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    Join us for a fun-filled weekend!

    Join us for a fun-filled weekend! It’s Farmers Market Day! The Sarasota Newtown Farmers Market is a market that consists of fresh, locally grown produce and products that many consumers say they thrive on! Join us today, Dec. 17, and tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. […]

  • Learn how to spread Christmas cheer through giving! The Newtown Nation is looking for people to help support two families during this holiday season. You can provide tangible support to families who wouldn’t otherwise have the ability to afford holiday gifts by donating money to purchase gifts, gift cards etc., for each family member at https://www.newtownnation.com or by donating new toys. To contribute or make donations, please contact Danette Williams at (813) 364-3618 or email newtownfarmersmkt@gmail.com.

    Donations Needed!

    We need your help to spread the Holiday Cheer! The Newtown Nation and Newtown Farmers Market adopted two local low-income families to help provide gifts for this holiday and make it a memorable one for their children. Below is a list of items still needed to complete their wish list. If you have the ability, […]

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    Feeding Our Friends in the Park for Christmas

    Feeding Our Friends in the Park for Christmas What better way to give Thanks than by volunteering and giving back to the community? So come, feed the homeless with us on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 2-4 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, and together, we can ensure the spirit and tradition of […]

  • Learn how to spread Christmas cheer through giving! The Newtown Nation is looking for people to help support two families during this holiday season. You can provide tangible support to families who wouldn’t otherwise have the ability to afford holiday gifts by donating money to purchase gifts, gift cards etc., for each family member at https://www.newtownnation.com or by donating new toys. To contribute or make donations, please contact Danette Williams at (813) 364-3618 or email newtownfarmersmkt@gmail.com.

    Learn how to spread Christmas cheer through giving!

    Learn how to spread Christmas cheer through giving! The Newtown Nation is looking for people to help support two families during this holiday season. You can provide tangible support to families who wouldn’t otherwise have the ability to afford holiday gifts by donating money to purchase gifts, gift cards etc., for each family member at […]

  • Are you looking for that special unique holiday gift? Then come on out to the Newtown Farmers Market this Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10am-5pm for our Pop-Up & Shop Local market featuring locally handmade goods, fresh fruits, vegetables, local goods and more! In addition, enjoy live violinist performances throughout the day, sponsored by Modern Marimba.

    Pop-Up & Shop Local

    Pop-Up & Shop Local Are you looking for that special unique holiday gift? Then come on out to the Newtown Farmers Market this Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 am-5 pm for our Pop-Up & Shop Local market featuring locally handmade goods, fresh fruits, vegetables, local goods and more! In addition, enjoy live violinist performances by […]

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    HEY local vendors!

    HEY local vendors! Join our holiday market this Saturday, Dec. 11.Special vendor pricing for this event only! Non-Food vendors $15 and Food vendors $25 ($10 savings!).

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    Newtown Clean-up

    Newtown Clean-up  The Newtown neighborhood of Sarasota, in collaboration with the Newtown Nation, Newtown Farmers Market, New College of Florida and the Cross College Alliance, is holding its annual community clean-up, Saturday, Nov. 13. Volunteers, please meet up at 9 a.m. at the Redevelopment Office, 1782 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota. The clean-up is […]

  • 2nd Annual Feeding Our Friends in the Park

    2nd Annual Feeding Our Friends in the Park

    2nd Annual Feeding Our Friends in the Park What better way to give Thanks than by volunteering and giving back to the community? So come, feed the homeless with us on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, and together, we can ensure the spirit and tradition of […]

  • Adopt a Family for the Holidays

    Adopt a Family for the Holidays

    Adopt a Family for the Holidays Learn how to spread Christmas cheer through giving!  The Newtown Nation is looking for Holiday Adopters to help support two families during this holiday season. You can provide tangible support to families who wouldn’t otherwise have the ability to afford holiday gifts by donating money to purchase gifts, gift […]

  • Congratulations to Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest! The fifth annual event was held Saturday and was another successful celebration showcasing the best-tasting family collard greens recipes in the area. Mayor Hagen Brody, Commissioner Battie and the City Commission recognized this fun, free community event that invites Newtown residents to showcase their cooking skills with a friendly competition. Already looking forward to next year's event!

    Sarasota County Recognizes Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest

    Sarasota County Recognizes Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest Congratulations to Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest! The fifth annual event was held Saturday and was another successful celebration showcasing the best-tasting family collard greens recipes in the area. Mayor Hagen Brody, Commissioner Battie and the City Commission recognized this fun, free community event that invites Newtown residents […]

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    Newtown celebrates culture at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest

    Newtown celebrates culture at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest Newtown residents had plenty to celebrate during the annual Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival at the Robert L. Taylor Center. The annual food and culture festival on Oct. 16 featured cooks and businesses serving their best dishes with Cajun, Southern, Caribbean and other influences. The festival, presented by the […]

  • Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival celebrates community and Southern cooking

    Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival celebrates community and Southern cooking

    Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival celebrates community and Southern cooking SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – On Saturday, a community event at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center celebrated community and food at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival. Chefs from restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties showcased their collard greens recipes with hopes of being crowned “Big […]

  • 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 […]