Sanibel Island is the perfect place to have a summer vacation with your family. This hidden gem of Florida provides all the sun and sand you want in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that holds a little something for everyone. You’ve got access to great day trips, the beaches are gorgeous, the history is interesting, and the food is not to be missed! One of the best and most unique Sanibel Island things to do is the Farmer’s Market, where you can come mingle with the locals and grab some fresh produce.
About the Farmer’s Market
The Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market was established in 2008 and has been drawing both locals and tourists ever since. Visitors come out every week to meet local farmers and artisans and get some incredible ingredients for their weekly meals. With friendly vendors and a casual atmosphere, the Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market is a great place to bring the family for a fun morning trip.
What Can I Find?
There’s a little bit of everything at the Farmer’s Market, so you can find a new favorite no matter what you’re looking for. Of course, there are plenty of vendors with fresh produce, and the quality is often much better than what you’ll find in the grocery store. You can also find other great food like cheese, pasta, seafood, and more. There are tons of delicious baked goods for breakfast or snacks, and the organic products are delicious and sustainable.
Other than the food, you’ll also find live plants and flowers at the Market, making for the perfect souvenir or just something to spruce up your Sanibel vacation rentals. There are even vendors with pet food so your furry friend can benefit from the experience, too!
The Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market runs every Sunday from October through May. For the 2019-2020 season, the first Sunday is October 6 and the last Sunday is May 31. The Farmer’s Market will operate on Easter Sunday.
Market hours run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Market is located at Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road. You can find parking at the City Hall, Sanibel Library, Schoolhouse Theater, or BIG Arts. Bicycle parking and handicap parking are both available at City Hall. Pets are not allowed at this event.
More to Do
Once you’re done at the Farmer’s Market, there is so much more to explore on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Learn about the area at the Sanibel Lighthouse, go swimming at Bowman’s Beach, or go fishing at Blind Pass. Periwinkle Way is your main shopping destination, while nature lovers will adore Tarpon Bay Road for fishing and kayaking. Bring out your competitive side at JungleGolf, or grab a sweet treat to keep you cool at Love Boat Ice Cream. The possibilities are endless, and they’re all just minutes from our Sanibel and Captiva vacation rentals.
Where to Stay
Sanibel and Captiva Islands are both incredible destinations, and we are proud to be the premier vacation rental service for both areas. You’ll have gorgeous views from every room of your home, and your whole party will have room to spread out in the spacious living and dining areas. Have dinner on your deck, gather in the living room for game night, or hideout and watch the HDTVs in the bedrooms. Then make the quick trip into town to explore all the sights.
With all these incredible features of the islands, you may never want to leave! We can’t wait to help you experience why we love Sanibel Island, and our team will be with you from start to finish when planning your vacation. The Farmer’s Market is just one great feature of the area, but there is something new happening every single day. For more information on the islands and all of our vacation rental options, contact us today!