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Phillippi Farmhouse Market reopens Wednesday for 5th season
Phillippi Farmhouse Market reopens Wednesday for 5th season

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Phillippi Farmhouse Market, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, will reopen Wednesday, October 2, at 9 a.m. for its fifth season.  

The market is a partnership between Sarasota County Parks and Recreation and Sarasota County Extension with Friends of Sarasota County Parks. It is the county's only mid-week farmers market, open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

The market's grand reopening will feature 45 vendors, music by Ted Stevens and band, raffles, free treats from Sift Bakehouse and a puppet story time for children at 9:30 a.m. by the Waldorf School. The market offers local plants and produce, including Department of Agriculture certified organics.  

"In addition to the talented local artisans selling their unique handicrafts, there will also be specialty vendors. Market goers can enjoy delicious prepared foods picnic style on site or take it home for quick and easy meals," said Priscilla Brown, Parks and Recreation specialist.

"The Phillippi Estate Park and the Farmhouse Market are dog friendly for well-behaved canines on leashes."   The market has free parking and is handicap accessible.  

"Be sure to stop by the market's welcome tent for information on what's happening in the county and community. You can also meet the Extension Master Gardeners, who will be at the tent to answer gardening questions," said Brown.  

At noon in the historic Edson Keith Mansion, on the Phillippi Estate Park, the county's Extension will host an hourlong class on various gardening topics. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m., there will be a free-guided tour of the mansion that lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.  

For more information, call 941-861-5000 or visit www.farmhousemarket.org.