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Old 11-03-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Hi all. I've checked several different web sites for the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market and am finding conflicting information regarding when it's open . Most importantly, is it open year round? One site makes it sound as if it's open year round while another mentions "Summer Season". If not, is there a closer alternative other than the Sarasota market? I'm not too concerned about the times (one site lists 8am-noon and another 8am to 1pm).
Thanks, and enjoy the great weather! Can't wait until we're there to experience it ourselves.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Hi all. I've checked several different web sites for the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market and am finding conflicting information regarding when it's open . Most importantly, is it open year round? One site makes it sound as if it's open year round while another mentions "Summer Season". If not, is there a closer alternative other than the Sarasota market? I'm not too concerned about the times (one site lists 8am-noon and another 8am to 1pm).
Thanks, and enjoy the great weather! Can't wait until we're there to experience it ourselves.
I beleive year round. Saturday is is downtown on a blocked off section of Taylor. Sunday it is in the historical park.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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They do have summer hours of 8-noon. Here is their Facebook page with updated information all the time.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Punta...t/145040215764
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I beleive year round. Saturday is is downtown on a blocked off section of Taylor. Sunday it is in the historical park.
vacoder is correct. Both are open year round.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Thanks, all. We're looking forward to spending some time down there!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Its a sad farmers market. Usually only 2-3 produce vendors (and most of their items are NOT locally grown but rather purchased in bulk for re-sale) they sell the exact same stuff you'll find at the supermarket
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Its a sad farmers market. Usually only 2-3 produce vendors (and most of their items are NOT locally grown but rather purchased in bulk for re-sale) they sell the exact same stuff you'll find at the supermarket
That's a disappointment . I was hoping for something on the scale of Sarasota's Farmers' Market. Sounds like it may just be worth making the trip up there.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Sorry, but that's just our opinion from 6-7 visits to the market over a 2yr period. We haven't been once this year I don't think. Nothing like a farmers market with Ginsu knives, leather goods, Tupperware, and jewelry vendors :-)
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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2X what HH said. The German baker is good (gives me a chance to stay in practice), but you can buy the same vegetables in Publix. We left a great organic veggie stand when we left California for Germany (heirloom tomatoes to kill for), then discovered that ordinary German markets have great produce from Spain, Italy and North Africa, as well as from local farmers. We were happy to see there were so many farmers' markets here, but it's been a big disappointment.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: englewood
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there is one on dearborn street in englewood every thursday morning. last week there were 3 produce vendors there that appeared to be farm owners. prices seemed to be lower than the venice farm marked that is on sat mornings
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