Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday Markets at Phillippi Mansion in Sarasota

We had some customers wanting to know more about the Wednesday market we participate in down in Sarasota, at the historic Phillippi Mansion property.  Its  a lively market with 40 plus vendors, fresh produce, Cheeses, Pastries, Arts and Crafts and this coming Wed., you can also tour the historic Mansion. The market runs every Wednesday, from 9am to 2pm. Easy access right off of US 41, just south of the Bee Ridge thoroughfare into Sarasota.  Lots of free, easy parking right next to market.

Here is their latest release:

Welcome back, seasonal residents!

Last Wednesday saw a big influx of out-of-state license plates in the Phillippi Farmhouse Market parking area, and vendors reported many visitors stopped by to say they have returned for the season.  Everyone was glad to welcome back familiar faces. 

This Wednesday, crowd favorite Boris the Saxophonist will be playing your favorite songs and, yes, he does play requests.  Enjoy shopping and then rest a little, enjoy some of the farmhouse market's fabulous foods and listen to Boris.

The Edson Keith Mansion, a 1916 Italian Renaissance residence in the park, will be open for an historic tour each Wednesday morning. The guided tour is free to the public and begins promptly at 10 a.m. Join docents and learn about Sarasota's heritage.

Also on the Phillippi Estate Park property is the original building erected on the estate in 1916.   Mr. Keith lived in the farmhouse while overseeing the construction of his Mansion.  Later the farmhouse was lived in by the farm workers and household staff.  The Keith Farmhouse has been rehabilitated on the outside, and the Phillippi Farmhouse Market donates funds from the market to assist with the rehabilitation of the interior.  Walk around the clapboard farmhouse, see the re-creation of the cistern and realize that the building is a vivid reminder of Sarasota's humble origins and the workers who help build the community. 

Don't forget to bring you well-behaved dogs on leash to the market.  Vendors put out bowls of cool water for your furry friends and the park is also dog friendly.

Produce and plant vendors will be happy to carry your large purchases to your car or you may leave your purchases at the Welcome Tent and the volunteers there will hold them until you finish shopping.

There's always ample, free parking and the Welcome Tent has lots of information on what's happening in the county.  The county Extension also has a help desk, staffed with master gardeners to solve your horticultural issues.

We hope that our customer base from the Palmetto, Bradenton and & Sarasota areas have time to stop by and see us and this great little market.  Have a great week all, we will be posting later in the week about plant goodies for Sat. Morning Market, downtown St. Pete, this coming weekend.
Happy Gardening from Mitch & Annie !

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