There’s no better place to spend a Saturday morning in Bradenton, FL, than the Downtown Bradenton Public Market. The market is where the community meets to share and enjoy local art, fresh produce, and music. It is centrally located on Old Main Street, which is a beautiful tree-lined road that offers cafés and restaurants.
The market features more than 40 vendors who provide locally-grown fruits, vegetables, plants, seafood, prepared food, organic products, in addition to art, crafts, and music. You can find everything from hot coffees, desserts, chocolates, jewelry, candles, soaps, flowers, and more. The market is open from October through May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday. Parking is free on the weekends and dogs on leashes are welcome.
In addition to food and art, the Downtown Bradenton Public Market features weekly musicians, Chef at the Market, and additional kids activities and programming. Live music events throughout March include:
- March 12 – Howie Banfield Trio
- March 19 – David Munoz
- March 26 – Steve Arvey
The Chef at the Market lineup in March includes:
- March 12 – Amrita Nambiar from Ammu’s Kitchen
- March 19 – Gaetano from Ortygia Restaurant
- March 16 – David Shiplett from Birdrock and Cottonmouth
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The Downtown Bradenton Public Market is home to dozens of vendors that come from throughout Florida. A sampling of the vendors on-site include:
- Al Horno Sweet and Savory
- At the Beach
- Elevation Tea
- Hahn’s Kettle Corn
- Half Plate Catering
- King of all Guacamoles
- Medallion Flowers
- Red’s Farm
- Saucy Guys
- She Paints on Glass
- Stamper Cheese
- Sunshine Canning
- Uncle Nick’s NY Bagels
- and more
If you would like to be a vendor, the market encourages you to reach out for information at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a small farm located near Bradenton, FL, or you are a part of a small farm network, the market would love for you to join them. If you have submitted a vendor application, you must wait for approval from the market manager. That process can take up to three weeks.
If you have been approved, you can submit your payment online or mail your check to Realize Bradenton, PO Box 9114, Bradenton, FL, 34206. Make the checks payable to Realize Bradenton, Inc.
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