Veterans Appreciation Day

Legacy of Valor


Sarasota Farmers Market Honors Veterans with Veterans Appreciation Day

Veterans Appreciation Day at the Sarasota Farmers Market is part of Legacy of Valor, honoring service and sacrifice of veterans and their families


SARASOTA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2013) – The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market is hosting Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 19 as part of the Legacy of Valor, a campaign created by The Patterson Foundation to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.

The Downtown Market’s salute to Veterans will be a day filled with festivities beginning at 9 am and concluding at 1 pm. The event will feature a large tent with 10 non-profits that have missions geared toward helping veterans. There will also be a 17-piece Jazz band as well as a full schedule of events featuring local military organization’s, such as Sarasota Military Academy.

“The Sarasota Farmers Market is honored to take part in the Legacy of Valor campaign,” said Market Manager Phil Pagano. “The Veterans Appreciation Day event is meant to bring together local non-profits to help assist and make veterans aware of different organizations in the community that provide services to them. The entertainment we have put together is meant to provide a festive atmosphere to underscore that this really is meant as a day to celebrate the past and future contributions of veterans to our country.”

Legacy of Valor highlights a series of community-driven partnerships to create a tapestry of events that educate and focus the community toward honoring veterans and their families, inspiring patriotism and passing freedom on to others.

Veterans Appreciation Day at the Sarasota Farmers Market will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9 am at Lemon and Main in downtown Sarasota.

About Legacy of Valor

Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit 

Phil Pagano
Sarasota Farmers Market
(941) 225-9256