Saturday, August 1, 2009

Naples Farmer's Market Third Street South Farmers Market

Naples Third Street South Farmer's Market is now open all year, every Saturday, 7:30 am till 11:30 am. I stock up on fresh produce, sauces, fresh fruits, and have a crepe or a petite pie before I leave. While many markets have closed by now, this is the biggest, and has a good assortment. Here's just some of the regulars, below.

Jacquie of Jacquie's Jammin' makes her own jellies and jams with Hugh. Try mango chutney, key lime, calomondine preserves, and passion fruit jam, for starters.
South Naples Citrus is here in season, Nov through May.
Bamboo Cafe's fresh crêpes are very popular. French visitors smile when they taste them in Naples, and pronounce them authentic!
Oldtimes Bakery and German Deli is a favorite.
The jackfruit weighs more than some customers! Jennie and David Burd have a wide variety of tropical fruits, vegetables, honey and marmalades.
French Bread Oven is my favorite artisanal baker in South Florida.
She patiently weaves palm fronds into beautiful baskets.
Take home a pet chicken, rooster or bunny.
Naples Butterfly has plants for butterflies and beauty.
Mia's Produce features local and organic sprouts, micros, and edible flowers.
Ralph's Seafood has super fresh lobster, fish, scallops, stone crabs. Call for special orders.
Ella Vivonetto is "The Sauce Lady", and her tasty sauces rock!Julie and Brad Kiltz's Nan's Gourmet Cheesecakes and Decadent Desserts are ready to eat or freeze. They supply some of the better restaurants, too.
Helen buys Bella Maria's cherry and blackberry mini-pies.
Bella Maria's fresh fruit tarts
He sells out early-his produce is well known. Nina's Naturals makes popular scented glycerin soaps.
Buy a basket to take home your produce and goodies.
Third Street Farmer's Market, behind Naples' Tommy Bahamas and Sea Salt. Between 3rd Street South and Gordon Drive, near the pier. Every Saturday 7:30-11:30 am.

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