Friday In Sarasota Means It's Time For the San Marco Plaza Farmers Market

If you've moved, or are moving to, Sarasota from any of the colder, wetter and darker northern American states then the one of the first major changes for you as a resident of Sarasota will be the weather. You see with over 300 days of sunshine each year (actual sunshine...not just a dull glow somewhere behind a thick blanket of clouds) you'll have the opportunity to actually leave your house and stroll around enjoying everything that the city has to offer.

One of the more popular things to do around Sarasota is to shop at many of the open-air farmers markets that are regular events in the city. We’re going to take a look today at one of the best in the city - the San Marco Plaza Farmers Market.

This market takes place every single Friday between 9am and 2pm near the clock tower in San Marco Plaza, which is why when people arrange to meet here it's always "...by the clock tower". They do say that the market is open "rain or shine" but let's face facts when you're living in Sarasota it's more about the shine and less about the rain.

If you like browsing through the wares of market traders, then being able to choose from the herbs, organic foods, flowers, baked goods, seafood, pottery and other crafts on offer at this market is going to be a real treat for you. You'll also have a chance to enjoy some live music and of course to spend some time with the fur babies from Lakewood Ranch Humane Society. Proceeds from the market also benefit the Humane Society of Manatee, whose goal is to provide shelter for animals until they find their "forever home".

When you're living in Sarasota it's pretty much mandatory to attend the San Marco Plaza Farmers Market at least once in your lifetime.

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