Saturday Morning Market Reopens This Week

In November, it will mark the start of the 10th year of the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete.

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 6, St Petersburg's Saturday Morning Market will be reopening.  

The market is held weekly on Saturdays from October through May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at the Al Lang Field parking lot (also known as Progress Energy Park) which is located on the corner of First Ave. S. and First St.

According to a news release, on opening day, The Urban Gypsies, a market favorite band, will be performing in the center of the market from 10a.m. until 2 p.m.

Each week, shoppers can browse for fresh fruits and vegetables, loaves of rustic bread, gourmet- prepared foods, specialty foods, herbs, plants, hand crafted gifts and much more.  

With up to 10,000 customers a week, and 200 vendors rotating through 130 spaces, the market is the largest farmers market in the southeast US.

10th Anniversary Celebration

Through the four Saturdays in November, the Market will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. The market opened in early November of 2002 on Second St.

Every week in November, a variety of entertainment will be added to the live music, and, highlights of the market's success will be shared. 

Dharma October 02, 2012 at 12:58 PM
why are they waiting until Nov? That is really late in the season.
cherylwithac October 02, 2012 at 02:27 PM
It's because the tenth anniversary of the market is in November.
CJ October 03, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Here's why. It would be late in the season if you live in Kansas...but not here. Unless you wait til about now...by 10am it is already extremely warm out, and by 2 pm...obviously hotter. Even now and throughout our winter here, the 10am-2pm stretch can be very warm. Remember: during the hot time of the year when some markets are not open...there are endless amounts of vegetable/fruit/plant stands all over the place anyway. Haven't you noticed that? The truth is...often...the prices at the ''City Markets'', like this one, are not always the place to get the best bargains. What they lack in having the lowest prices is made up by how fun they can be.


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