Dunedin, Florida, November 14, 2013 — The City of Dunedin, Florida and Tampa Bay Markets are excited to kick off the new season of the Dunedin Downtown Market which begins tomorrow, Friday, November 15th, 2013 and Saturday, November 16th. Mayor David Eggers will open the day with a ribbon cutting at market will be located in the John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin tomorrow at 10am!
The new market season will feature approximately 40 vendors with an emphasis on local goods. Shoppers will find gourmet take-home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, produce – local and organic, plants, cheese, hand crafts, jewelry, artwork and live music.
The Fall market welcomes returning vendors such as Kilpatrick Produce, Green Acre Aquaponics and T’s Market Produce offering Organic options, Butterfly Plantation, the Orchid Connection and Kato’s Orchids offering native plants, herbs and flowers, Pane Bella and 20 Shekels offering fresh baked breads, Edens Nectar with raw, local Honey, Plantopia offering handcrafted soaps and more. Other new vendors that will be joining the market this year are Pasta Bella who offers a variety of dried imported pasta blends, Island Breeze Soup Co. offering fresh made soups to go, and Sapore Culinary Boutique, a local Dunedin merchant who carries fresh herb and spice mixes, infused local Honey and their famous Marcona Almonds!
The market will be held on Friday and Saturday of each week during the months of November 2013 through May 2014, rain or shine, 9 AM to 2 PM.
The Dunedin Downtown Market is brought to you by Tampa Bay Markets and sponsored by the City of Dunedin, Tampa Bay Times, and Good Living Magazine.
The mission of Tampa Bay Markets is: To support a locally based food system that improves public health and well-being by increasing dietary intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, To improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables by all residents of the Tampa Bay area, specifically limited resource families, To enhance the capacity for sustainable food production, processing and distribution by addressing the educational needs of producers, To support tourism and economic development in the region by providing a profitable retail outlet for local agricultural producers, artisans, crafters, food vendors and their goods, To strengthen the social fabric of the local community by increasing awareness and support of local agriculture and the arts.
For more information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com