January/February 2019 GASPARILLA ISLAND 33
Written by Sue Erwin
Photos by Christine Cunningham and
PG & Sarasota Farmers Markets
The Venice Farmers Market is held
every Saturday from January through April.
From farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to flowers and
gluten-free baked goods, this market also has a wide
variety of vendors. Visitors can enjoy a handmade
gourmet popsicle on a warm day and purchase artesian
baguettes, pastries and savory breads to take home and
enjoy all week. Moto’s Munchies (also a vendor at the
Friday market in Boca Grande) offers handmade tamales,
shrimp tacos, ceviche and guacamole. The Venice Farmers
Market operates year-round at the Venice City Hall
located at 401 W. Venice Avenue.
Winter hours (January through April) are 8 a.m. to
1p.m, and summer hours (May through December) are
8 a.m. to noon.