Take a fresh produce market, blend in a healthy dose of local artisans and vintage vendors, and you have an independent market. North Lake County’s new indie market is located in Dona Vista just north of downtown Eustis.
Once a month, visitors can browse the tents in a corner field filled with everything from artisanal and handmade goods, plants, vintage treasures and jewelry to hand crafts, gifts, art and beautiful items crafted by a local blacksmith. Indie markets are popular across the country, and typically Lake County residents would have to travel to DeLand, Winter Garden or St. Petersburg to find one.
On the weekends when Dona Vista Independent Market isn’t happening, customers can still visit its host, the original Dona Vista Market, a local co-op of farmers and handmade and homemade vendors that opened in one convenient location last year. The outdoor indie market was launched so more vendors could participate in the growing co-op and fill the needs of its customers.
Dona Vista Independent Market launched in November, resumed in January, and continues monthly through April. The three-day market starts on the first Thursday of those months and runs through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The market is located at 16209 Eustis Place in Dona Vista, just five minutes north of downtown Eustis on the west side of State Road 19 across from the Mason Jar. The next Independent Market weekend is February 3, 4 and 5. Vendor applications are now being accepted and anyone interested should call Leslie Wasgatt, (352) 551-0345.
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