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Farmers Market returns Nov. 4

By Staff | Nov 2, 2012

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel Island Farmers Market managers Jean Baer (left) and Betsy Ventura are excited to have Andy's Island Seafood of Pine Island joining the vendors for the new season that starts Nov. 4.

The Sanibel Island Farmers Market begins its fifth season this Sunday and market managers Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura are confident it will be the best one yet with many returning and new vendors.

Joining the market for the first time is Andy’s Island Seafood of Pine Island. Andy’s Island Seafood is a member of the Seafood Choices Alliances, an international association that promotes and supports ocean-friendly seafood business around the globe. They embrace environmentally responsible seafood and offer fresh local fish and only approved farm raised fish at the market. Their specialties include award winning crabcakes, chowder, smoked fish, and seafood spreads.

Farmer Mike from Bonita also is in this year’s market. With more than 400 acres of land in Lee and Collier County, Mike is a well respected and notable local farmer. Some of his produce includes tomatoes, zucchini, beets, carrots, strawberries, etc. You can’t miss him as he operates from his very own mobile market trailer.

After a year of rehab from a stroke, Olga of Big C’s Salsa returns. Many have missed her fresh salsas and chips and are excited to see her return with her products that are certain to compliment those Sunday football parties!

Fresh flowers, breads, cheeses, pastas, baked goods, etc. will be available to create a well rounded and enjoyable outing for everyone.

The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 800 Dunlop Road (City Hall). Parking is available at the Library, City Hall and Big Arts.