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Sunday August 28 , 2016

Blooming Groves Nursery

Russ Esposito, Owner

Donna Santoro, General Manager 

Blooming Groves Nursery is a family owned and operated nursery established in 1991.  We carry herbs all year with a larger selection during the winter months.  From fall until spring, we carry vegetable plants and greens - some heirloom varieties.  From spring until fall, we carry perennials including butterfly plants.  We offer a large a large selection of succulents and cactus all year - including some rare and unusual plants.

We take pride in offering quality products at reasonable prices and all locally grown.

North Port, Florida



Butcher's Gourmet, Premium Meats

Dana & Julie Chase, owners

We are very excited to be part of the Venice Farmer's Market, starting Nov. 17, 2012.  At the market, we will feature marinated sirloin tips, chicken & pork; grass fed Florida beef; free range Florida chickens; Dakin's Dairy; Sutter's Farm eggs; and our own homemade chicken salad.

In addition to finding some of our products at the market, we have a store located at 1086 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Fl. (Blackburn Point Plaza).  We specialize in delicious marinated meats ready for the oven or grill; restaurant quality steaks; grass fed Florida beef & chicken; local dairy; fresh squeezed juice; homemade prepared meals and baked goods and more. 

Custom catering, at retail prices, is available for any occasion.  WE also love creating gift baskets for those special occasions.

Check out our website @ www.butchersgourmetosprey.com

We are open Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Phone 941-882-3977 to order in advance

Come and see us - the difference is delicious!!!!


C F Produce

Produce, Cindy Hupper, owner

Trained by Tomato George, I  will do my best to present our customers with an attractive display of the best of the season, fruits and vegetables available in Florida.  Tomato George was one of the first vendors, to help start our market over 15 years ago, I have been at the market through rain, freezing cold, and blistering heat.

We have three growing seasons here in Florida, fall, winter. and spring. In everyone else’s growing season, summer, we have to have most everything shipped to us from the north.  Vegetables need cooler nights to produce fruit, than we have in the tropics.  I only bring products to the markets that are nutritious, fresh, and attractive to the eye that I would enjoy in my own home.


CocOlive Oil Company

CocOlive Oil, Patrick and Joyce Keigher, owner

Florida Coconut Oil Co., LLC,  specializes in Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and texture that other brands cannot match.  The Florida Coconut Oil Co. provides high quality service that only local owners can provide.

CocoOlive is a mixture of Expeller-Pressed Organic Coconut Oil, Virgin Organic Coconut Oil and Virgin Olive Oil.  The synergism between these edible oils forms a new and innovative product with additional benefits:  1.  Lower Saturated Fat 2.  Higher Cooking Temperature  3.  Increased non-adhesion.  This is a great oil for dipping (add your own spices), sauteing, replacement for butter of substitutes and baking.

Website:  www.floridacoconutoil.com

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Store:  Florida Coconut Oil Co., Venice Centre Mall 238A Tampa Ave. W., Venice, Fl. 34285

Phone:  941-416-8229


D & B Nursery

Don & Brenda Hanak, owners

D & B Nursery has been registered and inspected by the Florida Department of Agriculture since 2001.  We are a retail nursery owned and operated by Don and Brenda Hanak.  They grown and sell from the Port Charlotte location, and sell regularly at farmer's markets, plant sales, and special events.  People are welcome to visit and buy plants at the nursery.  To make sure they are open, please call first for a time convenient to you:  941-276-7758.  Product is usually 1-7 gallons for customer convenience of handling, hauling, and planting.  Payment is by cash or personal check.


Dee-Ziner Cakes and Pastries

Dee-Ziner Cakes and Pastries

Dee Baker and John Fowler, Owners

Dee-Ziner Cakes and Pastries is located here in beautiful Venice Florida.  We specialize in special occasion cakes, wedding cakes, pastries and made from scratch pies.   We have been in business for approximately 2 ½ years and as of January 3, 2012 we moved into our new 2000 sq ft location.  We also offer a variety of gift baskets, hand made aprons, and preserves.   We donate day old items to the Center of Hope located on Venice Avenue.   John handles specialty items such as his gooey butter cakes, liquor cakes, cookies, and delightful French cupcakes. He is also the vendor at the Venice Farmers Market (past two years) where you can find sour dough breads, pies, cupcakes, and cookies each Saturday.   

Located at 773 Tamiami Trail, US 41 Bypass South, in the Gulf Coast Plaza. 

Phone:  Bakery 941-882-3273 or  941-716-4196

Website: www.deezinercakes.com 


Dusty's Produce

Dustin Thibodeau, Owner

New farmers are quickly becoming a rarity, and these days, it can be hard to get started.  Yet exciting opportunities exist especially for those who capture the growing consumer interest in selling healthy food grown locally from our local farmers.  Dusty was inspired to start selling fruits and veggies by wanting to live a healthy life style and wanting to give others the same opportunity as the demand for more fresh and local food grown with minimal environmental effects.   He feels that eating Mother Nature's wholesome, natural foods is the best way to cleanse and heal your body.

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Efrain 'Chef Ef' Martinez

"Chef Ef", Founder and Executive Chef


Efrain "Chef Ef" Martinez has had over 19 years of experience in the food service industry.  Raised in San Andres in the south of Spain, Chef Ef learned much of his art of Spanish cooking from his grandmother Dona Felicita Perez de Garcia.  He returned to the United States to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts. After receiving a Degree in Culinary Arts from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., he created La Posada Restaurant and Catering Co.  His unique talent and passion for the art of Spanish cooking was then displayed on the PBS series "Chef Ef" and the TV Food Network "Cafe Ole".

Traditional & Innovative Paellas, Tapas, Desserts and Wines


Phone:  1-845-389-2320


Immune Sollution

Immune Solutions - Jackie Page, owner

Jackie, a vegan, believes the way to better health is more raw vegetables (salads).  They naturally alkaline the body and make it possible to improve digestion and increase energy.  The vegetables today lacks nutrients so in order to keep our cells supplied with dense nutrients we need to supplement the body with plant based super foods.  Jackie has been educating the public at green markets for 7 years.  She has selected out a group of powerful superfoods that she offers at the green markets.   Her product success with weight loss, improved digestion and energy has boomed her business.  Jackie's superfoods will never have: artificial colors, sweeteners, mixing agents, and/or fillers.  The are very nutrient dense so you feel some change the day you take them.  Jackies is on her second year at the Venice Farmer's Market and loves Venice, Florida.

Website:  www:immunesolutions.com

Phone:  727-468-4688

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Island Organics

Island Organics

Alexa Dippolito, Owner

Alexa Dippolito grew up in the suburbs of Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia.  When she was thirteen she became a vegetarian and because of that she became much more involved in food and nutrition.  She started cooking with her mom, Kathy, who was always been very supportive with her decision to be meat free.  After high school Alexa attended Temple University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, while also working at a local smoothie shop.  She loved working there but had so many of her own ideas that she dreamed of opening her own place.

A year later, Alexa, her parents Kathy and John, and her boyfriend Yuri decided to move into their vacation home in Nokomis.  Looking for a new way of life away from the cold they new it was time to do something different.  After living here for a few months they realized there were no smoothie and juice shops around that were all organic and really based on giving people a healthy product.  With Alexa, now a holistic health coach, they had confidence that she was ready to start her own business.  On March 1, 2014 they opened Island Organics on 231 West Miami Avenue in Venice.  So far it's been going great and the City of Venice really seems to appreciate having a healthy option on the Island.

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/islandorganicssmoothieandjuicebar

Website:  www.islandorganicssmoothie.com

Phone 941-484-3565


Joy's Gourmet

Rod Duncan, Regional Distributor

I joined the Joy's Gourmet family in August of 2012, when I discovered a vendor at another market selling these tasty, healthy sauces.  They were constantly the busiest vendors at the market!  Here's why!

Joy's Gourmet is focused on producing High Quality, Sugar Free*, Low Sodium HEALTHY Pasta Sauces, Garlic Spreads, Salad Dressings, and Appetizers, along with a Mild & Spicy Salsa.  THE PRODUCTS SIMPLY SELL THEMSELVES.

I have recently added a full line of Fresh Pasta, made fresh weekly in Sarasota.  These include some fabulous Ravioli like Smoked Salmon, Lobster, and Caramelized Onion & Mushroom.  Our Pasta line-up is unrivaled, with a delightful list that includes Linguini's, Spaghetti, Fettuccini, and Bucatini & Bucatoni, a spaghetti with a whole in the noodle.  We also carry a Vegan Pasta called Earth Mix, YUMMY!

Stop by for a Free Sample, and find out why The Joy's Gourmet Booth is a great place to pick up dinner, or a great sauce or spread to compliment you Joy of Cooking!


Kringle's Kitchen

Pat Switzer & Alice Bergquist, Owner

We are Kringle's Kitchen here for you and your dog...All of our Gourmet Dog Treats are made by hand one cookie cutter at a time. Our moto is "The Love is baked right in". We are here to supply you for the best treats for your dog for every occasion daily treats for training or for the more special occasions. We will be happy to make whatever you need from a birthday cake to platters for your canine guests. Are you having a "Barkmitzpha" or a wedding? Come see Pat or Alice at the Venice Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings!


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