The Englewood Farmer's Market has grown to become one of the largest in the area, and its opening day showed why. About 1,000 patrons came to the market off Dearborn Street on Thursday, greeted by about 50 vendors selling everything from organic herbs to barbecue. Lee Perron, who organizes the market, said he expects those numbers to swell to about 4,000 visitors every Thursday during peak tourist season. “It became the second largest farmers market in Sarasota and Charlotte counties last year,” Perron said. “We have a very supportive community.” In the past two years, the market has generated $1.1 million in sales and attracted 75,000 visitors, Perron said. Fred Dula III, who owns Come Under the Yum Yum Tree produce wholesalers, said the Englewood market is the most well-organized market he attends. “I think they promote it better,” Dula said. “A huge percent of my business comes just from this market.” The snowbirds
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We’re very excited to launch our new web site just as we enter our busiest season. We’ve been working hard to spruce up not only our condos, but power washing the exterior of all buildings and planting new landscaping. Our beautiful heated pool has new equipment and is working perfectly. We have new furniture in some units and have been getting wonderful feedback from our guests. We’ve had a terrific 2012 with so many of our guests booking return visits. The fishing was extraordinary last year and we had many visits at our private dock from manatees. You can now find us on Facebook thanks to the nudge of Skip and Maryl who return twice a year, every year. Please share our new web site with your friends and we hope to see you soon! - Susan