Back in 2010 when you went to the Venice Farmer's Market, you'd be lucky to find 10 vendors. Thankfully in 2011, Linda Wilson decided to take on the challenge of creating an experience that visitors and locals would look forward to and frequent weekly as part of their regular excurions into downtown. But what exactly did this former manager of an Engineering and Design Department know about creating a successful market? Honestly, nothing! However with her common sense, lots of research and sheer determination she figured it out.
Today, the market is thriving, not just surviving with between 38 - 44 unique vendors, musical entertainment, several awesome activities and creative special programs. One such program is "Venice Youth, Blooming and Growing" where children have the opportunity to build their businesses right in front of our eyes. These budding business entrepreneurs have to meet special requirements, maintain good grades, have a homemade product or talent and be under 18. Beginning on June 11, The Venice Farmer's Market is sponsoring their first Young Entrepreneur, Emmarose Larson. Emmarose is the Principal Baker and Sole Proprietor of Crazy Creations of Venice.
Venice is known for their beaches, sunshine and multiple activities but don’t forget about our world-class restaurants! Starting on June 1st you can take a culinary adventure around town without breaking the bank! During Savor Sarasota, you can enjoy a 3-course meal for lunch for $15.00/pp and for dinner $29/pp. Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar is an intimate, bistro-style restaurant featuring American cuisine with fine wine and a full bar. They are offering their Savor Sarasota specials all the way through June 30th, check out their menu here.
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