Friday, January 4, 2013
The Downtown Clearwater Evening Farmers Market opens Friday, Jan. 4 and is expected to be open the first Friday each month.
When Bob Fernandez started the Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market 18 years ago it was the only one around. Over time, other markets have sprung up in cities throughout the Tampa Bay area. "It just caught on a little more," Fernandez said. Now, farmers market fans can add another day to shop in Clearwater's outdoor ambiance. Organizers of the Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market which meets Wednesdays, are expanding the market to include the first Friday each month starting Jan. 4. "We thought there was a need for it," said Fernandez, market manager. "People were asking." The market will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. through May 3 in the 500 block of Cleveland Street. If it works well they will try the additional day during the fall, Fernandez …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Clearwater vendor is bringing her scrumptious scents to a farmers market near you.
Sophia Allen, of Clearwater, started her soap business, Kiss & Glow, after her children gave her a present. "My kids bought me a make-your-own-soap kit, and I was hooked," Allen said. That simple gift has led to a full line of soaps, lip balms, bath salts and sugar scrubs. The products are all gluten-free and vegan, Allen said. Allen's children are still part of the process, including her daughter, Larissa Merritt, who helps with the sales and marketing. Try the scrumptious scents such as lime sugar, candy apple, lavender smoothie, orange rose and mango coconut. Find Kiss & Glow at Largo's weekly Open-Air Market on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Largo Community Center. They'll also be at the Clearwater Farmers Market on Oct. …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Residents and visitors take advantage of the beautiful weather to mingle at the downtown Farmers Market.
Getting downtown can be a pain. First, there's the traffic and the congestion. But just as the skies were a brilliant, clear blue, the traffic and congestion of downtown Clearwater thinned out just in time for the weekly Farmers Market. Dozens of different booths lined Cleveland Street where customers could purchase anything from pastries to fruits and vegetables to having knives sharpened and crawfish pies. Here are some photos of how patrons enjoyed the morning and the various booths selling their wares.