St. Pete Farmers Market; Largest in Southeast US
St. Pete Farmers Market; the Largest in Southeast U.S.
Saint Petersburg Saturday Morning Market has become the largest farmers market in the southeast United States. Started in 2002, it currently has over 170 vendors rotating through 140 spaces.
There is no better way to experience St. Pete’s weather, creative spirit, and artisan community while shopping in this open air-market. Grab your totes and get ready to stock up on food, crafts, plants, and more than you can imagine…or maybe even bring the beach wagon to make sure you can haul it all.
The Freshest Fruits and Vegetables Available
This one of a kind market has a variety of fruits and veggies second to none…all grown by local farmers. There are two organic farms that are located just hours away from the city, so it doesn’t get any fresher than that! When food is fresh, even things I might not like, taste yummy.
The produce is so fresh that I always buy way too much just so I don’t miss the taste of something so darn tasty. Now I have to check the room in my fridge just to make sure my shopping will all fit…
Not all the farmers sell only veggies,so be on the lookout for organic meats, fruits, honey, sprouts, and even maple syrup.
Eat Around the World at St. Petersburg Morning Market
The phrase, “Come Hungry” is an understatement in this market. The market has over 13 countries' delicacies and styles of “ready to eat” food. Experience foods like Ethiopian, Thai, Cuban, French, Indian, Jamaican, German, Greek and Mexican to name a few.
Of course, there is also the all-american BBQ from “Mr. I Got Em”, he is the tall guy wearing the tuxedo. Psssst!...the boiled peanuts are only $2.00.
The market also offers a vast variety of artisan food vendors selling cheeses, chutneys, baked goods, olives, spices, guacamole, popsicles. There are plenty of tables and seating within the market to start your feast or sip on some coffee.
Check out these gluten free Pastries!
Local and Artisan Finds
Need a gift for a friend or family? This is a wonderful place to find something unique, reasonably priced, and the bonus is you get to support a local craftsman or artist. You can walk away with books, crafts, jewelry, paintings, a hat, a plant, or a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Let us not forget about the live music!
If the weather is right, a band will be playing tunes keeping you on your toes and creating a vibrant energy. Don’t be surprised to see folks on their feet dancing to the best local entertainment.
Super Pet Friendly
Do you feel bad that your pooch sits in the house all week while you worked? Don’t fret. Bring your pet with you as this market is pet friendly. You will find many locals with their dogs in tow.
When is the market? Every Saturday October to May
The market is located within the parking lot of the Al’Lang Stadium between the months of October and May.
June to September the location moves
It moves to Williams Park between the months of June and August/September to provide some more shade and beat the heat. The hours are between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all year long.
Read local tips to Find Parking
This special event draws in over 10,000 people every Saturday, so it does get busy. There is paid parking right in the lot next to the market, there is paid parking in parking garages close to the market, and there is toll parking around the market.
Do you want to find a place to park for free without the stress? Try Demings Landing. It's within steps of the market and not many think to park there. If you really want to get a jump on parking, skip it all together and roll up to the market on your bike. The market is located right next to the Pinellas County Trail.
The market’s mission is to be the heart of St. Petersburg creating a place of joy, connectedness, and creativity. While the food, live music, and local vendors are fantastic components of the market it’s the spirit of the community that really defines the Saturday Morning Market experience.
This is an event you surely won’t want to miss! Bring a friend, a wallet and the cart…
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