Bradenton has a rich agricultural community. With fertile soil and a lengthy growing season, you’ll soon learn why local produce is readily available at our farmers markets. Stop by and chat with the farmers and artisans as you shop for vegetables at the Bradenton Farmers’ Market on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton. This market mirrors the Florida harvest season, and runs from the first Saturday of October until the end of May, with MainlyArt—a group of local artists and craftspeople selling their creations—joining the market every third Saturday of the month! You will also want to visit The Market at Lakewood Ranch, every Sunday of November until April. Held across the street from Lakewood Ranch Main Street, you will have the opportunity to peruse local produce and shop for other handmade items and tasty treats.
Farmers Markets, U-Pick Veggies, and Fresh Local Seafood—Oh My!
There’s a lot to love about the Bradenton Area, including the farm-fresh produce and local seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. You can shop for locally-grown fruits and veggies at nearby farmers markets, or experience life on the farm as you pick your own—directly off the vine! No visit to the area is complete without enjoying some of the freshest seafood you can find, caught by fishermen who sail the waters daily searching for their catc
More Farming and Fishing To Be Had
Don't forget, there is so much more to do on your next trip to the Bradenton area!