June 2021
Dear Community,

Summertime is in full swing here in the sunny state. It's that time of year we all strive to relax and unwind a little from the hustle and bustle of the busy in-season months. It's time for family picnics and outdoor get togethers. It's time for potlucks and barbecues and quality time with loved ones. It's time for less work and more play.

We hope you'll continue to shop local and spend your Saturdays with us all summer long. We are excited to be bringing you some fun events such as a This Is Me Flash Mob this week and our Independence Day Celebration the week after.

Keep reading to find out why the Sarasota Farmers Market is the perfect "Opportunity for Community"! (Photo by Daniel Perales. www.danielperales.com)
Vendor Spotlight
Now that life has slowed a little since summer started, it's the perfect time to redecorate or take on a home project. Steller Art Works can change the entire look and feel of a room in your house with a piece of art. Just speak with Tim about what kind of energy you want in that room (let your imagination run wild!), and he will masterfully create a custom wooden piece of artwork that will set the vibe, complete with mood lighting and all.

Steller Art Works is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Main St and Lemon Ave.
Blow your party guests away by lining the picnic table with Vegetabowls. Not only will your food display be quite gorgeous, but you will continue to impress guests by filling those Vegetabowls with locally grown fruits and veggies from SWFL Produce. Make an exotic fruit salad with mangos, lychees, papaya, mamey, passion fruit, dragon fruit, breadfruit, and blackberries.

Vegetabowls is located on south Lemon Ave in Paul Thorpe Park.
Featured Non-Profit
Adult & Community Enrichment (ACE) staff and instructors provide a safe and reliable haven for lifelong learners.

Colleen Cassidy has been teaching her unique artistic outlook to students at various schools in the Sarasota area for the last 20 years. She studied art in Long Island and when she relocated to Sarasota in 1977, she continued her studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design.

Her award-winning works have been exhibited at the Florida Watercolor Society, Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase, American Society of Interior Designer Showcase, Art Center of Sarasota, Longboat Key Art Center, and Made-by Gallery at Ringling College as well as various art and gift galleries. She was awarded the Most Creative Booth at the American Society of Interior Designers Resource Show. Her pet portrait artwork was featured in Family Circle Magazine. She was also featured in Sarasota Magazine, The Herald Tribune, the Pelican Press, and the Observer. Her artwork has been featured on the cover of many magazines local and national.

ACE will be located on the east side of Lemon Avenue, south of Main Street, near Wild Side Farms.
Donate Blood!
Suncoast Blood Centers provide a reliable supply of quality blood products and services to hospitals in need. Your Hometown Blood Bank Since 1949. Live Here. Give Here. Saves Here. Donate Blood, Save Lives.

This week they will be giving away $10 SoFresh gift cards with a donation on Saturday. You can sign up for an appointment now:

The blood bus will be located on Lemon Ave, north of 1st Street.
Entertainment this Week
Performing around 300 shows a year, Tommy D is one of the busiest entertainers in SW Florida. He plays a wide range of genres at his gigs…Rock, Funk, Blues, and some Latin grooves, putting his own spin on cover songs while playing original titles as well.

Tommy D will be performing at the intersection of Lemon Ave and State St in front of The Mark entrance, 9:00am - 12:30pm.
Adam Stackpole is a Los Angeles transplant new to the Sarasota music scene, he is an established artist in LA, playing residencies at world famous venues such as the Troubadour, The Viper Room, and the House of Blues. Adam has 4 solo albums available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major music platforms. He can be seen at Patrick’s on Main Street every Tues, and Wednesday this Spring.

Adam will be performing near the intersection of Lemon Ave and 1st Street.
Next week!
This Week's Map
In compliance with CDC recommendations, masks are no longer required at the Market if you are fully vaccinated. We have free masks available at the Market Information Booth if you need one. Please use directional barricades, wash hands or use sanitizer frequently, and practice social distancing whenever possible.
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!