Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market is Simply Fresh in Southwest Florida

An Abundance of Oranges at the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market, Punta Gorda, Fla.opens IMAGE file
An Abundance of Oranges at the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market, Punta Gorda, Fla.

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.

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Shop for Locally Grown and Made Items

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.

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Punta Gorda Farmer's Market in Southwest Florida

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.
Tel: 941-505-1520
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Inside the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market in Southwest Florida
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Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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