Open Every Sunday
9am – 2pm
(Closed Easter Sunday 2016, Christmas Day 2016, New Year’s Day 2017)
After observing the Christmas Sunday and New Year’s Day Sunday holiday break, the weekly Farmer’s Market & Merchant Faire celebrates its return to Historic Downtown Clermont on Sunday January 8, 2017. Hours of the weekly market are 9:00am – 2:00pm every Sunday. The event is located from City Hall (between 7th Street and Lake Avenue) to near Livi & Tate (between 8th Street and West Avenue) on West Montrose Street in Downtown Clermont. The event is free to the public. Convenient ‘close-in’ parking is also free and is easily accessible from Minneola Street to public parking lots throughout downtown including City Hall’s two public parking lots (7th and Desoto).
Upwards to 70 to 80 ‘regular’ vendors, plus a number of seasonal merchants, join Downtown’s locally-owned small businesses, eateries and shops to offer shoppers and visitors the largest and the longest running weekly Sunday market in south Lake County. Now in its ninth year, the open-air market features fresh fruits and vegetables, including citrus, conventional and hydroponic produce, and booths offering fresh and frozen fish, free-range eggs, freshly baked breads and pastries and many Cottage Industry goods. A sampling of other items shoppers can expect to find range from dried Mexican delicacies to gluten-free items, dip mixes, teas, dried soups and Italian Olive Salad and other edibles. Food and food preparation/storage offerings are emphasized; however, many vendors offer handmade and homemade crafts, wearables, collectables, jewelry and even pet products (leashes, collars, clothing). Some notable features include knife sharpening, live music on the street, a small animal petting farm near the South Lake Animal League, and a number of vendors with plants, shrubs and trees. Downtown shops, including some of Clermont’s favorite casual dining restaurants, are open for business every day and welcome Farmer’s Market & Merchant Faire shoppers to experience the flavor and hospitality found in these locally-owned small businesses.
DOWNTOWN SHOPS ARE OPEN DURING FARMER’S MARKET & EVERY DAY!
Historic Downtown Clermont
From City Hall Park (7th & Montrose) to 8th Street on Montrose
For your GPS, please use City Hall’s address:
685 W. Montrose
Clermont, FL 34711
Or call Ron Smart, Executive Director: 352-247-4640
THANK YOU TO ALL FARMER’S MARKET ATTENDEES, SCATES REALTY, GIVE-A-DAY FOUNDATION AND WILLOUGHBY’S PRODUCE …. For making FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY a great day to have some delicious, free watermelon!
We went through five 45-pound watermelons!
Also, thank you to all the Farmer’s Market vendors and all the shops in Historic Downtown Clermont that are open on Sundays during the market! Your support makes a difference for all our shoppers!
The Sunday Morning Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market
9 Years Old & Growing!
You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for when you shop the open-air, outdoor market in Historic Downtown Clermont. For seven years, the Sunday Morning Farmer’s Market has been a favorite spot for people to purchase excellent quality perishables, collectables, wearables and so much more.
Montrose Street comes alive with 60 to 75 vendor booths on the street every Sunday from 9:00am until 2:00pm. Hundreds of Market shoppers find exactly what they’re looking for – and even some pleasant surprises (which is often the best part of the experience) they’re not expecting. Regular offerings include: Farm-fresh produce (hydroponic, conventional and a growing selection of organic); seasonal Florida citrus; expert knife sharpening; delicious homemade edibles of all sorts; quality and affordable handmade crafts for infants to elderly — and for pets, too! You’ll find a great selection of jams, jellies and local honey – and some include the honey comb! Try the fresh bread from Yalaha Bakery and Orlando Fresh Bakery and many varieties of homemade baked goods including pies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cupcakes – direct from the oven to the Market! The Market offers fresh and frozen seafood, canned and pickled and dried foods and dips and sauces. Several vendors offer food preparation and food storage items from salts and spices to pots and pans including Tupperware and Pampered Chef. Plus you’ll enjoy live music performed by one of many musicians we host. The music adds to the wonderful, friendly, relaxed atmosphere of this community market.
Get the idea? This is truly one of the best Farmer’s Markets in Lake County, and, we’re told by many, in all of Central Florida.You’ve got to experience the Farmer’s Market to get the big picture! So, come see us. We’re here every Sunday!
One last note: All the retail stores in Historic Downtown Clermont are open during the Farmer’s Market. Shop to your heart’s desire – both on the street and in the shops! And if you’re hungry, you’ll find a Downtown restaurant or two eager to serve you with delicious dishes prepared just for you! Sit down, take a break, enjoy the Market!
(By the way, our Farmer’s Market is “dog friendly” … Your well-behaved and well-trained pooch, on a leash, is welcome…as is your attention to proper curbing and sanitation.)
VENDOR AND ENTERTAINER INFORMATION
Do you have a quality product we should consider adding to the Farmer’s Market? Are you interested in becoming a vendor?
If so, please download the Guidelines and Application PDF complete and sign the form(s) and mail to us. Be sure to include photos of your product(s), your set up (tent/booth), copies of licenses, permits, insurance (where applicable). Applications are not accepted via email. Please allow up to 21 days from the date you mail your completed “package” to us for our Market Manager to contact you. You may also contact the Market Manager via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note About Mother Nature, Farmer’s Market, Public Safety
Winds, storms, long-lasting rain (in progress during Market set-up between 6:00am to 9:00am or forecasted to arrive early and continue for some time), may result in Farmer’s Market being cut short or cancelled for the day. We will do our best to notify our “FRIENDS OF FARMER’S MARKET” email list by Constant Contact, and post notices that morning on Facebook should the Farmer’s Market by cancelled prior to set-up. Join the list by emailing your name and email address to: email@example.com. Or “Like” us on Facebook: Historic Downtown Clermont.
Though the market may be closed for the day due to weather, most Downtown business will remain open for your shopping and dining pleasure. You may wish to call ahead. Thank you!