Greenery & Food
The Greenery and Food category is the largest product type represented at our weekly farmer's market with more than 50%. You will find produce, plants and flowers; cooked/prepared foods; and specialty Foods. We invite you to visit our current Greenery and Food vendors on this page.
Big Cheese Gourmet Shop, offers over 50 varieties of artisan & craft cheeses imported from Europe, as well as creameries from around the United States. Delicious Pate, handmade all natural salami, locally sourced blueberry jelly, gourmet crackers, authentic French Baguettes and their special spice blends for bread dipping and rubs Products for the Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant customer.
Julie Presseller - 941-623-5212
Jerry Presseller - 941-391-4856
Blooming Groves Nursery is a family owned and operated nursery in North Port, Florida established in 1991. Depending upon the season they carry herbs, vegetable plants and greens - some heirloom varieties, perennials including butterfly plants and a large selection of succulents and cactus all year - including some rare and unusual plants. Quality products at reasonable prices and locally grown.
Russ Esposito, Owner 941-423-2757
Butchers Gourmet sells products from Three Suns Ranch from Punta Gorda who carries 100% grass fed, antibiotic & hormone free ground beef & bison. Prime pork ribeyes, filet mignon, and ribeye steaks are exceptional. Try their sausage, bacon and Kayem natural casing hot dogs. Delicious Clam Chowda, Brew burgers' award-winning chili. Schedule an Ipswich Clambake, Fish fry, BBQ at your home.
Dana & Julie Chase, owners 978-766-0437
Cindy seeks out small-scale fruit and vegetable growers and currently represents over 30 local farmers so that these farmers can do what they do best, grow their specialty crops. Living in Florida, we are lucky to have a twelve-month growing season. Over the many years, Cindy has established a strong bond with small-scale growers defining their geographic area where they grow their fresh fruits and vegetables.
Produce, Cindy Hupper, owner 941-626-5402
Chef Craig delights patrons with live cooking demos and free samples each Saturday for the dish he showcases that week. Cross-marketing is one of Chef Chasky's specialties, he incorporates the products sold by other vendors at the market into his cuisine, such as meats, produce, pasta, and other various items to create a one-stop shopping experience at the market. Free recipes provided.
Chef Craig B. Chasky, owner 941-224-5924
D & B Nursery has been registered and inspected by the Florida Department of Agriculture since 2001. They grow 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. Their products are usually sold 1-7 gallons for customer convenience of handling, hauling, and planting.
Don & Brenda Hanak, owners 941-276-7758
David Dickerson sells Smude premium cold pressed sunflower oil using only high oleic sunflower seeds to provide a healthy cooking oil with a two-year shelf life. NON-GMO and Gluten Free they offer Garlic Pepper, Lemon Mediterranean, Italian, Lime, Tomato Basil, and Hot Fiery. Their bread maker is a 9th generation German baker who uses old-world techniques that win awards year after year.
David Dickerson, Distributor 941-779-3016
Morning specials include quiches, biscuits and gravy, build your own breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos. On the sweet side for breakfast are cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, apple strudel, fruit Danish. Dee features homemade cakes (including wedding cakes), pastries, fruit, cream, and custard pies along with chocolate dipped macaroons, cupcakes, and cookies.
Dee Baker, Owner 941-716-4196
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 lifestyle and wanting to give others the same opportunity with minimal environmental effects. Dusty represents more than 20 local farmers.
Dustin Thibodeau, Owner 239-240-3672
Efrain "Chef Ef" Martinez was 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 received a Degree in Culinary Arts from the prestigious Culinary Arts from the Institute of American Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, N.Y., he created La Posada Restaurant and Catering Co., was on the PBS series "Chef Ef", and the TV Food Network "Cafe Ole".
"Chef Ef", Founder and Executive Chef 845-389-2320
Jackie, a vegan, believes the way to better health is to eat more raw veggies. They naturally alkaline the body and make it possible to improve digestion and increase energy. In order to keep our cells supplied with dense nutrients, we need to supplement the body with plant-based super foods. Their superfoods don't have artificial colors, sweeteners, mixing agents, and/or fillers. They are very nutrient dense so you feel some change the day you take them.
Jackie Page, owner 727-468-4688
Hand-crafted and all natural gourmet popsicles styled after the Mexican "Paletas" are now the rage at the Venice Farmer's Market. Using ONLY all natural - top quality ingredients (organic whenever possible). We pride ourselves in supporting the local economy by using locally grown 'in season' fruits and vegetables. We have many unique and tasty flavors including, Chocolate peanut banana, blueberry-lemon basil, coconut cream, banana-strawberry-pineapple and caramel sea salt.
Richard Nygren, Distributor 941-468-0566
At age 13, Alexa Dippolito became a vegetarian, and because of that, she became much more involved in food and nutrition. After high school, she attended Temple University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Now a holistic health coach she had the confidence that she was ready to start her own business. In March of 2014, she opened Island Organics offering healthy food options.
Alexa Dippolito, Owner 941-484-3565
Kringle's Kitchen are Gourmet Dog Treats made by hand one cookie cutter at a time. Their motto is "The Love is baked right in". They supply the best treats for your dog for every occasion, daily treats for training or for the more special occasions. They will also happily make whatever you need from a birthday cake to platters for your canine guests. Are you having a "Barkmitzpha" or a wedding?
Pat Switzer & Alice Bergquist, Owners
Leah's Lemonade is fresh squeezed and made from Florida spring water, Florida organic sugar and when available, organic lemons. One of the goals is to have a green and low carbon footprint company by producing products that use less energy. Leah's Lemonade gives a portion of all profits to feed hungry children in our community and around the world saying we're feeding every child "One Squeeze at a Time"
Tina and Glen Cole, Owners 941-526-6163
Leslie's Granola Snack-Ola delivers an all natural product no one can resist. Handmade daily in small batches assures freshness and even distribution of ingredients. Over 40 years earned this granola widespread popularity and thumbs up approval from Florida to New Hampshire. Stop by and have a taste sample of signature tasty Heart bars and other fine treats. All products come standard and gluten free.
Leslie Mills, Owner 754-900-7866
Maggie's Seafood has been specializing in fresh, local, wild caught seafood and shrimp at the Venice Farmers market since the very first day it opened. Along with a wide variety of swimmingly fresh fish, they also have a selection of homemade ready to eat items such as salmon patties, seafood pies, bisques and chowders, spreads and more.
Maggie Balch, Owner 866-908-0002
Mr Fun Guy has been in the cooking business all his life and worked at the top restaurant in the United States during the 1980's, Le Bec Fin. As a Chef, he loves eating and cooking with mushrooms but never realized there was a shortage on good quality and a variety of mushrooms in Florida. Never realizing their healing powers, he carries and sells gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Thus he became "MR FUN GUY".
Bill Nelms, owner 941-883-1785
Organic Awakening, owned by Randi & Chris Best-Kaye offers Almond and Cashew Nut Mylks, Coconut based Chia Puddings, Overnight Oats, and Buddha Bellies. There is no shortage of appetizing yet healthy options using only dates and natural based sweeteners like honey and maple syrup. All of the nuts are sprouted beforehand allowing for optimal nutrient absorption as well as ease of digestion.
Randi Best-Kaye Owner 917-603-6140
Pickles Plus has been family owned and operated serving the Venice community since 2005. They sell the best old fashioned dill pickles, fresh olives, homemade preserves, jams, jellies, hot sauces, BBQ sauces, antipasto salads and local honey, at very reasonable prices.
Denise Esposito, owner 941-661-6139
Sweet-O-Licious Bake Shoppe is a Cottage Food Operation which started in 2015 specializing in healthy and delicious homemade cookies and cakes made from scratch. Offering a wide variety of European style, Traditional, Gluten Fee, Vegan and Macrobiotic products enhanced primarily by organic ingredients that have become a necessity for the planet and the health and well-being of individuals who occupy it.
Nada Marlon. Owner 941-421-8407
That Pasta Guy is focused on offering high quality, sugar-free, low sodium, healthy pasta sauces, garlic spreads, salad dressings, and appetizers, along with a mild & spicy salsa. Fresh homemade ravioli includes Smoked Salmon, Lobster, and Carmelized Onion & Mushroom. Their pasta line-up includes Linguini's, Spaghetti, Fettuccini, and Bucatini & Bucatoni, Spaghetti and Vegan Pasta.
Rod Duncan, Regional Distributor 941-445-2656
Venetian Coffee Roasters produce a variety of fresh roasted coffees made on the Island in Venice, Florida. Whether its Venetian's morning favorite "Crabby Breakfast Blend", a smooth Columbian, Bold French Roast, or a Saturday favorite created for the Market, flavored or decaf coffee, we know you'll enjoy! Try their new Cold Brew or one of their many varieties of Teas, all quality products from Venetian Coffee Roasters.
Elizabeth Nugent, owner 941-488-8888
Authentic fresh Mexican cuisine prepared right before your eyes. Made to order - fresh guacamole in small and large, pica de gallo, chicken, pork and jalapeno & bean tamales and Shrimp Ceviche.
David Mota, Owner 1-608-308-4470