The Farmer's Market
Punta Gorda is a top spot when it comes to tourist attractions and vacations. Besides having a great history, and lots of fun packed activities all centered in the beautiful city. Punta Gorda also provides an exceptional Downtown Farmers Market, which has proven to be a top choice and a must see attraction for tourists who intend to have a perfect vacation.
Voted the best small market in Florida and the 15th best in all of the US, the Downtown Farmers Market has been of high economic significance in the state. It’s permanent location which is at Taylor Street (between W. Olympia Ave. and Herald Ct.), has for years retained its culture of being full with different buyers and sellers coming from all over the world. Many say it’s a paradise for fisherman, boaters, sun-worshipers and shoppers alike.
The large number of vendors selling at the market offer a huge variety of products such as fruit and vegetables, dried fruit and nuts, Italian baked bread and pastries, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus fruit, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French baked bread and pastries, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettle corn, coffee beans and drinks, native and exotic plants, and most interesting of all, live entertainment. The farmers market is also known for its good value for money, and buyers who are willing to purchase more can receive increased sale bonuses.
Basic information about a market is never complete without knowledge of its opening times, and most likely the best time of the year to visit and shop. Opening weekly on Saturdays, the Downtown Farmers Market starts at 8:00 AM in the morning and goes on till 1:00 PM in the afternoon, with January being the best month to shop.
There are many vendors who love the tradition of selling at the farmer’s market again and again, such as The Pampered Chef, The Happy Pickle, Weil Farms, Fresh Catch Fish Co, Dr. Bill’s Savory Sauce, Grammies Cakes, Z Dogs, Lula Roe Clothes, Elena’s Italian Cuisine, Presto Pesto, Florida West – Jewelry, Sugar Island Cupcakes, Triska Studios, Donnamarie’s Feast, Punta Gorda Love – clothes and jewelry, and many more, all setting up in the market on a weekly basis. There is also live music from 9am to Noon, just to keep you entertained and happy. Many buyers have concluded the Downtown Farmers Market to be a unique facility, and an epitome of commercial tourist perfection.