I’ve been a regular at my two main Saturday favorites-the Third Street Farmers Market, behind Tommy Bahama’s, and at Merida Hines-Tyler's North Naples Green Market Farmers Market at the Collection, on Airport-Pulling by Vanderbilt Beach Road.
A brand new "Naples Farmers Market" has just opened at US 41, across from DeVoe Cadillac, across from McDonalds. It's hidden directly behind the Bank of Naples building in a large parking lot! Starting with thirty vendors, it will soon have 100 vendors, and ample parking.
Why open a new one? Easy, it’s open Sundays, not Saturdays, 9-1 pm, and has some of the top vendors who also appear at the above noted markets! For some in Park Shore and The Moorings, it’s a green grocer in their backyard. I’ll list some, not all of the vendors below.
Meet petite Irene Gueit, expert crepe maker from Brittany, France, at Bamboo Café’s booth. She makes two types of large organic French crepes, wheat and buckwheat, and offers varied savory toppings like ham and Swiss cheese, and sweet desert crepes with nutella for only $5-7.
Capt. Suggy’s Seafood offers fish and Stone crab claws for less than nearby grocery stores, and his doesn’t sit on ice for days, either!
Sebastian's Dutchkinz Dutch Poffer pancakes and Stroopwafels are a lightly fried delight, different from donuts, that make for an ideal light snack. Those with Scandinavian roots recognized it, and lined up for their fix, proclaiming it “the real thing.” Try a sample, and you’ll be hooked like me!
|Sebastian Making the Tiny Puffer "Pancakes"
|Fresh Apple Fritters are Great!
Put the Volcano sauce’s sweet chili on a steak as marinade, and your cooking will kick it up a welcome notch.
French Bread Oven is my favorite for artisanal breads.
There are two vendors of 100% organic produce, and I’ve already cooked with their beets and peppers. With over 50 linear feet of display packed with fresh veggies, you can’t go wrong with organic, and the prices are comparable to grocery stores. Buy local, eat healthier!
Well here you have it, the brand new Naples Farmers Market on US 41 across form McDonalds, behind Bank of Naples, 4099 Tamiami Trail North, with a good assortment of vendors, that’s perfect for a Sunday visit.