You Must Visit Englewood Farmers Market

A "must do" while staying on Manasota Key is a visit to the Englewood Farmers Market, held downtown Englewood every Thursday from 9am-2pm, Oct-May. It's a huge market and is loaded with fresh produce, meats, seafood, and bakery items. You're guaranteed to find everything you'll need to whip up a delicious dinner back at your place. You'll also find plenty of unique handcrafted items, artwork, soaps and plants. Organic foods and gluten free options are

Beach Yoga

Yoga on the beach... listening to the ocean's ebb and flow, feeling the sun warming your body, absorbing the earth's energy and breathing in the clean ocean air.  Each morning, Lata and Robert  from Loving Light Yoga guides participants through gentle stretches and yoga poses with clear instruction on how to adapt each exercise to each participant's level of ability.  It's a wonderful way to start every morning and a little piece of Englewood's cool vibe. The class is at

Finding Nature in Englewood area

Manasota Key and Englewood are great area to get away and find truly natural area of nature. A survey of visitors to Florida showed that over 50% of people who come to Florida came for the beaches and nature parks. Manasota Key has Stump Pass State Park at the end of the key. For a small parking fee, you can walk the approximately ¾ mile of natural island landscaping and at the end of the

Playing Tennis in Englewood

I brought my tennis rackets on vacation but did not have a great feeling about being able to play. What I found was plenty of public and one private tennis club in the Englewood area. The Englewood Tennis Center is a semi private club with 7 Har-Tru Clay Tennis courts located 10-15 minutes from Manasota Key. These soft courts are very easy on the joints and they have a mix of men’s and women’s organized

Englewood Beach Drum Circle

Walking Englewood Beach on a late Sunday afternoon we came upon a large group of people in a circle. Some were sitting and others standing but all were watching a “happening”.  As we got closer we could hear the percussive sounds of a drum circle. I had heard of them but never experienced them before today. In the top of the circle was a group of very talented drummers who brought quite a lot of