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Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest

Brought to you by the Newtown Farmers Market

The Newtown Farmers Market in Sarasota, in collaboration with our community partners, is excited to host the 4th annual Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from Noon - 6 pm.

Location: Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, a spacious outdoor facility known for bringing families together from across the city and the state.  

General Admission: FREE (Tickets not required)

Vendors, Competing Cooks, Sponsors: Details for those interested in being a vendor, competing in the cook-off or being a sponsor can be found at

This is a family-friendly, no-alcohol event. Food will be available for purchase from multiple food vendors. Outside food or drinks are not allowed, but we do encourage families to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.  

The fest is a celebration of community and culture, with influence from Cajun, Creole, Southern and Caribbean styles. The legendary "big mama" represents the best-tasting family collard greens recipes, some dating back more than 100 years. In addition, chefs from major restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the Tampa Bay area will showcase their collard greens and specialty foods. Entertainment will highlight local talent!  

Eat Local Week! This event is one of 20+ events highlighted during the 2019 Eat Local Week. Check out for a full list!
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