Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Manatee County, west Florida?
Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets,
farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and
seasonal community farmer's markets in Manatee County, west Florida,
sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name.
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What's in season in October 2023, and
other timely information:
October brings with it cold weather winter crops, like kale, spinach,
some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,
leeks and early onions,
and from southern areas, like Florida and southern Texas,
strawberries, oranges, sumatras, grapefruit.
Manatee County, west Florida Farmer's Market Listings in 2023, by county
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Note about strawberries in Florida
There are a few strawberry u-pick farms in Florida open during the
entire season, which lasts from December through April). Most
commercial farms do not open their fields to the general public
until the end of the season, which is usually in April (depending on
NOTE: The exit numbers on the Interstates have
changed, but we have no way of knowing what the new correct exit numbers are
until the farmers correct their listings; so be sure to ask when you call the
BellaBlue Berry Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a
farm, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies,
blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
43405 State Road 64 East, Myakka Head, FL 34251. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday and
Sunday, from 9am until dusk; Call for more information.
Directions: From Bradenton we are located on State Road 64 East
about 25 minutes from Interstate 75. From central Florida we are
about the same distance on State Road 64 West from Zolfo
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page. 2015 Update: Our blueberry
season usually begins about the third week of March and
continues until the end of May, or until all the fruit is
harvested. This year the fruit is developing early so follow us
on Facebook for updates. Generally there will be plenty of fruit
available since there are thousands of plants, however we
suggest that you call ahead. We use an integrated pest
management system and do not apply chemical pesticides to our
fruit. Please visit our website and like us on Facebook. See you
at the farm!. This season we will again have our Blueberry Lime
fruit spread. In addition there will be Kumquat Marmalade and
Strawberry Jam. All are produced by us using local fruit. Local
raw honey too! Pre-picked blueberries, by-the-pound, can be
ordered and waiting for you to pick-up as well. See our website
for details. (UPDATED: February 03, 2015)
(ADDED: February 20, 2014)
Dakin Dairy Farm -Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, corn maze, dairy farm tours,
Hay rides, Cow train
30771 Betts Rd., Myakka City, FL 34251. Phone: (941) 322-2802 . Email:
Open: the farm opens to the public usually starting October 31 and continuing to Mid January; BUT.. CALL FIRST the 2015 date is TO BE DETERMINED
DUE TO HORRENDOUS RAIN FALL THIS SUMMER; open for school tours starting October;
see this page for complete dates and hours! Admission prices:
see this page.
We are proud to offer a large variety of fresh dairy products. First, you learned first hand how our grass-fed cows produce our natural milk,
now take it home with you. We offer all types of natural milk in our dairy farm market. In addition, we offer a large variety of our natural
cheese curds. Just like our nautral milk products, these cheese curds are creamier, tastier, and loaded with additional nutrients you won’t find
in other cheeses. Also, take some of our half and half and our heavy cream home with you.
- Manatee County Health Department Local Farmers Stand - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables (some locally grown),
410 6th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208. Phone: (941) 748-0747. Email:
Open: See their website or Facebook page (click the name of the market).
(ADDED: May 8, 2017, JBS)
Mixon Fruit Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a
farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide
variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor
market, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market,
Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
grapefruit, oranges, other citrus, tangerines, Other fruit or
veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
2525 27th St. E.,
Bradenton, FL 34208. Phone: 800 608-2525. Email:
[email protected]. Open: The Groveside Market is open 10:00 am
to 3:00 pm; Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday; The
Orange Blossom Tram Tours are 11:00 and 1:00, Weather
permitting, Tours last approximately one hour; Mixon Groveside
Cafe is open 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Saturday, Closed
Sundays.; Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through
Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday. Tour the Grove: Come ride
Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express! It’s affordable family fun and
you’ll learn all the secrets of citrus while discovering a
delightful new world in the grove. Bring your camera, you’ll
want to save the memories. Our tours are packed full of
educational tidbits and trivia with a heaping helping of fun.
The tram will travel past the Children’s Magical Maze, Wedding
Pavilion, Gazebo, and Wetlands Pond with a stop at our Wildlife
Rescue. You’ll enjoy an interactive educational show with
rescued Florida animals, reptiles and birds, fun for the whole
family. Before or after the tour, be sure to get directions to
the Gazebo & Koi Pond to view the wedding area and feed the Koi.
It's a beautiful Garden Oasis you won't want to miss. The Orange
Blossom Tram Tours last approximately one hour and are $10.00
for Adults & $5.00 for Children 3-10, Children under 3 are Free.
Plus Tax. Affordable Family Fun: See old & new farm equipment in
a working citrus grove. Learn Florida’s history & cultural
heritage, citrus origins, growth and industry - second only to
tourism. Discover citrus health benefits, recipes and menu
planner. View our butterfly garden, packinghouse & juice
processing. Take photos in the grove - fun caricature photo
stands. Interact with Florida Wildlife:
Group Tours for
Schools, Home School Groups, Organizations, Clubs and Reunions
available with lunch for groups of twelve (12) or more. Be sure
to call ahead for reservations. Adult Lunch and Tour: $18.00,
Children Lunch and Tour: $7.50, infants are free. Call
800-608-2525 ext. 256, local 748-5829 ext. 256. Ask about the
Garden Oasis at Mixon’s for your next Birthday Party, Wedding or
Reunion. Call 748-5829 ext. 280. (ADDED: Jul 30, 2012, from
O'Brien Family Farms - Uses natural growing
practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide
variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of
seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market,
Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local
eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant,
flowers, grapefruit, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, onions,
oranges, other citrus, peppers, summer squash, tangerines,
strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34212. Phone: (941) 896-4811.
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday - Friday 10am to
5pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm, Closed Monday and
Tuesday. Directions: O'Brien Family Farms is located on State
Road 64 East in Bradenton, Florida. If you're coming from I-75,
get off on exit 220, head East on State Road 64 East for
approximately 6.5 miles. O'Brien Family Farms will be located on
the North side of State Road 64.
Click here for a map and directions. O'Brien Family Farms is
open seasonally from November to May. We use natural practices,
but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. O'Brien Family Farms also
has refreshments such as fresh fruit smoothies, strawberry
shortcake, ice cream, milkshakes, and more. We also offer
limited lunch items such as BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs
and black bean soup. cauliflower, celery, radishes, cabbage,
specialty peppers (jalapenos, cubanells, poblanos, etc),
lettuces, spinach, pickles. (ADDED: January 03, 2012)
- The Market at Lakewood Ranch - Farm stand / farm
market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market,
8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Phone: 800-307-2624. Email:
Open: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 50 curated vendors of the region’s best food and
flavors, located at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
availability of other non pyo crops (berries, vegetables, etc.)
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