Exploring Anna Maria Island’s Farmers Markets

One of the most unique things you can do during any vacation is experience culture through artisan goods made & sold by the locals, and Anna Maria Island is no exception. During your stay, make sure to visit the Anna Maria Island farmers’ markets!

At Lizzie Lu’s Island retreat, we take great pride in providing top-of-the-line Anna Maria Island rental homes for our guests & making sure each guest has a memorable vacation experience. Skip the hassle of endless Google searching to plan your shopping adventure. Everything you need to know about the island’s unique and vibrant markets can be found in this guide!

Bridge Street Market

Head over to Bridge Street, one of the most historic places to visit in the area. As you take in the beauty of Bradenton Beach, be sure to check out the Bridge Street Market — a popular destination for both locals and visitors. This Anna Maria Island market has something for everyone, like handmade goods, fresh produce, baked goods, cut flowers, and unique handmade jewelry.

Bridge Street Market is held every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm, hosting over 50 selected vendors. The market also hosts live music and other entertainment to help create an unforgettable shopping experience.

Coquina Beach Market

Are you looking for a farmers’ market that includes the beauty of a beachfront paradise? Look no further than the Coquina Beach Market — an authentic beachfront market for those looking for the classic Anna Maria Island farmers market. You can enjoy the warm sun and soft breeze from the Gulf of Mexico as you browse the market’s quality goods. 

Coquina Beach is the place to be every Sunday – from 10 am to 4 pm for a unique Anna Maria Island shopping experience. Shop for locally sourced produce, fresh seafood, irresistible baked goods, and crafts from local artists.

tomatoes, peppers, more at farmer's market
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Bradenton Farmers Market

Bradenton Farmers Market is famous among locals and visitors for its welcoming atmosphere. This market is located not far from Anna Maria Island, so you can easily visit during your vacation. With over 40 vendors offering a wide variety of goods, it guarantees an exceptional selection for you to explore. Take your time browsing the fresh produce, raw organic honey, artisanal cheeses with curated flavors, and prime meats for your next delicious home-cooked meal. You can also enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations while you shop!

This island market is open every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm in downtown Bradenton from October to May.

Anna Maria Island Tuesday Morning Market

The Anna Maria Island Tuesday Market is a delightful market that attracts visitors and residents alike with its charming atmosphere and a variety of vendors. The market opens at 8:30am-2pm every Tuesday and is a seasonal event, running from October through May 2024. Located at City Pier Park, it offers a peaceful setting right by the waterfront, allowing shoppers to enjoy stunning views while browsing the stalls.

The market is known for its diverse range of vendors, offering everything from fresh produce and seafood to handmade crafts and artisanal goods. Visitors can find local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, and much more. Friendly vendors are eager to share their stories and offer recommendations, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With its great location and unique offerings, the Anna Maria Island Tuesday Market is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the local culture and beauty of the island.

Red Barn Flea Market

If you’re looking for a unique farmers market experience, the Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton is for you. It’s full of history and tradition, and you can visit on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm. While it’s mainly known for its flea market, you’ll also find a delightful area filled with fresh, local produce and beautiful handmade goods. Explore the many vendors and their unique products. Try delicious snacks from the food stands and enjoy live entertainment to have an immersive experience.

Sarasota Farmers’ Market

If you like to explore places through local produce and other products, then the Sarasota Farmers’ Market is an absolute must-visit. From fresh fruit and vegetables to delicious artisanal cheeses and fresh-off-the-boat seafood, this market is a food lover’s paradise. With over 70 vendors to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice! This market isn’t just about the incredible food. They also host special event, like exciting cooking competitions and seasonal celebrations. So, if you’re looking for a delicious food adventure that will last in your memory forever, head on over to the Sarasota Farmers’ Market.

The Sarasota market is open every Saturday, from 7 am to 1 pm, in downtown Sarasota.

Plan Your Visit

No matter which Lizzie Lu rental option you choose, you can count on our warm hospitality, attention to detail, and commitment to creating a vacation experience that will leave you with a heart full of joy and wonderful memories. Welcome to your home away from home. 

Book Your AMI Vacation Rental with Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat

At Lizzie Lu’s, our goal is simple — to offer perfect AMI rentals where you can kick back, relax, and cherish all the beautiful memories you’ve made. Whether you are seeking a spacious home with a pool or a cozy beachfront cottage, Lizzie Lu’s offers accommodations to suit any group’s needs.

We have a variety of stunning luxury homes perfect for an unforgettable beach getaway. We understand that your four-legged family members are an essential part of your vacation, which is why we offer pet-friendly homes. Here, your furry friends are welcome to join in on the island fun. No need to leave them behind! If you’re craving poolside relaxation, look no further than our homes with heated pools. Take a refreshing dip, soak up the sun, and let your worries melt away. Our beachfront homes offer the ultimate coastal experience, with breathtaking views and easy access to the beautiful shores of Anna Maria Island.

Whether planning a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family vacation, or a big gathering with friends, from 1-bedroom homes to 4-bedroom homes, we can accommodate couples, families, and large groups. Say goodbye to dull hotels and hello to the Lizzie Lu experience! No matter which of our rental options you choose, you can count on our warm hospitality, attention to detail, and commitment to creating a vacation experience that will leave you with wonderful memories. Welcome to your home away from home!