Looking for something green-related to do this weekend? Look no further than our own Green Community Calendar.
Dunedin Green Market- Fridays: 8 am-1 pm, Saturdays: 9 am-2 pm (through April). Featuring fresh, local produced goods such as baked good, ready-to-eat-foods, organic plants and herbs, coffee, honey, seafood, clothing, and so much more. The Dunedin Green Market is located in Pioneer Park at the cross streets of Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Dunedin.
Tampa Downtown Market- Fridays (through May); 10 am-2 pm. The vision of the Tampa Downtown Market is to provide local residents and businesses of the community with the freshest, highest quality, most nutritious, and most reasonably priced food and gourmet products. With a strong focus on sustainability, the Tampa Downtown Market intends to provide a vehicle to educate the community on the importance of good health as we create more business opportunities and residential benefits. The Market is located on the 200 block of Madison St. and 400 & 500 block of Franklin St. bordered by Lykes Gaslight Square Park.
World Cafe Discussions- Every Friday; 7:30-9:30 pm. Awakening and engaging collective intelligence through conversations about questions that matter. RSVP to Pat at 727.421.2746 or email@example.com. Starbucks Cafe- 4th St N and 89th Ave N, St. Pete. www.theworldcafe.com.
Winthrop Town Center Farmers Market- Every Saturday; 8 am. Complete with more handcrafted goods, fresh fruits, veggies, and boiled peanuts than you can shake a stick at. 1109 Winthrop Market St., Riverview, 813-601-3129.
Tampa Bay Living Green Expo- Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3; 9 a.m. The Tampa Bay Living Green Expo is a free, fun-filled educational family event helping Tampa Bay residents make informed decisions and take action to lead more healthy and sustainable lives with less impact on the environment. Join us at the Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. This two-day event will provide information, ideas, resources, products and motivation to live more sustainably. 535 4th Avenue N, St. Pete. tampabaylivinggreenexpo.org
Learning Gate Community School's 2nd Annual EcoFest- Saturday, April 2; 9 am-3 pm. This is a community event celebrating the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability- Ecology, Equity and Economy. EcoFest activities include live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living
products and services from local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, and organic farms and gardens with fresh local produce. Free admission. 16215 Hanna Road, Lutz
St. Pete Saturday Morning Market- Every Saturday (October-May); 9 am-2 pm. Featuring locally grown fresh produce, prepared foods, tempting baked goods, plants, flowers, herbs, handcrafted gifts, live music, and more! Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot / 1st Ave. S and 1st St.
Ybor Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-3 pm (year-round). You'll be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods and sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, orchids, herbs and plants, pet treats, honey, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, candles, and so much more. Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, Ybor.
Land O Lakes Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-2 pm (through May). The Land O Lakes Saturday Market is a weekly community event with live music. Land O Lakes Saturday Market donates profits to the Heritage Park Foundation and the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. We are located at the Land O Lakes Community Center, on the west side of US 41 Land O Lakes Blvd., three miles north of SR 54 (across from the Land O Lakes Post Office).
Guided Hike at Weedon Island Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held on most Saturdays of the month. Join us to learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Reserve your space by 2 pm on the Friday prior to the tour of choice. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Recommended ages: 6 and up. Weedon Island Preserve- 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702. (727) 453-6500.
Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Take a walk through time each Saturday morning on a guided hike along the Education Center Trail. Join us for this 0.75 mile walk as we look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Pre-registration is required by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the hike. Admission: Free. All ages welcome children younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727) 453-6800.
Fresh Market at Wiregrass Mall- every first Saturday (year-round); 10 am-3 pm. A short distance from the cities hub, The Shops at Wiregrass, a main-street style, pedestrian-friendly, outdoor lifestyle village hosts an open-air Fresh Market located on Paseo Drive and features 50+ Vendors selling only fresh, local, homemade, handcrafted and eco-friendly products. 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. TheShopsatWiregrass.com
Beekeeping Workshop- Saturday, April 2; 10 am. Learn how to keep bees in your yard, how to attract them to your flowers, and what about local, natural honey? Sliding scale donation suggested. Directions: Pull into the Max and Sam's restaurant parking lot at 1700 Park. Drive past the restaurant until you see a large parking lot on your left. Park there, and come into Sacred Lands through the gate in the chain link fence. 1620 Park Street N, St. Pete.
Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm Market- Fridays 10 am-6 pm; Saturdays 10 am-4 pm. Get fresh, organically grown hydroponic veggies straight from this CSA farm in Carrollwood. Open to the public. Arrive early for best selection! 5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, 813-293-3276; urbanoasisfarm.com
Hyde Park Village Fresh Market- Sunday, April 3; 11 am-3 pm. This is a monthly event giving the people of Tampa Bay yet another opportunity to buy a variety of locally-produced products. Modeled after the Tampa Downtown Market and the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market, this market will feature over 70 vendors offering fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, delicious food, live music, cooking demonstrations and a local massage therapist. Admission and parking are free to the public and friendly dogs on leashes are always welcome at the Fresh Market and in Hyde Park Village. Future Hyde Park Village Fresh Market dates: May 1, June 5, July 3 (subject to change due to holiday weekend), August 7, September 4 (subject to change due to holiday weekend), October 2, November 6 and December 4, 2011. For more information, visit www.hydeparkvillage.net or call 813-251-3500. 742 S. Village Circle, Tampa.
Corey Avenue Sunday Market- Every Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. The Corey Sunday Market will boast 2 produce vendors, local arts and crafts, live music, foods and fun! Located between Blind Pass Rd and Boca Ciega Drive, Corey Ave will be blocked off for a safe shopping day at the market. Corey merchants and restaurants will be open for business as well, lending a fabulous addition to your normal market venues. From antiques to boutiques, dog stores and more, the Corey Sunday Market is the one to visit every Sunday during the fall and winter seasons. Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd in downtown St Pete Beach. Always free parking. All within walking distance. 727-498-8778.
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm's Sunday Market- Every Sunday (through May); 12-4 pm. On-site market features organic produce harvested fresh from our own farm, as well as organic fruits and veggies from other farms. Every week you can enjoy native plants, organic vegetable transplants, and unique products from green vendors and artisans including; fresh baked goods, local honey, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry, organic coffees, veggie burgers and fruit smoothies. You can also enjoy our wonderful 'Sweetwater Sunday Music Series' featuring some of the best local musicians and our popular open mic. Bring your friends, family, and leashed dogs. It's a great way to support local programs, agriculture and business. 6942 W. Comanche Ave, Tampa.