2017-03-15 / Cuisine

FARMERS MARKETS

Monday

Fenway South Farm & Flea Market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m in front of Jet- Blue Park at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. The market includes fresh produce, cheeses, pastas, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, ready-to-eat meals, plants, flowers, crafts, soaps, candles and more from local vendors. The market will run through March 27 and be closed on March 20 due to a Spring Training game. www.BuyLocalLee.com.

Tuesday

Santini Marina Plaza Fresh Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. until April 25, 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Farm fresh produce, prepared foods, live entertainment. It operates every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The market is a rain or shine event that continues until Easter. 463-3600.

Health Park Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Village Shoppes at Health Park, 16200 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers. Fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, plants, art.

Surfside Sunset Market, 2-7 p.m., the Shops at Surfside, Veterans Parkway and Surfside Boulevard, Cape Coral. Fresh local produce, fruits and foods, baked goods, made-on-site guacamole, salsas, homemade jams and jellies, pickles and olive mixes, cheeses, take home foods and more. www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com. From November through April, the market is located outside near Woody’s Rum Bar & Grill. From May through November, the market is located inside Unit 101. 2354 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral.

Wednesday

Lakes Park Farmers Market, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. through April, Lakes Regional Park, 7300 Gladiolus Dr. Local produce, fresh seafood, native plants, cut flowers, artisan foods, organics, prepared foods. Live music. www.buylocallee.com.

Beach Baptist Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. Fresh seafood, farm fresh produce, local photography, local art, handmade local jewelry, handcrafted candles. Crepes, hot dogs, kielbasa, souvenirs. www.41markets.com/.

Thursday

Coconut Point Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coconut Point, 23106 Fashion Dr., Estero, through April. Fresh produce, seafood, meats, cut flowers, locally harvested honey and baked goods. Also, assortment of handcrafts such as soaps, candles, hand-woven baskets and hats. www.buylocallee.com.

River District Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. year-round, Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers under the Caloosahatchee

Bridge, 201 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. The River District Farmers Market is the oldest farmers market in Lee County. Produce, plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers, sprouts, native plants, flowering plants, local seafood, ethnic specialities, soaps, a variety of nut butters, and ready-to-eat food.

Friday

Fort Myers Farmers Market at FSW, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April at Florida Southwestern Campus (enter from College Parkway, 8099 College Pkwy., Fort Myers. Local food and handcrafts. www.buylocallee.com.

Saturday

The GreenMarket at the Alliance for the Arts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 10091 McGregor Blvd. Exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Live entertainment by local musicians , activities for kids, gardening classes, live cooking by local chefs. 939-2787 or www.artinlee.org.

Cape Coral Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., through May at Club Square, Southeast 47th Terrace and Southeast 10th Place. Fresh local produce, fruits, baked goods, made-onsite guacamole, salsas, homemade jams and jellies, pickles and olive mixes, cheeses, take home foods and much more. www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com.

Bonita Springs Lions Club Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Rodes Restaurant, 3756 Bonita Beach Rd. Farm fresh vegetables, cut flowers, orchids, baked goods, fresh seafood, fresh fudge, Rodes Key Lime Pie, arts and crafts. Rodes indoor seafood market with fish dips, shellfish, crab local fish and salmon. www.41markets.com.

Bonita Springs Farmers Market, 8 a.m.- noon through April 29, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26795-26851 South Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, plants, baked goods, seafood, honey, jams, and more. Prepared foods and drinks for breakfast and lunch. www.Buy- Local- Lee.com.

Sunday

Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through May, Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Local produce, breads, honey, seafood, meats, flowers, cheeses and many other products. www.buylocallee.com.

Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Park admission is free; $1 park fee applies. Fresh produce, seafood, baked goods and other food items. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org. ¦

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