Largo 2nd Saturday Market is rapidly approaching and vendor spots are filling up quickly!
Since the market opened in October of 2013, I have been blessed with the amount of talent that has broken from their shells and into the world of sharing their gifts with the world. The market at Ulmer Park in Largo, started with only a few vendors, Healthy Hoops, Blue Gator Photography, Scrubba Dubba, Music Unlimited DJ’s, Tim Cordero Glass Etching, The Wicked Pickle and The Last Ghost Dance. Now only a few short months later, we are up to over thirty vendors including fabulous food trucks like Pitas on the Run, Taco Shack, Pao Truck, Enjoi Sweets, Chocolate Moonshine, Reenie’s Bread Biz, Tuff Tuggs, Living Sent Crochet, Maravillosa Design, Monkey Grip, Saien’s Shop, Emmie & Ellie, Sheila’s Funnel Cakes, and fresh foods on the rise.
It was my vision to bring local artists, crafters and small businesses together within the community, to provide a family and pet friendly event that will not only connect our community but stimulate our local economy while supporting the mom and pops!
The Largo 2nd Saturday Market has enables artists and creators to make that first sale, build confidence in their art, create relationships and memories. The Largo Market has also given locals a vision of hope in what some have called “a dying town”. The mission has been clear from the beginning to provide a sense of ‘revival’ of the quaint-ville that Downtown Largo used to be.
The City of Largo has been more than helpful in assisting the start-up of the market with grant guidance, permit application assistance, vendor referrals and a positive attitude from a majority of the staff. It really makes me proud to be a part of a community such as this one. Largo has certainly stepped up to the plate with the making this market possible. Everyone from the Parks & Rec dept, Community Development, Permitting, Planning, Fire & Police departments. While only a few of the commissioners have been actively involved, those who have deserve the shout out too. Woody, Jamie, Curtis and Michael, thank you.
Now get out, support the market, support the arts, buy local and make it a great day on Sat. March 8th at Ulmer Park in Downtown Largo!