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  • TOMORROW! Join us for Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest! Enjoy traditional southern cuisine, local live music and spoken word, and more than 30 local vendors. Big Mama's festival plays a significant role in getting more people into Newtown and sharing more of what Newtown offers with the rest of Sarasota. So, come out Saturday and say "hi" 👋 to all of our friendly vendors and see just how good it can get. It looks like the weather will be cooperating, so come and join us this Saturday from Noon to 6 pm at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC). You'll feel good about being part of something bigger.🥰

    TOMORROW!

    Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest TOMORROW! Join us for Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest! Enjoy traditional southern cuisine, local live music and spoken word, and more than 30 local vendors. Big Mama’s festival plays a significant role in getting more people into Newtown and sharing more of what Newtown offers with the rest of Sarasota. […]

  • Big Mama's Collard Green Festival is the primary revenue driver for the Newtown Farmers Market.

    Newtown’s Big Mama’s Festival is more than just collard greens

    Newtown’s Big Mama’s Festival is more than just collard greens SARASOTA —  The heart of Newtown will be filled with smells of traditional southern cuisine and sounds of local live music Oct. 16 as the fifth annual Big Mama’s Collard Green Festival returns to Sarasota’s historically Black neighborhood. The festival is the primary revenue source for the Newtown Farmer’s Market and comes as a result […]

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    Come take a Stroll at the Farmers Market

    Come take a Stroll at the Farmers Market Wouldn’t you rather stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a sunny day ☀️ than roll your cart around a grocery store 🛒with artificial lights and piped-in music? Coming to the farmers’ market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market is […]

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    It’s a beautiful day to be at the market

    Join us at the Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market Be sure to stop by the Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market this Friday or Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm to stock up on some of your market favorites, such as baked goods, fresh produce and other local goods. #SupportLocal #blackownedbusiness #smallbusiness

  • THANK YOU, SPONSORS, of Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from Noon to 6 p.m. at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. 1845 John Rivers Street (34th Street), Sarasota. Community Foundation of Sarasota County Sarasota Housing Authority Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Frederick Derr & Company Ringling College of Art + Design The Cogsdill Family ABC7 WWSB Kasy Kane Mr. Stevey Meditates Sarasota Police Department Lagasse Utilities Moms Demand Action Michaels Management-Affordable LLC FastSigns of Sarasota Tempo News Miss Susie's Newtown Kitchen UnitedHealthcare We are very thankful for ALL of our #BigMama21 sponsors. Stay tuned for more and consider becoming a sponsor by contacting the Newtown Farmers Market at newtownfarmersmkt@gmail.com or visiting https://www.newtownfarmersmarketsrq.org.

    Thank You Big Mama Sponsors

    Thank You 2021 Big Mama’s Collard Greens Sponsors THANK YOU, SPONSORS, of Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from Noon to 6 p.m. at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. 1845 John Rivers Street (34th Street), Sarasota.

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    Join us for Live Jazz Music and Local Spoken-Word

    Join us for Live Jazz Music and Local Spoken-Word Starting at 1:30 pm today, Aug. 21, we’ll recognize local community members: Jetson Grimes, Fredd Atkins, Willie Charles Shaw and Miss Bernice Heggs. In addition, local storyteller Mr. James Brown will talk about Newtown’s History.  Between 3 and 5 pm, local talent Melanie Lavendar will deliver […]

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    Join us at the market!

    Join us at the market! Stop by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park today or tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm to pick up some fresh fruits, vegetables, local goods and more!   Don’t forget tomorrow, Saturday, August 21, we’ll be hosting a special event from 1:30 to 5 pm. Join us as we […]

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    We Deliver

    Newtown Farmers Market Delivers Did you know the Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market can come to you? Yep, that’s right, get locally produced fruits and vegetables delivered directly to your doorstep.The market will deliver to customers within one mile of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Sarasota, FL. Please place orders no later than […]

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    Local Spoken Word and Live Music on Saturday, August 21

    Local Spoken Word and Live Music Watch Local Spoken Word and Live Music on Saturday, August 21, from Noon-5 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Event Schedule 1:30-2:45p.m.: ReflectionsWe will be recognizing • Jetson Grimes• Fredd Atkins• Willie Charles Shaw• Miss Bernice Heggs The history of Newtown will be given by Mr. […]

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    Event Rescheduled

    Event Rescheduled Due to our uninvited guest “Fred,” we will be postponing tonight’s Spoken Word and Jazz event until next weekend, August. 21. Hope to see you next there! #StayDry #TropicalStormFred

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    Watch Live Local Spoken Word and Jazz Music

    Watch Live Local Spoken Word and Jazz Music Watch Live Local Spoken Word and Jazz Music, Saturday, August 22, from 6-9 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Local talent Melanie A Lavender will deliver a passionate spoken-word performance, and the The James Varnado Bandwill keep your energy flowing with their improvisational, instrumental […]

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    Join us for one Groovy time

    Join us for one Groovy time Join us for one Groovy time as we find out who is the best Old Skool DJ in Sarasota. Today, Saturday, Aug. 7, from Noon to 5 pm the Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market will be holding an Old Skool DJ contest along with several dance contents like Soul Train […]

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    It’s Friday, and you know what that means …

    It’s Friday, and you know what that means … FARMERS MARKET TIME! Stop by today or tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm to pick up some fresh fruits, vegetables, local goods and more! Don’t forget tomorrow, Saturday, August 7, we’ll be hosting an Old Skool DJ Reunion from Noon to 5 pm. There will […]

  • Are you the Best Old Skool DJ?

    THIS WEEKEND! Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the BEST Old Skool DJ in Sarasota? Then come participate in the Newtown Farmers Market Old Skool DJ Contest on Saturday, Aug. 7, from Noon to 5 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.There will be battles on the 1s […]

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    Local fresh fruits, vegetables and more!

    Local fresh fruits, vegetables and more! Today, July 31, from 10 am to 5 pm located at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. #SupportLocal#blackownedbusiness#smallbusiness

  • Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the BEST Old Skool DJ in Sarasota?

    Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the BEST Old Skool DJ in Sarasota? Then come participate in the Newtown Farmers Market Old Skool DJ Contest on Saturday, Aug. 7, from Noon to 5 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.Hosted by Stereo B Productions and Sarasota Newtown Farmers […]

  • Newtown Farmers Market director expanding events in hopes of visibility, more patrons

    Newtown Farmers Market director expanding events in hopes of visibility, more patrons

    Newtown Farmers Market director expanding events in hopes of visibility, more patrons “I want people to be comfortable and respectful. When people come to Newtown I want them to feel like you’re in downtown, or Lakewood Ranch or Siesta Key. I want people to say ‘There are good things in Newtown’.” — Danette Williams, Market […]

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    TGIF!

    TGIF! Come on out and get your fresh fruits, vegetables, local goods and more! Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by shopping at the Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market today and tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm located at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Hope to see you there! #PleaseShare#SupportLocal#blackownedbusiness#smallbusiness

  • PHOTOS: SARASOTA'S NEWTOWN FARMERS MARKET

    PHOTOS: SARASOTA’S NEWTOWN FARMERS MARKET

    PHOTOS: SARASOTA’S NEWTOWN FARMERS MARKET Check out the Sarasota Herald-Tribune photo gallery of the Sarasota Newtown Farmer’s Market”. Don’t forget to join us this Friday and Saturday between 10 am – 5pm at Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr. Memorial Park View the Herald-Tribune Photo Gallery

  • WE NEED YOU!

    WE NEED YOU!

    We need you! If you provide a service or sell a product, Sarasota Newtown Farmer’s Market”. has plenty of space for new vendors at a very affordable price. Apply today at https://form.jotform.com/212034545526955