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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Manatee County, west Florida?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Manatee County, west Florida, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in July 2018, and other timely information:

July brings with it the Fall harvest of many crops, from apples to many vegetables, and the ability to buy locally, soon col weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions,  plus fresh winter squash, pumpkins and moren.

Manatee County, west Florida Farmer's Market Listings in 2018, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Note about strawberries in Florida: There are a few strawberry u-pick farms in Florida open during the entire season, which lasts from December through April). Most commercial farms do not open their fields to the general public until the end of the season, which is usually in April (depending on the weather). 

NOTE: The exit numbers on the Interstates have changed, but we have no way of knowing what the new correct exit numbers are until the farmers correct their listings; so be sure to ask when you call the farms!

Manatee County

  • BellaBlue Berry Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    43405 State Road 64 East, Myakka Head, FL 34251. Phone: 727-364-4899. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 9am until dusk; Call for more information. Directions: From Bradenton we are located on State Road 64 East about 25 minutes from Interstate 75. From central Florida we are about the same distance on State Road 64 West from Zolfo Springs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. 2015 Update: Our blueberry season usually begins about the third week of March and continues until the end of May, or until all the fruit is harvested. This year the fruit is developing early so follow us on Facebook for updates. Generally there will be plenty of fruit available since there are thousands of plants, however we suggest that you call ahead. We use an integrated pest management system and do not apply chemical pesticides to our fruit. Please visit our website and like us on Facebook. See you at the farm!. This season we will again have our Blueberry Lime fruit spread. In addition there will be Kumquat Marmalade and Strawberry Jam. All are produced by us using local fruit. Local raw honey too! Pre-picked blueberries, by-the-pound, can be ordered and waiting for you to pick-up as well. See our website for details. (UPDATED: February 03, 2015) (ADDED: February 20, 2014)
  • Manatee County Health Department Local Farmers Stand - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables (some locally grown),
    410 6th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208. Phone: (941) 748-0747. Email: Open: See their website or Facebook page (click the name of the market). (ADDED: May 8, 2017, JBS)
  • Mixon Fruit Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, grapefruit, oranges, other citrus, tangerines, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    2525 27th St. E., Bradenton, FL 34208. Phone: 800 608-2525. Email: Open: The Groveside Market is open 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday; The Orange Blossom Tram Tours are 11:00 and 1:00, Weather permitting, Tours last approximately one hour; Mixon Groveside Cafe is open 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Saturday, Closed Sundays.; Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday. Tour the Grove: Come ride Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express! It’s affordable family fun and you’ll learn all the secrets of citrus while discovering a delightful new world in the grove. Bring your camera, you’ll want to save the memories. Our tours are packed full of educational tidbits and trivia with a heaping helping of fun. The tram will travel past the Children’s Magical Maze, Wedding Pavilion, Gazebo, and Wetlands Pond with a stop at our Wildlife Rescue. You’ll enjoy an interactive educational show with rescued Florida animals, reptiles and birds, fun for the whole family. Before or after the tour, be sure to get directions to the Gazebo & Koi Pond to view the wedding area and feed the Koi. It's a beautiful Garden Oasis you won't want to miss. The Orange Blossom Tram Tours last approximately one hour and are $10.00 for Adults & $5.00 for Children 3-10, Children under 3 are Free. Plus Tax. Affordable Family Fun: See old & new farm equipment in a working citrus grove. Learn Florida’s history & cultural heritage, citrus origins, growth and industry – second only to tourism. Discover citrus health benefits, recipes and menu planner. View our butterfly garden, packinghouse & juice processing. Take photos in the grove – fun caricature photo stands. Interact with Florida Wildlife:
    Group Tours for Schools, Home School Groups, Organizations, Clubs and Reunions available with lunch for groups of twelve (12) or more. Be sure to call ahead for reservations. Adult Lunch and Tour: $18.00, Children Lunch and Tour: $7.50, infants are free. Call 800-608-2525 ext. 256, local 748-5829 ext. 256. Ask about the Garden Oasis at Mixon’s for your next Birthday Party, Wedding or Reunion. Call 748-5829 ext. 280. (ADDED: Jul 30, 2012, from their website)
  • O'Brien Family Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapefruit, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, onions, oranges, other citrus, peppers, summer squash, tangerines, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    16505 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34212. Phone: (941) 896-4811. Email: Open: Wednesday - Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday. Directions: O'Brien Family Farms is located on State Road 64 East in Bradenton, Florida. If you're coming from I-75, get off on exit 220, head East on State Road 64 East for approximately 6.5 miles. O'Brien Family Farms will be located on the North side of State Road 64. Click here for a map and directions. O'Brien Family Farms is open seasonally from November to May. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. O'Brien Family Farms also has refreshments such as fresh fruit smoothies, strawberry shortcake, ice cream, milkshakes, and more. We also offer limited lunch items such as BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and black bean soup. cauliflower, celery, radishes, cabbage, specialty peppers (jalapenos, cubanells, poblanos, etc), lettuces, spinach, pickles. (ADDED: January 03, 2012)

For availability of other non pyo crops (berries, vegetables, etc.)  in Florida, click here!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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