The Venice Farmer's Market is a large part of the Venice Community and as such, we feel strongly about supporting non-profit 501c3 organizations. In collaboration with our community partner,, we provide spaces for non-profits groups to showcase their mission, educate the consumer or provide a fund-raising opportunity to meet their goals. We do our best to rotate these organizations throughout the year. We encourage you to learn more about these worthy causes and invite you to review some of our more frequent non-profits that set up at the market. 


In the 4 years that the Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Rescue has had the awesome opportunity to participate in the Venice Farmer's Market as a Non-Profit organization, the rescue has had many positive results.

The Venice Farmer's Market has been very generous in allowing the Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Rescue to grow with increased community exposure and continue to rescue and place many Golden Retriever in wonderful adoptive homes.


We Have: 

  • Increased our exposure and community awareness
  • Multiple foster, adopters, and volunteers have been generated
  • Funds have been raised to assist with Veterinarian expenses
  • Monthly donors have been found
  • Contacts have been made including a local restaurant owner who organized a money raising Yappy Hour specifically for our rescue

John and Beth McCollulm 941-380-8633

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Department, Animal Services Section, is thrilled to be a part of the Venice Farmer’s Market. Most people don’t know that Animal Services also adopts out many of the dogs and cats they take in. Venues like the Venice Farmer’s Market help our dogs find their forever families. This program is completely run by our volunteers and it couldn’t be done without them.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, or volunteering, stop by our booth! Our volunteers can give you more information.

8451 Bee Ridge Road (3 miles East of I-75)

Adoptions - 941-861-9523