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Two Local Roots Farmers Markets opening this week

By Staff | Oct 5, 2017

Local Roots Farmers Markets Founders and Operators Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura.

Local Roots Farmers Markets, the largest organizer and producer of farmers markets in Lee County, announces its 2017-2018 market schedule. The Coconut Point and the Bonita Springs Farmers open this week, and are the second and third markets to open this season in Lee County.

The 2017-2018 “opening days” schedule is:

Sanibel Island Farmers Market: Sundays, Oct. 1 May 27, 8 a.m.1 p.m., Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel

Lakes Park Farmers Market: Wednesdays, Oct. 4 April 25, 9 a.m.1 p.m., Lakes Regional Park, 7300 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers

Coconut Point Farmers Market: Thursdays, Oct. 5 April 26, 9 a.m.1 p.m., Panera Parking Lot, 23106 Fashion Drive, Estero

Bonita Springs Farmers Market: Saturdays, Oct. 7 April 28, 8 a.m.noon, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26795 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs

Fort Myers Beach Farm & Art Market: Tuesdays, Nov. 7April 24, 8 a.m.-noon, Nervous Nellie’s Parking Lot, 645 Old San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach

Captiva Island Farmers Market: Tuesdays, Dec. 19 April 3, 9 a.m.1 p.m., South Seas Island Resort Entrance, 5400 South Seas Plantation Road, Captiva Island

Boca Grande Farm & Fish Market: Fridays, Dec. 22 April 27, 9 a.m.1 p.m., Boca Grande Ball Field, 305 Wheeler Road

Fenway South Farm & Flea Market: Mondays, Jan. 8 March 26, 9 a.m.1 p.m., Jet Blue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers

Local Roots Farmers Markets was founded and is operated by Lee County residents Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura. Local Roots is opening two markets this week.

“We have been anxiously awaiting the opening day for Bonita Springs and the Coconut Point markets. Our Vendors are the best in the area and we can’t wait to see familiar and new faces this season,” Baer said.

The 2017-2018 season also marks the 10th anniversary of Local Roots Farmers Markets.

“From very humble beginnings, we’re honored to have seen our concept of bringing the best vendors of fresh fruits, vegetables, foods and more to our area met with such enthusiasm,” Ventura said. “The Markets have become more than a health and wellness shopping experience, they’re almost a community event where friends gather each week. Ten years is a time to celebrate!”

To learn more about Local Roots Farmers Markets; market locations, times and dates; and other information, visit www.BuyLocalLee.com.