Starting in February, the Alliance for the Arts weekly GreenMarket is expanding to Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. this season, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. The announcement comes alongside the hire of Steven Ceracche as the new market manager.
Steven Ceracche is a third generation farmer from Ithaca, New York. He grew up on a small apple orchard in upstate New York and graduated from University at Albany in 2007 with a BS Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology.
Steven has over 15 years of agricultural experience, specialized in hydroponic agriculture production. He lived in Northern California and Portland, Oregon building, managing and consultation services for various different types of crops and growing environments. He is an owner of Florganica Farms in Punta Gorda.
Starting the first weekend of February, the GreenMarket will be on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. While onsite, visitors are invited to explore the Alliance for the Arts’ 10-acre campus or come inside to shop the gift shop or explore its current gallery exhibitions. The gallery is free and open to the public, though a $5 suggested donation keeps Alliance programming affordable and accessible.
Sunday market days will feature Tai Chi on the lawn presented by Ellio Pilates, beginning at 10 a.m. This class is pay-what-you-will to attend and no reservations are required.
Upcoming special events at the GreenMarket include:
- Grand Opening of Sunday GreenMarket on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
- Free Family Art Labs on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – noon
- Mayor’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Day on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
- Disability Inclusion Event on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.