Grabbing a few empty canvas bags, we headed over to St. Pete on Saturday morning to the downtown market. I recommend getting there early. We arrived shortly after 9 a.m. Parking was a cinch, since we parked in the Baywalk Garage, and we had plenty of elbow room to stroll and shop. But, by the time we left just before noon, the aisles were really hopping.
Open until late May, the market offers a phenomenal variety of produce, spices, pasta, cheese, plants, even massages — and lots of tasty free samples. This market is a must, and well worth the trip over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which is NOT my favorite thing to do.