Every Saturday 9AM – 1PM
Join us on our 10-acre campus every Saturday to find an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and small growers who bring seasonal, very limited crops to market. Do you have fruit from a few backyard trees, a good tomato crop from the kitchen garden, or some berries gathered in an outing? If so, we’d like to help you bring it to the community. Barter is encouraged, trade your small crop for market items you may need!
Free – No Reservation Required
Join registered yoga teacher Anna Withrow for free yoga sessions beneath the shade trees during GreenMarket. The sessions are suitable for all levels and beginners are welcome. Supervised children are also encouraged to join in. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Click HERE to learn more about Anna’s Yoga Bird Studio.
Free Organic Urban Farming Workshops on the 2nd Saturday of EVERY Month
The August workshop on Backyard Beekeeping is Saturday, August 8 at 10:30AM.
Beekeeping is a low-intensity form of urban farming that can be practiced successfully year-round in Southwest Florida. Bees are effective pollinators that increase the yield of any garden or fruit tree. And of course, they provide a crop of fresh honey and beeswax that can be used in candle-making. This activity makes for a great addition to both food and flower gardens, and beekeeping can be incorporated by mastering a few simple techniques. Honeybees are generally non-aggressive and non-intrusive, and the risk is very low that beekeeping could lead to any problems if simple precautions are taken. Most hobby beekeepers only need to get into their hives a few times a year, and the basic equipment required is affordable.
The presentation will be led by Claudia Silveira. Originally from Brazil, Ms. Silveira has lived in Fort Myers for many years working as a professional beekeeper. She will introduce the basic facts of small-scale beekeeping and then answer questions. This workshop is free, but small donations are welcome and appreciated, as they help the Alliance bring sustainability programs to the community. Participants are encouraged to bring a notepad and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated in the summer heat. The workshop will take place on the GreenMarket stage, in the shade of the trees at the Alliance campus, and will begin after the free yoga session that begins at 9:30AM.
Click HERE to apply online to become a GreenMarket vendor.
Click HERE to download a PDF of the GreenMarket Vendor Regulations and Application.
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How much does it cost to be a vendor at the GreenMarket? Food vendors pay $25 per Saturday, or $80 per month. Non-food vendors pay $30 per Saturday, or $100 per month. We offer special rates to non-profits and fundraisers, please contact us for details. The Alliance for the Arts is a non-profit organization, and vendors’ payments help cover insurance and promotional costs for the market.
Current Vendor List
Anna Withrow Yoga: Free weekly yoga sessions at 9:30AM.
Arctic Body & Bath: Aroma therapy, sea salts, etc.
B&D Organics: Earthworm castings, gardening supplies.
Brittain Farm: Locally grown produce from Alva, Florida.
Debbie McPhail: Clay art, ornamental plants.
Father’s Greenhouse: Hydroponically grown greens and herbs.
Florida’s Blood Centers: Not-for-profit health-care organization with a lifesaving mission of collecting, processing and distributing blood to those in need. (occasional)
Frank & Lynn Cortez: Organic quail eggs & live quails. (occasional)
Gone Nuts: Locally made gourmet nut butters, boiled peanuts.
Happy Pickle: Pickles, preserves & olives.
Herban Gardens: Highest quality, locally grown microgreens and herbs.
Herrera Landscaping: Native and ornamental plants, all kinds of landscaping work done (photo albums of their work available onsite).
Judi Mae Cookies: Homemade gourmet cookies.
Lee County Elections Office: Voter registration. (occasional)
Lee Queen Bee: Pure and raw local Lee County honey.
Luce Family Chiropractic: Free wellness consultations. (occasional)
Marquesitas: Fresh churros, hand squeezed lemonade and Mexican treats.
Nature’s Earth: Natural cosmetics and knit items.
Quality Cheese: Local and imported fine cheeses, pickles, breads and preserves.
Rainbarrel Beauty: Custom locally made rain barrels.
Simple Seafood: Local seafood.
Sol Natural Farm: Organic microgreens, produce, fruit, salsas and jellies.
Sparkle Girls: One of a kind accessories and ornaments.
Sweet Breads: Regular and gluten free scones, muffins and breads.
Tower Garden Lovers: Hydroponic systems.
University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences: Lee County Extension Office. (occasional)
Unruly Gardener: Organic, locally grown herb and vegetable seedlings, produce, loofahs and eggs.