The Captiva farmers market has been an insider tip for vacationers and residents in Southwest Florida. The reason is its unique location at the North end of the island. Close to Pine Island Sound, beautiful North Captiva and a few steps from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
Where To Find The Captiva Farmers Market
As parking is limited biking to Captiva on Tuesday mornings has become the activity! Located at the entrance of South Seas, the seasonal open-air market runs between November and the end of April. (opening hours 9AM-1PM).
What to Buy at the Captiva Farmers Market?
During the hot months of November, March and April smoothies are the top sellers at the Captiva Farmers market. Be prepared to wait in line to get your portion of cold vitamins.During December, January and February make sure to take fresh Seafood home. Molly Malones legendary fresh fish or “The Turquoise Truck”.
Just picked produce, seafood, cheese, pickles, orchids, cut flowers, native plants, prepared foods, soaps, candles, guacamole, organic veggies at 12 seasons farms, and much more.
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Famous Visitors at the Captiva Farmers Market
In 1970 Captiva`s most famous resident ever – the artist Robert Rauschenberg – settled on the island. The Rauschenberg residency is just a short walk from the farmers market. Rauschenberg called Captiva Island magic and his source and reserve of his energies. In 1990, Rauschenberg created the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF) to promote awareness of the causes he cared about, such as world peace, the environment and humanitarian issues. The RRF has several residency programs. One of them takes place on the artist’s property in Captiva Island, Florida. The foundation is one of the most popular guests of the Captiva Farmers market.
Where to have lunch after the Captiva Farmers Market
If you are still hungry after shopping at the farmers market consider going to Doc Fords right besides the market. The authentic island design and their salads or Yucatan shrimp are a great contribution to your healthy lifestyle and holistic fitness. An alternative are the fun Bubble Room or the Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane