August 2021
Dear Community,

When you walk downtown on Saturday mornings, you are surrounded by a diverse and eclectic mix of Vendors. You can find everything from Middle Eastern foods to Argentinian empanadas to Japanese teas.

Also, as we come into season soon with larger crowds, this is just a gentle reminder that local COVID cases are on the rise again. While our sunny outdoor Market is a safer shopping option overall, we want to remind everyone to "romaine" home if you are sick or have flu-like symptoms, and please keep 6 feet "beet-ween" yourself and others. Let's work together to stay healthy!

See you Saturday!
Vendor Spotlight
Cuni Tuni offers Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and Eastern European food that will awaken and delight your taste buds. Owner Dana Takenova makes a wide variety of foods that can be eaten at the market or taken home to eat later. Her packaging size is perfect for a healthy school or work lunch. We've heard from parents that the chicken stew is great in a thermos in a kid's lunchbox!

Dana came to America in 2014 to improve her family's life and live her dream of cooking delicious authentic food for others. When she moved here from Kazakhstan she only had one suitcase. Instead of filling it with clothing, Dana chose to bring her one prized position, which is her cooking pot. This pot is where all the magical creations happen every week. Every single recipe is made with love and care by Dana, and you can taste it in the quality of her products.

Dana has an extensive menu for all diets (meat, vegan, vegetarian), and don't forget to grab a slice of her award winning carrot cake for dessert! To pre-order for pickup at the market, text message Dana at 302-465-4488 at least 48 hours in advance. You can also find Cuni Tuni products at SaraFresh during the week.

Cuni Tuni is located north of Main Street on Lemon Ave.
Craving matcha and other green teas this summer and having trouble finding them? The Market’s long time green tea vendor, Haraki Gordon Green Tea, has an abundance of tea from having their own tea farms in Japan. Haraki's matcha and other tea varietals are grown by family members and relations in Shizuoka, Japan. You'll find no preservatives, fillers, or sugars in these high quality teas.

In addition to Matcha, their Red Tea Powder (for anti-inflammatory & digestive support) and Kawane-cha (loose leaf Sencha) are now available. For those who prefer a low caffeine/macrobiotic option, they now have a great supply of Kuki-cha! 

When you shop locally with Harakai Gordon, you are building connections with direct resources to tea farmers in Japan. Quench your thirst and support small family business at the same time. 

Haraki Gordon Green Tea is located south of Main Street on Lemon Ave.
Featured Non-Profit
Newtown Alive is celebrating a recent vote by the City Commission to establish an African American Cultural Arts Center and History Museum. You can stop by their booth on Saturday to learn more about Newtown Alive's programming, resources, and local history tours.

Newtown Alive will be located on Lemon Avenue, South of Main Street (Space #72 on the map).
Science Saturday
Science Saturday is back with palm tree expert Jono Miller. Jono is a natural historian, educator, and activist who has worked to understand and protect wild places in Southwest Florida for 50 years. He is former director of the Environmental Studies Program at New College of Florida.

Science Saturday will be located on State Street between Sol Foodz and Dream Earth Bowls.
Entertainment this Week
You may recognize Jay Taylor from his family's longtime cattle ranch Circle 6. He recently moved back to the area after having spent 12 years in Nashville performing. He even made an appearance on NBC's The Voice a few years back. Since moving to “Music City” Jay has played in over 40 states and several of Nashville’s famous venues including Tootsies Orchid Lounge, 3rd and Lindsley, and live on famous WSM 650 A.M. He has opened for Jake Owen, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Dwight Yoakum. His original music has many elements of his own musical influences such as George Strait, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, even subtle hints of Motown and Southern Gospel can be heard.

Jay will be performing at the intersection of Lemon Ave and State St in front of The Mark entrance, 9:00am - 12:30pm.
This Week's Map
We appreciate your support!
Thank you for coming down each week to visit the market. Every purchase you make supports a local business.

You can find individual vendor contact information on our website.

From all of us here at the Sarasota Farmers Market: thank you for your patronage. We will see you on Saturday!