Eat Fresh on Hot Days
There’s no getting around the fact that this summer has been a hot one so far. With temperatures hovering around 90̊ cooking a hot meal can seem more exhausting than anything else. When the heat really starts to rise, we here at the wannaB really enjoy a lot of fresh produce. Crisp vegetables, ripe fruits, all mixed together in a big bowl with a light vinaigrette? Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. Plus, when the meal is light and refreshing, you won’t feel bogged down the way you might after a heavy lunch or dinner, so you’re free to get out and enjoy some activity in the sun. Now you’re thinking, “that’s great, but where are we going to find fresh produce around here?” Lucky for you, we know the area well, and we’ve got just the place. The Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday and has more fruit and veggies than you can shake a stick at. One trip to this brilliant bazar and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
The Punta Gorda Farmer’s market kicks off early at 8:00 am every Saturday and runs until 1:00 pm. Just in time to bring your haul back to the wannaB and whip up a delicious lunch. Located just a 45-minute drive from the resort, on Taylor St. in Downtown Punta Gorda, it’s the perfect thing to make a morning out of. And it might just take the whole morning to browse the wide selection offered by the various vendors.
A Variety of Vendors
The Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market is no joke. With over 50 regular vendors in attendance each week, you’re bound to find something to make your next meal shine! We love checking out what Merlin’s Plants has grown, satisfying our sweet tooth at Sugar Island Cupcakes, grabbing something for a light snack at Dynasty Guacamole, and topping it all off with some fresh baked goods from OL’TIME German Bakery. Not hungry? Plenty of clothiers, jewelers and wellness specialists set up shop at the Farmer’s Market each week as well. There’s even something for your fur-ever friends, with homemade pet treats from Woof n’ Purr. To peruse a full list of what can be regularly found at the Farmer’s Market, click HERE.
Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the entire USA, the Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market will not disappoint. Not to mention, you can feel good about spending some time supporting Florida grown produce and local Florida businesses. There’s nothing like tasting a creation of your own put together by some delicious and fresh ingredients. So, head on down to the Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market to see what we’re talking about. We think you’ll find just the thing to prepare a refreshing meal for those hot summer days ahead.