July 2021
Dear Community,

You know it's a Florida summer when the tropical storms arrive. Thankfully, Elsa was much milder than first anticipated. We will be open this Saturday, 7am - 1pm.

For those Market newbies, we are year round, rain or shine, so come downtown and enjoy a sunny Saturday with us. We'll have local musicians performing, a large variety of vendors, and you're sure to discover something new and unique each time you visit.
Vendor Spotlight
Visiting and want to take home something special to remind you of paradise? Qing's Fine Art has you covered. Qing loves to paint everything beautiful that she sees. Marine life and scenery are her favorites themes, and that's why she moved to Sarasota last year. Her main mediums are oil, acrylic, and resin. She pours tinted resin over glass or wood board and uses a heat gun to let the magic flow. After all layers are solidified, it becomes a beautiful work of art you'll want to showcase on your favorite wall.

Qing's Fine Art is located at the south of Main Street on the west side of Lemon Ave.
Delighted is all the things you never knew you needed and can't find anywhere else. Upcycled chic and vintage lace wares that will delight your (fashion) soul. Eco-friendly couture you can feel good about supporting and gifting.

Delighted is located south of Main Street on the east side of Lemon Ave.
Featured Non-Profits
Florida Studio Theatre holds the following Mission:
  • To make theatre affordable and accessible to as many people as possible.
  • To present theatre that challenges with as much gusto as it entertains.
  • To create a public forum for the issues of our day that will foster positive change in our community and beyond.
  • To operate within and for the public trust.

FST will be located on the east side of Lemon Avenue, south of Main Street, near Wild Side Farms.
Manatee High's Dance Team will be here again to raise money to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in November. Please be sure to stop by and visit with them about this once in a lifetime adventure!

The Dance Team will be located on State Street, near Tatum Ridge Farms.
Science Saturday
This month's edition of Science Saturday features the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program strives to improve the health of Sarasota Bay and enhance the area's natural resources for public benefit. The nonprofit works with partners to improve the science of bay management, restore wildlife habitats, and increase community engagement in bay restoration efforts. Christine Quigley will provide information on the health of our local bays and ways for individuals to make a local impact.

Science Saturday will be located at the south end of Lemon Avenue, near Paul Thorpe Park/Polpo Pizza Co.
Donate Blood!

The blood bus will be located on Lemon Ave, north of 1st Street.
Entertainment this Week
Jay Taylor is unique to our market, both as a vendor and a musician. You may recognize him from his family's longtime cattle ranch Circle 6. He just 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.
Aubrey Ruth is a singer-songwriter from Satellite Beach Florida. She plays guitar and piano. Her musical styles include alternative, folk, and pop. She has been performing live since 2014 at various venues including restaurants, cafes, open mics, and sporting events. You can find more of Aubrey’s music on Youtube, Tik Tok, Instagram, as well as on all streaming platforms.

Aubrey will be performing near the intersection of Lemon Ave and 1st Street.
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!