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Not a farmers' market

By: Amy Tisdale    (Jan 7, 2012)

This is a craft fair, not a farmers' market. We only saw three farms there. Two farm had organic vegetables and the other had raw milk and eggs. There were also a few vendors reselling produce. The rest of the market was filled with crafts and prepared foods.


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Gail Eggeman says:    (Aug 29, 2012)
Amy, We are a fresh market working hard to support farmers and bring them to Market. This season we are adding two farmers-bringing our total to 14 farmers. When we started 10 years ago we had an herb grower and a honey coop. We have farm fresh dairy from cows, goats, and water buffalo; organic flowers; macadamia nuts, strawberries, blueberries, black eyed peas, and three vegetable farmers. We sell plant starts, organic herbs, edible plants, and honey. We support and invite small farms by reducing fees by more than half and offering two weeks free to try us out. We are a rain or shine market because our farmers pick and grow and we are there for them to sell. We work to bring fresh food to our community. This is Florida a largely agribusiness state for tomatoes, strawberries, and oranges. It has not been a friendly environment for small farmers. Pinellas County is a very urban county with one farm. And we have 12 farmers and would welcome more. Thanks for your comment.