FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2013) – More than 35 vendors selling locally produced vegetables, native plants and flowers, prepared foods, fresh baked goods, all-natural products, crafts and more will converge on JetBlue Park for eight weeks in February and March.

Beginning Feb. 4, each Monday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., Fenway South Drive in front of JetBlue Park will be host to the Fenway South Farmer’s Market that will include local produce, cheeses, flowers, fresh pastas, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, organic vegetables, crafts, soaps, candles, ready-to-eat meals and live music.

JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Sox’s new 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, is located at 11500 Daniels Parkway.

“The vendors are very excited to be able to utilize the space and location of JetBlue Park to promote their locally produced products and wares to neighboring communities as well as the Boston Red Sox fans,” said Betsy Ventura, who along with Jean Baer owns Local Roots, LLC and will run the market at JetBlue each Monday. “Farmer’s markets have been growing in popularity, and this is the perfect time of year to shop local in the open air and beautiful Florida sunshine.”

Ventura and Baer also operate the Lakes Park and Sanibel Farmer’s Markets.

“We are very excited that Lee County’s newest open-air market is coming to JetBlue Park,” said Katie Haas, director of Florida business operations. “This market is a great way to kick-off the Spring Training season and just another one of the unique ways Fenway South is being utilized for the Southwest Florida community.”

According to Baer, they are expecting to add additional vendors leading up to the Feb. 4 start date. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor or provide live entertainment can call 239-691-9249 or email

The current list of 2013 vendors for the market include:

  1. Barkies – Organic dog treats
  2. Beignets – Made-to-order Beignets, a New Orleans treat
  3. Big Cheese – Artisan cheeses
  4. Blue Sky Jewelry – Hand-crafted jewelry
  5. Calamondin Café – Homemade treats made from the Calamondin fruit from Pine Island
  6. Cat Paws Designs – Hand-sewn pet beds
  7. Chef Roberts Kitchen – Mediterranean foods including 11 types of hummus
  8. Dominga Flowers – Fresh-cut flowers and potted plants
  9. Dragon Fly Soap – Handmade soaps
  10. Dynasty Guacamole – Freshly made Guacamole and salsa on site
  11. Elfie’s Deli – German deli foods
  12. Ernesto and Luigi Sauces – Homemade marinara sauce and pastas
  13. Farmer Mike – Bonita Springs farmer’s fresh fruit, veggies and flowers all locally grown
  14. Frills – Jewelry, art and funky clothes
  15. Gallego’s Farm Fresh – Local produce
  16. Gone Nuts – Homemade peanut butters and roasted peanuts
  17. Green Ivory – Fair Trade jewelry and hand-woven market baskets
  18. Happy Pickle – Many verities of pickles and olives
  19. Hemp Bamboo Clothing
  20. Heritage Honey – Local honey sold by the beekeeper
  21. I love Oils – Essential oils
  22. Irene Veggies – Fresh produce including organics and Asian veggies
  23. Jadomstuff – Handmade purses made with popular vinyl records
  24. JC’s Bakery – Artisan breads, danishes and cookies
  25. Joe’s Fresh Pasta – Fresh, homemade pastas, calzones and empandas
  26. Jones Barbecue – Ready-to-eat or take home ribs and pulled pork
  27. La French Gem – Handmade Bohemian jewelry
  28. Madagascar Hats – Hand-woven hats from Madagascar
  29. Magic Cauldron – Freshly popped kettle corn and fruit smoothies
  30. Moringa Tea – Moringa tea and other products made from the Moringa plant
  31. Nosh Truck – Gourmet food truck serving street food
  32. Paradise Gardens – Locally made jams, marmalades and hot sauces
  33. Pete’s Mozzarella – Locally made fresh mozzarella
  34. Pitatopia – Made-to-order pita sandwiches and salads
  35. Ralph’s Seafood – Local seafood
  36. Sift Bakery – Homemade cookies, scones and biscotti
  37. Smoke Signals – Smoked meats, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and turkey
  38. Terry’s Power Core – Power Core bracelets
  39. Two Pockets – An innovative idea created to free up your hands
  40. Varnuts – Cinnamon-roasted nuts
  41. Wissota Art – Miniature art made by a local artist

The Red Sox will host 20 games in its second year at the state-of-the-art complex. The team begins its 2013 spring game schedule on Thursday, Feb. 21, with the traditional, single-admission double-header against the Northeastern University Huskies and Boston College Eagles starting at 1:35 p.m.

The 2013 spring slate features eight scheduled night games at JetBlue, including a matchup on Tuesday, March 5, with Team Puerto Rico, which will be preparing for the third World Baseball Classic.

Fans are also welcome to attend the club’s free, open-public workouts at the Fenway South Player Development Complex before games get underway. The first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, while the first full-squad workout is set for Friday, Feb. 15.

Betsy Ventura & Jean Baer

Gallego’s Farm

Gallego’s Farm

Dominga’s Flowers