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A Guide to the Markets of Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the definition of relaxation. It’s long been a well-kept secret among Florida’s visitors, meaning you won’t see high-rises and fancy hotels along the 7-mile stretch of shoreline. Instead, you’ll be greeted by locals walking down the street while you head to the white sand beaches, delectable restaurants, or unique attractions. One of the best ways to spend your day on AMI is by visiting the nearby farmer’s markets. Our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals are conveniently located near some of the biggest and best farmer’s markets in the area.

Fresh veggies at Bradenton Farmers Market in Florida

Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Old Main Street in Bradenton hosts the Bradenton Farmers’ Market, where you’ll find everything from fresh local produce to hand-crafted art projects, lively music, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. There are new vendors and activities every single week, so no matter how often you visit, you’ll find something brand new to take advantage of! Be sure to also explore The Riverwalk while you’re in town!

Bradenton Farmers’ Market is held at 400 12 St. West. You can find the market open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Parking is free, and leashed pets are welcome.

Flower arrangement at Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market

Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market

This year-round market is dedicated to showcasing local vendors and artisans and highlighting eco-friendly products and practices that benefit the great city of Sarasota. The market first opened in 1979 and has been welcoming locals and visitors ever since. Not only will you get to mingle with the locals and fellow travelers, but you can also feel good about supporting local non-profits with your purchases.

Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market is held at 1 N. Lemon Avenue. They are open every Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Delicious cookies for sale at the beach market in coquina beach

Beach Market at Coquina Beach

Head to the south side of AMI to find the Beach Market at Coquina Beach. It’s quick to reach thanks to the island’s free trolley service, and when you arrive, you’ll find tons of amazing food, drinks, crafts, and more. This is a great place to spend the whole afternoon since you can shop ‘till you drop and then dip your toes in the sand!

Beach Market at Coquina Beach is held at 2650 Gulf Drive South. They are open Sundays from November through July and Wednesdays from December 19th – May 22nd. The market operates from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Clothing for sale at the Bridge Street Market in Bradenton Beach, Florida

Bridge Street Market

Not to be confused with the city of Bradenton, Bradenton Beach on AMI holds the Bridge Street Market weekly. Many visitors flock to this market for the wide selection of hand-made jewelry and accessories, as well as to pick out some fresh produce and listen to the local musicians. You can also explore the rest of Bridge Street once you’re done at the market.

Bridge Street Market is held at 107 Bridge St. They are open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Sunday from November through April.

Overview shot of Anna Maria City Pier

City of Anna Maria Farmer’s Market

Finally, visit City Pier Park in the spring to experience the City of Anna Maria Farmer’s Market, a one-of-a-kind shopping adventure where you can purchase local flowers, herbs, baked goods, produce, accessories, and more. Feel free to spend the morning here before taking to the rest of the city in the afternoon.

The City of Anna Maria Farmer’s Market is held at City Pier Park at the corner of Pine Avenue and South Bay Boulevard. They are open every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in March, April, and May.

These markets offer fun and cheap activities for your whole party to enjoy, so be sure to visit them all! At the end of your day, relax and unwind at one of our vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island. Our properties are designed with you in mind, and we have options for all budgets and all party sizes. For more information about the area and our properties, contact us today!