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Farmer’s Markets On and Off Anna Maria Island

Farmer’s Markets, who doesn’t love them? I know I sure do! Below you will find some great information on a few of our local Farmer’s Markets.

Anna Maria Island:

  • Bridge Street Market (107 Bridge St. in Bardenton Beach):
    The outdoor Bridge Street Market runs every Sunday, November – April, form 10AM – 3PM. This Bradenton beach tradition is a great place to find local artwork, jewelry, produce, and live music.
  • Coquina Beach Market (2650 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, Florida):
    The beach market at Coquina Beach takes place two days of the week, Sundays and Wednesdays. The Sunday market starts in November and is held every Sunday through July. While the Wednesday market takes place December – April or May. Both last from 10AM – 4PM. This is the only beach farmers market in the area, so don’t miss out. The Coquina Beach market is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Dogs are NOT allowed within Coquina Park. Stop by to find some great food, fresh produce, purses, pottery, and more!

Bradenton

  • Bradenton Farmers’ Market (Old Main Street/ 12th St W.):
    The Bradenton Farmers Market in Downtown Bradenton is hosted every Saturday in October through May, from 9AM – 2PM. This farmers market is very popular with the community and is a great way to start your Saturday. Fresh produce, live upbeat music, free activities for the family, etc. On the 3rd Saturday of each month during the farmers market season, they do “Mainly Art”, where local artists/craftsmen display and sell their work.
  • Red Barn Flea Market (1707 1st St.):
    At this market everyone in the family is sure to find something they want. The Red Barn Flea Market is located about 25-30 minutes away from Anna Maria Island. But the drive is worth it, and its bound to be a few hours of shopping and walking. This Market has over 600 vendors! Out of the 145,000 sq.ft area, 80,000 sq. ft. is indoor and air-conditioned. The indoor area includes shopping, fresh produce, entertainment, and a food court. Trust me, the Red Barn Flea Market is worth a visit while you’re in the area!

Sarasota:

  • Sarasota Farmers’ Market (Main St. & Lemon Ave.):
    Established in 1979, the Sarasota Farmers Market continues to carry the tradition of providing the community with plants, local produce, prepared foods, and artisans. With 80 vendors, there is quite a bit to check out here. Rain or shine, the Sarasota Farmers Market is open all year round, from 7AM – 1PM. This market is about 40-45 minutes away form AMI, though because this market is held earlier in the day, traffic shouldn’t be an issue.

 

Want more ideas on what to do in the local area, check out some of our other blogs, including; Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Myakka River State Park, and Fun Children Attractions near AMI .

 

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Bridge Street Market in Bradenton Beach

Located in Bradenton Beach is the Bridge Street Market! This event takes place every Sunday in November through April, from 10AM – 3PM. It is a wonderful way to get out and see some great local vendors and their creations! Enjoy delicious food, listen to some great local musicians, and purchase some beautiful locally made jewelry, art, and more.

Bridge Street Market
107 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach
For more information call: 215-906-0668

While you’re there, check out some of the awesome restaurants and shops located on Bridge Street, including: Bridge Street Bistro, Blue Marlin Grill, Bridge Street Bazaar, and many more!

 

 

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The Anna Maria Island Coquina Beach Market!

The Coquina Beach Market on Anna Maria Island takes place two days a week. From 10am – 4pm every Sunday in November – July, and from 10am – 4pm  every Wednesday in December – May. The market is a great place to find island treasures. From fresh produce, arts and crafts, to jewelry and apparel and everything in between!
Remember! Tough this market is a beach market, it is still wheelchair and stroller accessibly. Also, there are NO pets allowed in Coquina Park.

Ride the free Anna Maria trolley to Coquina Beach or there is plenty of free parking. Be sure to grab a cold refreshment from the Coquina Café located right by the market. They serve breakfast and lunch daily and now have beer and wine for sale.  Also, you can enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches which are just a stroll from the market! You won’t want to miss this fun outdoor market!

Beach Market at Coquina Beach:
2650 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach

 

For more great, local farmer’s markets, check out our blog; Farmer’s Markets On and Off Anna Maria Island.

 

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Anna Maria Island Grocery Shopping at Publix

Publix Grocery store located in Holmes Beach, FLAnna Maria Island has many shopping stores however Publix is largest “chain” grocery store we have on the island is located in Holmes Beach.  It’s very close to the public beach and there is plenty of other shopping nearby.  CVS, Walgreens, ACE Hardware, Gift Shops, and restaurants are all very close.  Of course the free trolley has a stop just outside the grocery store.

Publix is like most grocery stores but maybe a little smaller than your local grocery store back home.  They have a full bakery, deli, fresh produce, and fresh fish.  You can pick up a last minute rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, pre-made deli cold salads, sushi, and a sub sandwich made fresh.

Anna Maria Island Publix
3900 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-5422
(941) 779-2712 FAX

If you are interested in accommodations within a walk away from Publix check out our website or here is a small list of vacation rentals we have within a walk from Publix.  Just a reminder the FREE trolley can get you to the grocery store from just about any location on Anna Maria Island…

4002 6th avenue, Holmes Beach, FL – 3/2 private home with heated pool
Sandy Point unit 207, Holmes Beach, FL – 2/2 condo with heated community pool
Sun Bow Bay unit 206, Holmes Beach, FL – 3/2 condo with tennis courts and community pool.