If you’re looking for a different kind of weekend activity, grab your sun hat and set out to spend the day at one of the many local Farmer’s Markets throughout Southwest Florida.

You can stroll through the vendor’s booths, sample tasty local food, take home some of the area’s freshest produce or a locally made clothing item and enjoy the perfect weather of the Florida high season. Almost all markets in this article operate from November through April.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular Farmer’s Markets in the area.

Marco Island Farmer’s Market

Veterans Community Park

901 Park Ave

Marco Island, FL 34145

Every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is a large event featuring delectable local produce from area farms, locally sourced honey, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants and food prepared by local food trucks and restaurant vendors. Learn more

Beach Baptist Church Farmers Market

130 Connecticut St.

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

This is a very popular market featuring fresh local seafood, produce, empanadas and Cuban sandwiches, fresh roasted coffees and a wide variety of arts and crafts from local artisans. The City of Fort Myers Beach was devastated by Hurricane Ian, so check the Facebook Page above to ensure they are back open. Learn more

Third Street South Farmers Market, Naples

Downtown Naples

Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Year-Round

Offering some of the area’s best fresh offerings, this popular market has something for everyone, including seafood and meats, produce, fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, jellies and jams, pastries and baked goods and even doggy treats. Learn more

Bonita Springs Farmers Market

The Promenade at Bonita Bay

26795 S Bay Dr.

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon

You can find everything in this upscale green market from flowers and plants to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Other vendors offer things like prepared foods to take home, fresh coffee and smoothies, bakery goods, jams, honey and much more. Learn more

Estero Farmers Market At Miromar Outlets

10801 Corkscrew Road

Estero, FL 33928

Every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Year-Round

This is the perfect outdoor market to find unique local gift items for any occasion, fresh seafood and produce, fresh-cut flowers, authentic Mexican foods, handmade crafts and much more. Learn more

Cape Coral Farmers Market

SE 47th Terr. & SE 10th Place, in Club Square

Downtown Cape Coral

Every Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This one of the biggest and most popular outdoor markets in Southwest Florida, with more than 125 vendors featuring arts and crafts, certified organic produce, fresh Gulf shrimp and other seafood, local honey, guacamole made on-site, jellies, baked goods, native plants and trees and a lot more. If you don’t fill up at the market, Club Square is surrounded by some of Cape Coral’s most popular and unique restaurants for a delicious lunch. Learn more

Sanibel Island Farmers Market

City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road

Sanibel, Florida 33957

Sundays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., October through end of May

An extremely popular social event for islanders and visitors alike, this charming outdoor market offers a large array of local produce, freshly baked breads, fresh meat and seafood, local honey, fresh cheeses and much more. Because of Hurricane Ian, check for hours of operation. Also, no dogs are allowed in the vendor area. Learn more

Santini Farmers Market

Santini Marina Plaza, south end of Estero Island

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., November through May 31

Stock up on all varieties of fresh local produce, fruits and vegetables, seafood direct from the Gulf, meats, honeys, locally crafted jewelry and crafts, plants and flowers, homeopathic pain remedies and even beach gear. Learn more

The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket

10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

Every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Select from a wide offering of locally sourced fresh foods like seafood, vegetables, fruits, and other locally cultivated delicacies. You can even relax with a free yoga class outdoors on the Alliance’s beautiful grounds.

While this is not a complete list of area farmers markets in Southwest Florida, you can pick and choose your options to enjoy a beautiful day outside sampling local fare, make new friends and take home some delicious foods and unique products. Learn more