Phillippi Farmhouse Market Re-Opens Wed. Oct. 2 with music, puppets, treats and much more

[clearboth]On Wed Oct 2, the Phillippi Farmhouse Market will re-open for its 5th season at Phillippi Estate Park,  5500 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.  Phillippi Farmhouse Market is Sarasota’s only mid-week farmers market, open each Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The grand re-opening day features 45 vendors, the music of Ted Stevens Trio, raffles, free “sweet treats” from Sift Bakehouse and, for the children, puppet storytelling by Connie Manson of the Waldorf School at 9:30 a.m.

The market features local plants and produce, including USDA Certified Organics, prepared foods to enjoy picnic-style at the market or take home for a quick and easy meal.  Talented local artisans display and sell their unique handicrafts and there are also specialty vendors.

Both Phillippi Farmhouse Market and Phillippi Estate Park are dog friendly and well-behaved canines are welcome on leash.  The market has ample free parking.  Stop by the market’s Welcome Tent for information on what’s happening in county parks and in the community.  Sarasota County Extension Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions.

Every Wednesday there will be a guided tour of the historic Edson Keith Mansion, which will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.  At noon in the Mansion, Sarasota County Extension will hold an hour’s class on various gardening  topics.  Please stop by the Welcome Tent for a schedule of classes.

For more information, please call 941-861-5000.