A visit to the downtown Farmers Market brought a pleasant surprise - there seemed to be more vendors providing fruits and vegetables, those things you expect from a Farmers Market.
The picture shows a few of the numerous varieties of heirloom tomatoes offered by one of the vendors. A good addition as these are locally grown.
Recently the Downtown Partnership took over the management of the Farmers Market. The addition of more fresh food vendors is welcomed.
An interesting sidelight: I usually park in the city hall parking lot on Saturday mornings as there are almost always spots available. When I left I decided to check the Whole Foods Parking lot. As expected, only a few of the public spaces were occupied. While many people talk about the lack of convenient parking in downtown Sarasota, this particular lot remains unused.