SC photo by John Reigert
SC photo by John Reigert

It’s finally back.

The Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market returned for its 11th season Sunday, Oct. 7, at City Hall, 800 Dunlop Rd. Excitement was in the air as crowds bustled around the market after a long summer break. Many vendors reported it was one of the biggest opening days they could remember.

There were heaping tables of tropical fruits and colorful vegetables, smells of sweet pastries and breads, local honey, seafood, meats, flowers, homemade cheeses and many other products for a well-rounded market. Organizers Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer were delighted to welcome new Sanibel restaurant Paper Fig Kitchen and report the return of popular Herbacue.

While four-legged friends are not allowed in the vendor area this year, due to a new City of Sanibel policy, market goers can still find the highest quality local produce and products which has solidified its place as a favorite of islanders and visitors.

The Farmer’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday at City Hall through May 26, 2019.