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Dunedin Farmers Market coming to a close for the season

FullSizeRender (1)There’s a lot of farmers markets around Pinellas County, but my favorite is the one in Dunedin. I stopped by there this morning and I bought a couple of things — a small block of New York cheddar cheese (my husband is a BIG cheese fan) and a bottle of tart cherry concentrate which I’ll use in my morning protein shake.

IMG_0761The best thing about the farmer’s market, however, is just walking around and looking at the offerings — fresh baked bread, various pet products, Thai food products, coffee, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs from free range chickens, and a bunch of other things. It’s a great way to spend a little time on a Saturday morning. (They’re open on Fridays, too.) It’s in Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin.

If you’ve been thinking about stopping by there, make sure you go next weekend, because its the last Farmers Market of the season.  It won’t be open again until November.

 

 

 

 

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More pictures from Dunedin Farmers Market

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The downtown Dunedin farmer’s market runs from November until the end of June, which means it is about to wrap up for the year. Too bad, because it is a great way to fritter away an hour or two on Friday and/or Saturday mornings.

downtown dunedin logoThe farmer’s market runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on both days, which should be plenty of time to pick up some really fresh veggies for dinner, or some specialty food items that may be a little difficult to find elsewhere – lobster rolls and whoopee pies from a native Maine vendor, various hot sauces, some hand-made craft items, ID tags for your dog’s collar, central American coffees and other things.

There is often live music playing on the stage, as well, so if you tire of walking around shopping you can sit down on a bench and just enjoy the sounds for a while. And don’t forget that downtown Dunedin is always pet-friendly – bring your doggie for a nice outdoor excursion.

The farmer’s market is at John L. Lawrence Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin, and there’s a couple more weekend dates to enjoy before the market shuts down for the hot summer months. And don’t be too upset about the end of the farmer’s market season — Dunedin has a whole menu of downtown-related events that should keep you entertained throughout the year.

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A visit to the Tarpon Springs farmer’s market

tatersIf you’ve spent any time reading this blog you know that I love farmer’s markets, and there’s plenthy of them around North Pinellas County.  I’ve been meaning to get up to the market in Tarpon Springs — in fact, I have driven up there only to find that my visits were on off weekends when the market wasn’t operating.

Anyway, today we headed up there and got there on the right weekend.  Everything was in full swing, and we made good use of it.

There was a cheese booth, operated by a business called the Cheese Lodge in Elfers, Fla., and we bought some absolutely great brie, which we sampled as soon as we got home. Too bad, they don’t have a website.

We also bought a couple of kielbasa sandwiches, which we ate while we watched the beginning of the Rays-Yankees game on TV once we got back home.

sweet carolines 020We also stumbled across a Palm Harbor bakery which we didn’t know about.  Sweet Caroline’s had a booth at the farmer’s market, and the food on display was really eye-catching.  We bought two apple turnovers and a thick, crumbly chocolate cookie with powered sugar on top, and we took them home and ate them after those keilbasa sandwiches.

Sweet Caroline’s is in a strip mall at 3347 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, a few doors down from the Surf & Turf Market. Definitely worth a try!

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