See you Wednesday Oct. 5th!

We are off for the summer…

That’s right … the Phillippi Farmhouse Market is closed for the season. The market features local produce and the growing season in Southwest Florida extends from October through April.

All the market vendors are taking a little break and then will get ready to gear up again for re-opening their 8th season in October. Should you wish to contact one of the market’s vendors, please press the “VENDOR” tab at the top of our webpage ( and that will take you to a list of all the market’s vendors. Many of them have web sites so that you can be in touch with them for special requests AND information on their products.

Market vendors and volunteers from FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS all send best wishes and thank you for your patronage of Sarasota’s only mid-week market. It has been our pleasure to serve you!

Please note that Phillippi Estate Park is a county park and will be open daily from 6:00 a.m. until midnight for your enjoyment of this natural areas park. There are shoreline trails which are perfect for birding, photography, benches to rest and quietly enjoy the scenery and Gazebo and picnic tables available for picnics. Should you wish to rent the Gazebo for a family reunion, child’s birthday party or small wedding, please contact Phillippi Estate Park office (941-316-1309) for rental information.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June for 500BC AT PHILLIPPI bring your family and friends to the Edson Keith Mansion for a FREE family fun event all ages will enjoy. Learn about what happened in 500BC on the property. There will be archaeologists and experts to talk about the artifacts that were brought out of the ground in an archaeological excavation in January of this year. The artifacts have been cleaned and catalogued at New College of Florida under the direction of Dr. Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology, Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab. You will get to handle these 2,500 year old artifacts and learn about the Manasota Indians who lived here from 500BC until 800AD. Behind the Mansion there will be a demonstration of atlatls.

What’s an atlatl?
It’s a throwing weapon used to kill wooly Mammoths. Atlatls were used before bows and arrows were invented. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn about the first inhabitants of the area and talk with the experts. This fascinating event will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25th.

For more information, please call the Phillippi Estate Park office a 941-316-1309, visit us on Facebook,, or online at



Support local growers and visit Englewood Farmers Market this summer!

Englewood Farmers Market is open each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 300 Block of Historic West Dearborn Street. The Englewood Famers Market is the second largest market the tri-county area featuring over 50 of the top vendors in the region.