If you’ve visited Sanibel & Captiva Islands in the winter or early spring, you’ve probably experienced the Sanibel Farmers Market first-handedly. Locals and vacationers alike flock to the market on Sunday mornings to bask in the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and pastries.
Since 2008, farmers, bakers, fishermen and chefs have brought their local produce and products to the Sanibel Farmers Market, offering a fresh and farm friendly grocery option for those on the islands. The market supports local small business and entrepreneurs. Consumers buy directly from producers, growers and fishermen, which in turn works to reduce the carbon footprint of the traditional packaging and transportation of produce to supermarkets.
Families, friends and even pets stroll along the market, immersing themselves in the charming small-town Sanibel community. Shoppers enjoy the unique market offerings and the social camaraderie of meeting new people. Many see the local attraction as a destination place to be on Sunday mornings.
Fresh baked breads, artisan cheeses, roasted nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood galore, sweet honey, savory spices, sour pickles, baked desserts, fresh pasta, smoked pork, hot pizza, cold smoothies, animal treats, flowers, plants, soaps, scents and more!
Come with empty shopping bags and leave with fresh products, full bellies and a smile.
The market is open every Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm, November through April. Just follow the crowd to the Sanibel City Hall on Dunlop Road, and traffic police will point you in the right direction. Better yet, ride your bike and park it along the bike racks outside the Sanibel Farmers Market. However you choose to travel, you’ll love the experience of this Sanibel tradition. We encourage you to go early – products do sell quickly!