Jul 17, 2011
Punta Gorda History Park Farmers Market
Every Sunday the History Park at 100 Shreeve and Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda, Florida is transformed into a community shopping center as the Farmers Market event takes place from 8 AM until 2 PM. Louie Desguin is the Manager of the History Park and is responsible for the formation and runs operations of the Farmers Market in addition to providing historical tours on land and water of Punta Gorda. The event features local businesses gathered together to offer a wide variety of services. On site catering is provided by several vendors for patrons wishing to have a bite to eat or drink while they stroll through. Big John and his wife Tanya of infamous Big Johns BBQ fame around the area provide lunch plates to go and on site of chicken and rib platter prepared fresh off the grill paired with sides. Pablo and Theresa of Koolnanis have a fully equipped mobile kitchen and offer the sites only breakfast and also a full menu lunch with new speacials running each week. Gary Bailey and his wife Debbie run a booth for their Port Charlotte Butcher Shop Beef Country in Port Charlotte, in addition to selling their organic meats for home use, they also grill sausage sandwiches on site for customers. John and Dee of Dee Ziner Cakes and Pastries of Venice, Florida operate a booth as well offering take home goods and a daily on site lunch option. Dee does all of her own baking and all of her custom work is done from scratch. Jim and his wife run Tropical Island Kettle Corn and offer on site and take home kettle corn done with non trans fat oil prviding a healthy snack for a break during the day. Organic Goods used for personal are present in several vendors on location. Traci Darlymple runs her business Kokokahn Inc. every sunday morning and offers pure organic bath supplies, lotions, and medicinal supplies. Joan Keeney of SunBurst Soap Company runs her booth every sunday as well and she specializes in making handmade scented soaps. Bob and Mabel of Johnson Novelties are a source of goods that primarily deal in wax candles and intricate candle holders with a empahsis on design and decor. Micheal Barret and his mother Joyce run Tropical Island Orchid and Exotic Plants with a wide array of plants native and foriegn to the state and of course gorgous orchids. Sean of Green Leaf Worm Farms runs his business every sunday as well and offers purely organic soil supplements and top grade soil avaible in a variety of degrees. Irenes, bread, pastries, and produce is a local vendor offering organic produce, exotic asian foods, and american favorites. Gene of Genes Paradise Produce runs his business at the entrance of the market and offers organic produce from his privately grown garden. Pets are welcome and commonly seen as patrons and passer bys check out and shop the market.
Punta Gorda History Park Farmers Market by Punta Gorda Florida Today
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