There’s something unique about visiting a local farmer’s market when you’re on vacation, whether it’s to grab some fresh ingredients for a homemade dinner or to shop for locally made gifts like soaps and candles. Not every destination offers a farmer’s market, and sometimes they’re only a month or two out of the year, making it difficult to plan your trip around it. Sanibel’s Island is home to a long running farmer’s market, and the best part is that it’s open every Sunday from October-May, giving you plenty of time to arrange your vacation to the gulf coast. If you’re interested in attending this Sanibel Island classic, read on about the details for the annual Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market!
A Variety of Local Vendors
This local gem was founded in 2008 and continues to bring smiles and quality goods to both locals and visitors alike. The market is open air, and you can find over 40 vendors for your grocery needs and beyond. Pick up a latte and baked good while you peruse fresh fruits and vegetables. Sanibel Island’s shores are great for fishing, but if you want to be saved the hassle of catching your own, the farmer’s market offers an assortment of freshly caught seafood. You’ll be able to find a wide variety of both prepared and raw goods, and some vendors even sell out early!
Centrally Located on Sanibel Island
One of the best things about the farmer’s market is that it’s centrally located at City Hall. Pop over in the afternoon to pick up and assortment of meats and cheeses for a happy hour charcuterie board or pick up some pico de gallo and snacks for the Sunday football games. It’s a terrific place to buy surprise gifts or souvenirs, such as holistic skin care items and handmade candles—you can even pick up some local flowers while you’re there! Even if you aren’t looking to do some serious shopping, it can be a great place to grab lunch, as many vendors are selling prepared dishes.
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