Farmers’ Market – Naples

My favorite Saturday morning activity is going to the Third Street South Farmer’s Market. This is a small farmer’s market, only about a block long. It is in Old Naples, about four blocks from the beach and is in one of the up-scale shopping areas. It caters to tourists and natives alike – and there is something for everyone.

Us snowbirds and the tourists are just beginning to arrive so it is a delightful time to walk around. The temperature is low, the sun is warm and there isn’t a lot of people.

A local caterer was giving out samples of a zucchini sandwiches. I got so engrossed in taking pictures of her fresh vegi foods that I forgot to try it. I’m glad I’ll have a next time.

Many of the small local deli owners set up tables and sell their specialties – and there are lots of good foods prepared to eat as people walk around. This morning we had the third best scone I have had, the best being a scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam in Bath, England and a whole wheat scone in Oxford, England. And here at the farmer’s market so many, many delights for the senses and lens.

pottery with fishes & turtles, shells that are candles

smoked fish and cheeses and farmers with vegis

cleaver little dishes with knobs for grating

ethnic foods, kettle corn (oh so good)

basket weavers selling baskets

soups, tarts, doggie treats

herbs fresh and dried

loofah sponges

flowers

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    • Being a snowbird is really nice. We “fly” home next weekend for 6 weeks and then come back. I guess that really makes us snow birds. It is a really fun farmers market – I will do another post in January on the dogs at the farmer’s markets. A very “well behaved” group of beauties bring their masters.

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    • It really did smell good. I have put on weight in the month we have been here because of all the fun things to buy and eat. My husband isn’t saying what the scales say to him.

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    • The food does make it much more interesting. And it is such good food because it is fixed by local merchants who have a reputation at stake. Thanks for checking my post out, Ioanna.

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      • Hi,
        Mostly I like it Japanese food, becouse so much fish but love American food too there are good.
        Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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        • Thank you for the wish you sent. I do believe you have a better diet because of the fish. Many people find they feel sick after eating US food because it is so much heavier. Do you have a similar holiday in Japan?

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