Story time at the Market

Story Time at the Market   On the southeast side of the Saturday Morning Market, you’ll find a large lawn shaded by trees and cooled by breezes off the Bay.  On the second Saturday of each month, families gather on the lawn for Story Time.  Parents and their children listen to stories, and sing and […]

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Vendor Profile: GateauOChocolat

Chocolate Heaven, Here on Earth The idea of specializing in flourless chocolate cakes came to Emmanuel Roux in a Parisian restaurant. When he complimented the owner on her admirable cake, she shared a technique or two and, after returning to St. Petersburg, Roux began to play with the recipe. “I’ve always been interested in organic […]

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Vendor Profile: Reeling in Fisher’s Weekly Catch

It’s possible other customers have already beaten you to the kingfish steaks, however. After all, there was just one of that species this week and those in the know placed pre-orders after reading proprietor Martin Fisher’s email, guaranteed to get a fish buyer’s adrenaline flowing. A sample: “We always have a line past the produce […]

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Vendor Profile: Ricky P’s

Piece of Cajun Paradise With the aroma of gumbo floating through the air, Rick Parsons cracking a Cajun joke and (with luck) a zydeco band playing — you could close your eyes and think you were in New Orleans. Open them and you’re back at Ricky P’s in the St. Petersburg market, also a fine […]

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Vendor Profile: Mr. I Got ‘Em

Collard Greens and Smoked Turkey–Go Get ‘Em! You’ve seen him. Mr. I Got ‘Em, elegant in tails and top hat, striding to and fro between produce-laden tables and barbecue grills lined with sizzling sausage and turkey legs.  Even after piling pulled pork onto buns and dishing up collard greens all morning, there’s never a speck on […]

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Vendor Profile: The Dancing Goat

THE DANCING GOAT: AN EGG AND MILK BOUTIQUE Pam Lunn, a friendly woman with a blond ponytail who’s a self-described “refugee from corporate America,” is quick to brag about her eggs and goat milk. “We have the best eggs in the world,” she says. “No hormones, no antibiotics–once you get used to them, you can’t […]

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Market In One Minute

It’s quite remarkable how a large community event emerges out of a bare parking lot in the morning, thrives for 5 hours, and then rapidly disappears again. All of this is displayed in just one minute, in a time lapse video created by videographer David Brown, and shot from the top of the neighboring Bayfront […]

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Edible Surprises from Luster Aq

Craig and Darcy Presnell, of Luster Aquatics, are world famous for their water lilies and pond plants. From their name alone, you wouldnt’ know that they grow a remarkable diversity of edible plants as well, including: a variety of peppers, some of which they make into paprika; Epazote, which gives any black bean dish or […]

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Best of the Bay!

September 30, 2014 – You know, it never gets old winning awards that our customers vote on. We just won the 2014 award for ‘Best Farmers Market‘ in Creative Loafing‘s annual Best of the Bay contest! It’s the biggest customer-based contest in the Bay Area.  This is the fifth year we’ve won, which is as […]

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