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! Click HERE to learn how to become a vendor.
TASTE OF GREENMARKET
Saturday, November 1st
Local grouper, mead, focaccia bread and organically grown salads are just some of what visitors can sample on Saturday, Nov 1st at the Alliance for the Arts’ 3rd annual Taste of the GreenMarket. Market vendors will offer samples beginning at 9:00AM and at 10:30AM Chef Gloria Jordan of La Trattoria Cafe Napoli will take the stage for a cooking demo & tasting featuring local seafood, greens, exotic fruit, and baked goods. Visitors can interact with Gloria and her assistants as they prepare the food, and learn new and exciting ways to use locally grown specialties in their own kitchens. Farmer Ken Ryan of Herban Gardens will also be offering a selection of his tasty beverages.
Also on Saturday, November 1st from 9AM-1PM members of the SWFL Florida Fine Craft Guild will demonstrate their specialties during Artists@Work, a free, family friendly demo day inside the Alliance main building.
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.
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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).
Jonesez BBQ: Family owned and operated BBQ, drinks and side dishes.
Judi Mae Cookies: Homemade gourmet cookies.
Lee County Elections Office: Voter registration.
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.
Organic America: Certified organic produce.
Quality Cheese: Local and imported fine cheeses, pickles, breads and preserves.
Rainbarrel Beauty: Custom locally made rain barrels.
Ruth Cohen: Freshly prepared healthy breakfast & lunch.
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.