The Sanibel Island Farmers Market is returning to the island with its first event on Oct. 6.
Marking its 12th season, the market will take place on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall from October through May. Organized by Local Roots, which is co-owned by island residents Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura, the weekly market will feature a mix of vendors and products, plus crafters.
Those shopping to stock up on groceries will find organic produce, exotic fruits, cheeses, breads and bagels, fresh eggs, guacamole and salsa, jams, local honey, pickles and more, along with seafood. There will be vendors for handmade soaps and essential oils, plus flowers and plants like bromeliads.
Once again, Local Roots is partnering with F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva to collect unsold boxes of vegetables, fruits and other offerings from the vendors each week to donate to the food pantry. The market will also again serve as a drop-off site for donations of non-perishable items for the pantry.
There is free parking at the Sanibel City Hall and Sanibel Public Library.
Bike racks are provided.
Only service dogs are permitted.
For more information, visit online at buylocallee.com.
The Sanibel City Hall is at 800 Dunlop Road.