May 18 celebration to mark relocation of Newtown Farmers Market

Market moving to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

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On May 18, a celebration will mark the relocation of the Newtown Farmers Market to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, the City of Sarasota has announced.

The park stands at 2601 Cocoanut Ave. in Sarasota.

The market has operated at the intersection of Cocoanut Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Way, a news release notes. All members of the public are invited to the celebration of the new location, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, the release adds.

Every Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the market offers fresh produce to local customers, the release says.

“As an additional service, the market delivers to customers within a mile of the park,” the release points out. People interested in getting deliveries should call ahead, “no later than Thursday,” the release notes.

The market offers, upon request, cut fruits and vegetables, as well (greens, cabbage, squash, pineapple, etc.), the release says.

Mary Mack, the market manager, may be reached at 266-2461 or by email at