Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market Review. The market had a fantastic turnout of people on it’s return after nearly three years. People from the area and close around have endorsed the return with enthusiasm and excitement.
The market offers a wide variety of vendors with fresh farm produce, organic products, arts & crafts which includes local Siesta Key-Sarasota artist Lloyd Dobson,
spices & sauces and beverages and snacks to name a few of what you will see and enjoy as well as some live music.
Jen McCafferty is the owner of Jen’s MarketPlace and organizer of the Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market, Apollo Beach Farmers Market and The Largo Central Park Farmers Market. The Lakewood Ranch Main Street farmer’s market will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Lakewood Ranch is one of Southwest Florida’s most famous stretch of master-planned suburbia and covers the southeastern corner of Manatee County. Activity is everywhere and uniquely different from most communities. The Ranch does have a downtown entertainment district, which in this case lines and surrounds the aptly named Lakewood Main Street.
It’s where you will find these 20+ businesses offering everything from food and drink to surfboards and Hollywood films. On the first Friday night of every month you can come out and enjoy live music, dancing and much more on main street. Visitors to the pet friendly farmer’s market can also enjoy a bite to eat at picnic tables under umbrellas near the vendors, listen to guitar music from a local musician, and meet and mingle with the community.
Some of the local merchants lining up along the main street are American Shore Trading Company, Ana Molinari, Arts A Blaze Studio, Big Olaf Creamery, Ed’s Tavern, EL Lago Ranchero, Fannie May, Fast N Fresh, The Fish Hole, Hana Sushi Lounge, Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, MacAllisters Grill and Tavern, Main Street Bazaar, Main Street Trattoria, Paris Bistrot, Pastries By Design, Pinchers Crab Shack, Polo Grill and Bar, Station 400 and Vanessa Fine Jewelry. Hope I didn’t leave anyone out.
So come visit us at the Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market the last Saturday of the month from 10:00am to 2pm. We’ll see you there.