Some days I can’t find myself out of a paper bag but last week my navigation disability ended up being serendipitous. After leaving a meeting in Punta Gorda, I took a wrong turn down Taylor Road and saw signs promoting fresh produce and farmer’s market. Following the signs, I ended up at the corner of Pascal Drive and Burnt Store Road at a super duper cute produce market called opens in a new windowPunta Gorda Farmer’s Market, not to be confused with the weekly, Saturday morning opens in a new windowDowntown Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market.
Outside were what looked to be hand-painted signs promoting “local produce” and “fresh milk.” Inside it was adorable with its country-themed decor. I found an abundance of fresh produce including citrus and tomatoes, locally-produced items (such as honey), and artisan-type foods, such as sweet potato chips I gobbled up, ginger ale made with cane syrup, lovely cheeses, jellies and marmalades, dips, baked goods and other tasty looking items.
Speaking with the cashier, I learned the market opened December 30 and is open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check ’em out sometime and buy local!
Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market
8270 Pascal Dr.
Punta Gorda, Fla.
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