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A Summer Farmers’ Market Minus The Sweat


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Do you love farmers’ markets, but hate the summer heat? Daily City publisher Mark Baratelli may have the answer. On Sunday, he launches his newest concept for Orlando: an indoor farmers’ market at Celine on Magnolia Avenue. Baratelli says it will allow sipping and shopping for local produce minus the sweating.

“I love farmers’ markets, and in 2009, I started exploring our farmers’ markets and I just remember sweating so much,” says Baratelli.

“There is a brilliant, visionary owner of several bars downtown, they own Celine, and he approached me last year and asked if I would want to do some type of market,” he says.

That led to Orlando Flealast year.

“And then this year, when I was putting together my ‘What do you want to achieve this year?’, one of them was this indoor farmers’ market idea, and I realized I have to do this in summer.”

Baratelli says the 10,000 square foot, two story venue will house 23 vendors for the June 9th launch.

“There are a lot of vendors in Central Florida and I wanted ones that not only are at the top of their game at existing farmers’ markets, but I also wanted to bring in brands that I loved and respected and had a good reputation in the foodie community, who do not even appear at farmers’ markets, so I wanted to catch you off guard,” he says.

 

 


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