Saturday Morning Market closed for foreseeable future

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One of the main highlights of any weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida is the Saturday Morning Market, one of the largest outdoor farmers markers in the southeast. The COVID-19 pandemic and mandates from local and state officials have caused The Saturday Morning Market to cancel for the foreseeable future.

This is a necessary precaution, and we applaud all of the business owners who continue to act vigilantly in the best interest of their customers, their employees and the Sunshine City. Just because the market is closed, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy local organic produce while supporting the farms that make this such a vibrant place to live.

Two market staples, Worden Farm and Little Pond Farm are both offering veggie box pickup services. You can learn more by visiting Little Pond’s and Worden Farm’s websites.

Little Pond Farm is sold out of veggie boxes until next week, but they still have greens boxes, turmeric and flowers available.

Kenwood’s Organic Produce is also still delivering boxes of healthy veggies to residents across the Sunshine City.

Additionally, locally run meal prep services like Rebuilt, with a warehouse in Ybor City, is offering full healthy meal delivery. This includes meals for kids, keto friendly meals, as well as Gluten-Free and Vegan plans. You can learn more on Rebuilt’s website and Facebook page.

St. Pete Ferments is also offering curbside delivery/pickup. Visit its website to order for pickup for raw fermented sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha. St. Pete Ferment’s live cultured foods are ideal for immunity and last several months in refrigeration. You can pick up at the shop. Options are listed in the checkout form. The business also just added Queen and Colony Bee Company raw local honey to its online shop for curbside pickup. Their hyper local honey is unheated and unfiltered, and contains all the natural pollens and enzymes. Curbside pickup at St. Pete Ferments officially begins on Friday, March 20.

Need something sweet? Wandering Whisk Bakeshop is offering a special cookie sampler menu this Saturday, March 21. They’ll be offering two sampler boxes available for curbside pick up this Saturday, March 21 between 12pm-2pm at 4505 Park Blvd N, Suite 5.

Cozy Cookie Sampler
•Oatmeal Cream Pies⁣
•PB&J Cookie Sandwiches (pictured above)⁣
•Fudge Brownies⁣
•Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies⁣
One dozen items $48⁣

Macaron Box
•Mix of Salted Caramel & Raspberry Macarons⁣
One dozen items $38⁣

ORDERING: Send Wandering Whisk an email to order by end of day Thursday, March 19- hello@wanderingwhiskbakeshop.com⁣

The owner says Cookie Shipping Boxes are coming later this week, too.

Curious Cat Bakery, a concept from St. Pete local Natalia Lima, is offering a special pop up menu available for pick up or delivery on Saturday, March 21. Shop the menu here. Curious Cat commercial kitchen is located at 7097 30th Avenue North. Pickup will be available between 9am-3pm.

Local customers can also get their Saturday Morning Market fix courtesy of the online farmer’s market. Products range from locally grown eggplant, cabbage, and lettuce, to jams, jellies, and breads. Pickups take place on Thursday between 3:30-5pm at the Daystar Life Center located at 1055 28th Street South, and 5:30-7pm at Mother Kombucha, 4360 28th Street North.

Want to see what more businesses are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re compiling a list of local businesses and how you can help support them through this time.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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