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Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market

The Naples Third Street South Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 11:30am in the Neapolitan parking lot behind Tommy Bahama's.Farmer’s markets have been around for centuries.  They faded in popularity when general mercantile and supermarkets blossomed.  Now, they are back in vogue.  The Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market brings farm-to-table goodness in our own backyard.

What: Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market
Where: Third St South (Between 3rd & Gordon), Naples, FL
When: Every Saturday, 7:30am to 11:30am
Contact: Third Street South (239) 434-6533

Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market

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Have you ever been to a farmer’s market before?  Now’s your chance.  Instead of visiting the supermarket this weekend, grab your grocery list and head to the Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning.  Here, you will find almost anything your little heart desires.  Plan your whole meal: from starters to entrees to dessert.  Having a get together with friends?  Put together a nice artisan cheese and fruit platter with selections from local vendors.  How does fresh seafood sound for dinner?  Pick up the best at Anna’s Seafood, Mr. Crab Cakes or Captain & Crew Seafood.  Add some homemade noodles from Angela’s Pasta for a lovely shrimp scampi.  And what about dessert?  Dutch Treats, Epiphany Bakery (gluten-free), Gourmandise, Lisa’s (also gluten-free), Once Upon a Bean and The Sugar Emporium all offer delicious choices.  Want a sweet treat for breakfast tomorrow?  They have cronuts!

Shopping can really build up the appetite.  Luckily, the Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market has several talented chefs on-site ready to cook you something fresh on-the-spot.  Opa Greek specializes in Mediterranean foods.  Fire & Rice has the best paella around.  Grab a quiche from the Bella Maria Cafe or Chez Boet.  Wash it down with a fresh juice from Juicelation.  Do you prefer a caffeinated beverage?  Jimmy’s Java and Black Tulip Coffee deliver fresh flavor at its peak.

The Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market is located in the Neapolitan parking lot behind Tommy Bahama’s.  It is open every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 11:30am.  The live entertainment you enjoy may change from week to week.  Have you been to the Naples Third Street South Farmer’s Market before?  Who is your “go-to” vendor that everyone should visit?  Please share your favorites and why you like them in the comments below.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale – 510 Mangrove CT Marco Island, FL 34145!

510 Mangrove Ct Marco Island-large-001-26-Front dusk-1500x1000-72dpiExquisite Home!

This exquisite waterfront home was built and designed for the most discriminate buyer. Every inch is absolute perfection and no detail has been overlooked. The location is outstanding, with preferred southern exposure and expansive views of the bay, sunsets and beautiful skyline. Every feature chosen in this home is the finest available.

Excellent outdoor living overlooks the spectacular panoramic water views with saltwater pool, spa, fountain, outdoor fireplace, refrigerator, sink and dock, to enjoy our island lifestyle to its fullest. Located in an excellent neighborhood close to the beach, on a quiet cul-de-sac tip lot. High-end lighting fixtures, custom paint, granite windowsills, amazing master closets, dramatic foyer entry with double glass entry doors, generator, central vac, custom ironwork, an oversized garage with ample storage, pool bath, paver circular drive, and impact sliders and windows are just a few of the impeccable features included in this stunning home. 510 Mangrove Ct Marco Island-large-014-6-KITCHEN-1500x1000-72dpiThe gourmet open kitchen has gas cooking, Bosch dishwasher, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, island and pantry.

This quality-built home is surrounded by lush landscaping and impressive outdoor lighting which adds to its beauty.

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510 Mangrove CT Marco Island, FL 34145

Price: $3,795,000

Bedrooms, Total Baths
Partial Baths
4025 SqFt

Listing # 21601023

Marco Island Community – A Beautiful Beach Lifestyle

The beautiful Marco Island Community offers a wonderful beach lifestyle with hiking trails, kayaking, dolphins, manatees, fine dining and much more. The Marco Island community is the epitome of opulent beach life in Southwest Florida.  Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is the biggest of the barrier islands in the state’s Ten Thousand Islands region.  The sun-bleached sands might make you think you have stepped right out of a travel destination ad.

Marco Island Community – A Beautiful Beach Lifestyle

A lot has happened to the Marco Island community since it was purchased by the Mackell brothers back in the early 1960s.  At that time, the only way for the 550 residents to enter or exit the island was via a narrow swinging bridge that had to be operated by hand.  Since then, the island has developed into a thriving community.  Approximately 16,000 residents now live on the island year round.  However, that population more than doubles in size during the winter.

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The palatial Marco Beach Ocean Resort was rated #16 on Travel & Leisure’s Top US Resorts list and is the shining star of the island community.  As the western gateway to the Everglades, the Marco Island community is the perfect jumping off point to take a swamp buggy or airboat tour of local waterways.  The beautifully pristine waters surrounding the island play host to several water sports: swimming, boating, kayaking, water skiing, etc.  Don’t be surprised if you see a pod of dolphins swimming nearby or manatees sunbathing.

And the fishing off our Marco Island community is spectacular!  Winter time is great for Amberjack, Black Drum, Grouper, Flounder, Mackeral, Snapper and Spotted Trout.  Yellowtail Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Shark and Redfish are abundant in the late Spring/early Summer months.  In the Fall, you will find Tripletail, Cobia and Jack Crevalle swimming around.

Tigertail and Residents Beach are both open to the public year round.  Rookery Bay is a beautiful place to hike, with several trails winding around the estuary.  If you haven’t gone shelling, it’s something everyone should experience at least once.  Just make sure you have a plan mapped out ahead of time.  Low tide provides shell hunters plenty of opportunity to find their treasures.  However, check the tide tables to allow you enough time to get out before the water comes back in.

There are a few fine dining establishments available in the Marco Island community.  Marco Polo Restaurant offers a complimentary limo service for its guests.  At the Esplanade, you can enjoy an evening out at CJ’s On the Bay, Tara Steak and Lobster House or Mango’s Dockside Bistro.  My favorite coffee place, 5th Avenue Coffee, is located at the Esplanade as well.  It also happens to be right near my office.

I encourage anyone to visit the Marco Island community for a relaxing day in the sun.  Once you’re here, I have a feeling you’re going to want to stay.  Contact me when you are ready to set up permanent residence here or if you would like a nice vacation spot for you and your family to get away from it all for a while.

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Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos