farmers' market
celebrate historic Old Main Street and support local
businesses, farmers, artists and crafts people

Welcome to the Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9AM-2PM, October 5 - May 31

Old Main Street (12th Street West) Downtown Bradenton
Welcome to the Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market - a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and free family activities.   Parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are welcome.

 

Thank You Bradenton


The 2012-2013 Bradenton Farmers' Market season was another huge success. We increased our vendors by about 20%, and our attendance by 25%. We partnered with more nonprofit organizations and schools to create our popular Family Activities program. Also, over 20 local chefs and restaurants shared their skills as they demonstrated the creation of some of their most popular dishes.

A special thank you to our family of vendors, our entertainers, and to all the merchants on Old Main who welcome us to their street every Saturday, October through May. We're all looking forward to the 2013-2014 season that kicks off on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

 

Vendors

There are over forty vendors who offer locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, prepared foods, and the work of local artists and craftspeople. To see the full listing of vendors, go to the “Vendors” link on the left side of the screen.



Mainly Art

Every third Saturday, Mainly Art hosts dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations.  Art, crafts, live music, and food are available from 9am to 2pm on Fourth Avenue West where it connects with the weekly Bradenton Farmers’ Market on Main Street.  To learn more about Mainly Art Vendors, go to the “Vendors” link on the left side of the screen.

Chef at the Market

The “Chef at the Market” booth features a series of local chefs & restaurants demonstrating how to prepare some of their signature dishes. Some chefs will also do a special tour of the market, teaching attendees how to choose the correct ingredients to make a healthy and delicious dish. See below for more information.

Family Activities

The free weekly Family Activities include “hands-on” arts, crafts, & education for kids, ranging from scavenger hunts to the creation of personalized works of art. 



More

The market sets up every Saturday on Old Main Street (12th Street West), just north of Manatee Ave. Old Main Street is a tree-lined retail district of cafes and restaurants. It runs three blocks north from Manatee Ave. to the Manatee River, where it ends at Pier 22, a riverfront restaurant, and the adjacent Twin Dolphins Marina. The marina is the western boundary of the redeveloped Riverwalk. The Riverwalk includes day docks, an amphitheater, performance areas and pavilion, a skateboard park, an interactive splash-pool, and much more. Other nearby attractions include the Manatee Players Theater, South Florida Museum, ArtCenter Manatee, and the Village of the Arts.