Punta Gorda…..Sunday Farmers Market
We arrived in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon. We’re loving the weather. Had a brief storm Friday when a front passed then cool nights but lovely warm days. Yesterday morning it was about 50 with some mist rising from the pond…..
It was Sunday so we decided to have breakfast out then visit the Sunday Farmers Market which takes place on the grounds of Punta Gorda History Park…..
Very nice grounds and a lot of folks were out enjoying…
The City of Punta Gorda provided this site and the Punta Gorda Historical Society has acquired several old historical buildings and, thru donations, funded moving them to this nice park like setting. This one is “The Cigar Cottage” circa 1892. A cigar manufacturing company built several of these to house their workers, two families per cottage. This was the first building moved here in 1999 and volunteers spent 3500 hours restoring it.
This vendor was offering Hot Dogs in a variety of ways…with chili, with sauerkraut, etc………
We asked this man if he had a “breakfast pizza”, thinking of next Sunday. He insisted we sample his pesto pizza and a cheese and mushroom quiche, both delicious. We promised to be back next Sunday…..
Nice jazz music provided live by this talented musician…..
Another historic building the “Trabue Land Sales Office” circa 1886. Issac Trabue was the founder of the city of Trabue later named Punta Gorda which was the Spanish name for the view of the harbor, Fat Point. The building later served as the towns post office.
A nice variety of merchandise to be found….
…..and, a nice selection of fruits and vegetables ….
We found some asparagus and peppers to go with salmon later…
…vendor with oranges of course…
This pretty girl seen as we were leaving…..
We drove a few blocks for a walk around Fishermen’s Village…..with views of Charlotte Harbor….
A great day in Punta Gorda….