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Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete is a one-stop spot for food, fun and music

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2022-05-20 06:50:13-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Saturday Morning Market is the heart of St. Pete. This farmers market is full of food, music, art and camaraderie!

Located in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot, the market showcases more than 125 vendors each week. Booths include handcrafted jewelry, potted plants, beauty products and custom wood-carved kitchenware just to name a few. Guest can bring their dogs to get some fresh air and peruse the different vendors.

The market works closely with 15 local farmers to bring fresh produce to the crowd. There is a 1:1 match food assistance program for people with SNAP benefits—take $20 from your EBT card and have $40 to spend on Florida grown fruits and veggies.

But farm produce isn't the only take-home food. You can browse for fresh squeezed juice, imported cheese, breads and much more at the booths and get a lot of your grocery shopping done in one place.

Saturday Morning Market is also well-known for its diverse ready-to-eat foods. Try Ethiopian, French, Jamaican, Thai, Italian Mexican, Colombian, German and other cultural dishes. There is an assortment of pastries, desserts, and gluten-free or vegetarian meals for people to eat as well.

Once you've grabbed your meal, make your way over to the center of the market for some live music. Tables and chairs are set up for family and friends to sit, relax and enjoy the moment. Check out Saturday Morning Market's Facebook page to see what entertainment you can expect each week.

And coming soon is a new concierge volunteer program. Market director Gail Eggeman explained that they will be looking for people to help market-goers find the booths they are looking for, since the vendors rotate out each week. The goal is for this program to start sometime this year.

The market runs from October to May and first got started in 2002. It's open from 9 a.m - 2 p.m. every Saturday and this year it will close on May 28. A smaller version of the market will pop up from June-September at Williams Park in St. Pete.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Take a look at the application instructions for non-profit and for profit businesses.