Farmers’ Market abloom in downtown Bradenton
October 17, 2013 by Mark
The Farmers’ Market in downtown Bradenton opened for the fall season on the first Saturday of the month, with a special opening day full of events, discounts and programs and announcements of upcoming events for the month. No doubt banner printing was used by the Market to make the community aware of the opening for the season.
Fruits, plants, and vegetables grown locally, along with prepared foods and organic products, are being offered at the Market by over 30 vendors. Pieces by local artists and craftspeople are also being displayed.
A ‘Chef at the Market’ initiative is one of the new events to the Market. According to executive director of Realize Bradenton, Johnette Isham, this event involves having one of the best chefs in the area come to the Market every month and hold cooking demonstrations, showing how the seasonal produce of the Market can be turned into tasty meals and dishes. The owner of SOMA Creek Side, Chef David Shiplett, was the first chef for the opening day program.
Realize Bradenton is the non-profit organization managing the Market, and another monthly event it has planned (together with the Del Couch Foundation) is ‘Music at the Market’, which will feature emerging musicians.
This Saturday, October 19, the Education and Volunteer Coordinator at the Florida Maritime Museum, John Beale, will demonstrate the Art of Boat Building by showing those who have little experience of working with basic tools how to build small boats.