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Oct 4, 2011

HYDE PARK VILLAGE FRESH MARKET IS HERE!

Hyde Park Village and Tampa Bay Markets present the open-air Fresh Market the first Sunday of every month, rain or shine, 11 AM to 3 PM.  Remaining 2011 dates are November 6 and December 4.  The market continues in 2012 on January 1, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6.   Admission and parking are free and pets are always welcome. 

The fall/winter market features over 70 vendors with an emphasis on local goods.  Shoppers will find gourmet take-home foods, ready-to-eat lunch bites, plants, fresh cut flowers, locally grown farm fresh eggs, cheese, hand crafts, jewelry, artwork and live music. 

The fall/winter market welcomes goat farmer, Tollise Farm, with high quality local goat milk, cheese and soap.  Chicken coops will be available from Hollaway’s Feed Store.  The market’s largest produce vendor, Bob & Daughter, provides a mixture of local and imported produce.  Magnolia Organics returns with all locally farmed organic certified organic produce.  Parke Family HydroFarms is supplying all local hydroponic produce.  Whitwam Organics will offer organic fertilizer and organic growing towers.  Go Byke!, www.gobyke.com, provides bike valet service. 
Tampa Bay Markets handles all vendor booking.  Interested parties should complete the vendor form at  www.TampaBayMarkets.com

The Hyde Park Village Fresh Market is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times, tbt* and HOT 101-5 FM.

Tampa Bay Markets is a non-profit corporation operated by Tiffany A. Ferrecchia and Greg Barnhill.  The mission of Tampa Bay Markets is:  To Support a locally-based food system that improves public health and well-being by increasing dietary intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, To Improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables by all residents of the Tampa Bay area, specifically limited resource families, to enhance the capacity for sustainable food production, processing, and distribution by addressing the educational needs of producers, To Support tourism and economic development in the region by providing a profitable retail outlet for local agriculture producers, artisans, crafters, food vendors and their goods, To Strengthen the social fabric of the local community by increasing awareness and support of local agriculture and the arts. For more information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com.

Hyde Park Village is an outdoor lifestyle center offering shopping, dining and entertainment. With a mix of national and regional retailers, the Village features a variety of shops and restaurants including a fitness center and theatre. Open daily, Hyde Park Village is located at the corner of Swann and Dakota Avenues in the heart of the Hyde Park Historic District.  www.HydeParkVillage.net.  813.251.3500.

Contact:

Jocelyn Brenner
Hyde Park Village
813-254-6210
jbrenner@mmrs.com

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