Shop Local At Market Events In Southshore

If you are looking for a great way to enjoy the fall weather while spending time with the family and supporting local businesses, then head out to one of the upcoming Jen’s MarketPlace events in Apollo Beach and Sun City.

At Jen’s MarketPlace, visitors will find fresh produce, local farm products, arts and crafts and more.

Vendors include Hydro-Harvest Farms, Farmer Pete’s Produce and Veggie Bus. Brown’s Grove from Parrish offers produce, wild caught Alaska Salmon, grain-fed beef and pasture-raised pork, while Saxony Farms offers goat milk soaps and cheeses to name a few. There are also some local businesses and several artisans.

Mark your calendars for Saturdays, November 10 and December 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Apollo Beach at 6542 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. in the C1 Bank parking lot. Sun City MarketPlace will be held from 3-7 p.m., Saturday November 30 and December 21 at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce and Payant Financial Plaza parking lots at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. There is no cost to attend and parking is free. Vendors are welcome for a fee of $25.

Plans are to start hosting a MarketPlace in the Waterset community on Saturday, December 15.

“If community supports us, we will run year-round,” said organizer, Jen McCafferty.

Jen’s Market Inc., doing business as Jen’s MarketPlace, is an Apollo Beach marketing and promotions company owned by McCafferty that specializes in planning and management of corporate events, seminars, private parties and more.

McCafferty’s business philosophy states, “By helping other businesses grow and flourish in our community, we all benefit, hopefully prosper and are able to give back to the charities and non-profits that are meaningful to us.” Each month a portion of Jen’s Market proceeds go to support a local non-profit organization.

She wants to remind everyone to get out and support local businesses on Saturday, December 21, “Shop Small Business Day.”

To find out more, visit www.jens-  market.com/Marketplace.html or call 846-1316.