeses, fresh crab, delicious prepared foods,orchids, flowers, plants, pottery, organic specialties, 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.
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Some of the regular vendors are listed below:
ANITA’S GUACAMOLE – Anita’s Guacomol is 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.
BAMBOO CAFE – Bamboo Cafe offers freshly made authentic French Crepes, French quiches, pates, tapanades, cornichons & French grey sea salt.
BELLA MARIA CAFE – Serves freshly made warm quiches, pastries such as napoleons, canolis and tartlets.
BLISS SUGAR-FREE, FLOUR-FREE MUFFINS – Muffins made with multigrains that are sugar free and flour free. Granola and more!
BUCCA BONES – Homemade doggie treats & biscuits.
CAPTAIN KIRK’S SEAFOOD – A local fish and seafood purveyor with a retail store just off of Fifth Avenue South. They set up a tent for the Farmer’s Market to offer some of their specialties such as smoked fish, stone crabs, blue crabs, and dips.
CATHY’S HERBS & BOTANICALS– Cathy’s Herbs and Botanicals, self-described apothecary. Cathy sells potpourris and teas along with fresh & dried herbs, spice blends, sachet bags, and fragrance oils. She grows with organic fertilizer and prefers pots to the ground.
CHEZ BOET – Chez Boet French Home Cooking restaurant serves a little slice of France each Saturday at the Third Street South Farmers Market. 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.
COMFORT SISTERS – Fresh greens and vegetables deserve fresh salad dressing! Each week, Personal Chef Lynn Novo prepares delicious, from-scratch salad dressings at the Comfort Sisters booth. Favorites include Skinny Goddess, Ginger Wasabi, Buffalo Girl Blue Cheese. and the best-selling Fresh Apple Vinaigrette. You can also pick up prepared salads and dips such as Mediterranean Chicken Salad and Creamy Chipotle Dip. There’s something new and delicious every week, so be sure to stop by for a taste!
DAVID & JENNY BURD – Tropical fruit, dehydrated fruit, jams, chutneys, local raw honey, small fruit trees on request.
DUTCH TREATS – Louisa Tumelaire provides assorted cookies, assorted tortes, tomato mozzarella tart and other delights.
EAST FORK ORCHIDS – Owner Ted Wuschke started Eastfork Orchids in 1988 as a garden center, but eventually focused exclusively on orchids.
FRENCH BREAD OVEN – Local French Bakery offering artisianal breads, brioches, breakfast pastries and cookies.
FUDGE KETTLE – Manufacturing fudge since 2003. Our gourmet fudge is made with the finest and freshest ingredients. The appearance promises quality, the taste guarantees it. We also proudly carry products from Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant: Randy’s “famous” Key Lime Pies and Randy’s Lobster Dip.
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.
GODDESS I AM BOTANICALS & ADORNMENTS – Sells Fair Trade African Baskets from Ghana. These baskets are washable, re-shapeable and some can be folded. I also make Natural Stone Healing Jewelry using semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals. I have new baskets and jewelry every week. Stop by! Handmade organic lotion, body butter, facials and sea salt scrubs are made to order for your individual skin type.
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. Most are vegetarian and some weeks she may offer a meat-based soup.
HOLY CANNOLI – Traditional Sicilian handmade cannoli, Italian cookies, biscotti, Italian egg bread, foccacia, rice balls, eggplant caponatta and potato & red onion salad. All products of Holy Cannoli are handcrafted and authentic, honest Italian cuisine, baked to order, using all natural ingredients.
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.
JACQUIES JAMMING – Jacquie’s Jamming began in St. Croix in the early ’90s. Now in Naples, Jacquie creates fantastic jams, chutneys, salsas and marmalades from locally grown fruit with no added preservatives.
JIM HAWKO FRUITS – Locally grown mangoes, avocados, star fruit, malabar chestnuts, macadamia nuts, jack fruit, mulberries, wampi, sopodilla, pitoma cherries, apples, bananas, pineapples, papaya & grapefruit.
JIMMY P’S MEATS & BUTCHER SHOP – Family-owned and operated business specializing in USDA prime meats, Kobe beef, pork, poultry, lamb, veal, and oven ready gourmet items.
JUBILEE HANDMADE SOAPS – Tricia Aldridge makes her soaps from all-natural vegetable-based ingredients including olive, palm and coconut oils, shea butter and goat milk resulting in a gentle soap. Many of the soaps are scented with essential oils or body-graded fragrances. They are great for people with allergies and skin conditions.
ANDE’S WALKING FRUIT – A selection of local fresh fruit served up in 16oz. cups. Care is taken to provide fruit items in season and from local producers in the Immokalee area. Fruit cups can be eaten on the run or packaged to take home for a quick fruit salad.
KETTLE CORN – 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.
MARLENE SALE – Cypress knees, handmade cutting boards, cypress door mats, colorful bees wax candles, cypress toaster tongs and oven push/pulls. Also available are loofahs and gourds grown by Marlene.
MARY’S PRODUCE – Local vegetables and fruit.
NANA’S PANTRY – Home-made styled breads, muffins, cupcakes, and other scrumptious items, with flavors that will bring you back to your childhood at Grandma’s house!
NAPLES BUTTERFLY – Mike and Jackie Malloy own Naples Butterfly and sell butterfly garden plants and butterfly art. Stop by with your gardening questions and Mike will be happy to give you advice on how to start and maintain a butterfly garden. Mike is well known around Naples gardening circles and is known as the “Butterfly Man.”
NAPLES CITRUS – Locally grown oranges and grapefruits.
NAPLES PASTA COMPANY – Fresh & dried pasta, fresh mozzarella, pizza dough.
NANCY MERCER – Silk flower arrangements & quilts.
NATASHA ROLDAN – Soy candles.
NINA’S 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 Nina’s 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.
OLTIMES GERMAN BAKERY – Oltimes German Bakery has been in business for 31 years. All of the products are made from scratch and include all natural, no sugar, no dairy or preservatives. White bread, rye, all grain and sourdough, french pretzels, croissants, danish, strudel, cinnamon rolls and bear claws.
PAM BROWN PRODUCE – In the tradition of Pam’s great grandfather, Pam “carts” her neighbors produce to the market, carrying forth four generations of tradition in a pioneer Immokalee family.
PAT FRANCIS – Pat Francis makes custom-made shell mirrors, wreaths, candle rings, night lights and shell jewelry. Pat will make custom mirrors or wreaths to your specifications.
PIERRE & HARRY – Fresh water pearl jewelry.
RALPH’S SEAFOOD – Local seafood company based in Fort Myers Beach. Gulf pink shrimp, black grouper, snapper, clams, oysters, squid and much more.
SEA SALT RESTAURANT – Holy Cannoli by Elene Betulia works in affiliation with Sea Salt Restaurant and the Sea Salt Market Table . Sea Salt Restaurant offers sea salts from around the world, extra virgin olive oil, organic Italian grains, and pasta, aged balsamic vinegars and Fior di Latte Bufala Mozzarela.
THE SAUCE LADY – Ella Vivonetta, the Sauce Lady, has over 30 years of Fine Dining & Catering experience. She chooses traditional Italian favorite entrees prepared from scratch to bring authentic old Sicilian Cuisine to the market. Lots of locals know about The Sauce Lady and are regular customers year in and year out.
STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK BAGELS – 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.
TONY’S OFF THIRD – Hot coffee and pastries.
TOM BACKMAN CHEESES
TOP DOG KITCHEN – We are pawsitive that your pets – both dogs and cats – will enjoy Top Dog Kitchen’s “boutique” freshly baked and dehydrated treats. All of them are corn, wheat & soy free and are made with absolutely NO added animal fats, salts, dyes, sugars or preservatives. We also carry a full line of 100% pure, made in Florida, USDA dehydrated jerky treats that include Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast, Chicken Livers, Beef, Lamb and Yummy Yammies Sweet Potatoes and have no seasonings or preservatives.
WORDEN FARM – Worden Farm is an 85-acre certified organic family farm in Southwest Florida founded and run by Chris & Eva Worden. The Farm produces over 50 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers, without conventional pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. sustainable, ecological techniques are used to conserve resources and protect soil and water resources, wildlife and human health.
WOVEN WONDERS – Nancy Weeks sells original handwoven baskets.
SUE YEE – Locally grown Chinese and Japanese vegetables, sushi and steamed dumplings.
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