There are so many fun things to do in Sarasota. But what are the essentials? We’ve spent recent weeks sharing our favorite places to visit in the area but for this week’s story we wanted to be more specific. Get down to the bucket-list essentials, for both longtime residents and newbies, as well as snowbirds and visitors. So, here it is. Five things every Sarasotan should eat, drink, read, watch and listen to at least once.
Akoma Outdoor Market
Liberation Park, 7101 Foothill Blvd. (at 73rd Avenue), Oakland
Akoma Outdoor Market is a farmers market in deep East Oakland that features local Black and brown-owned farm stands, food vendors and other small businesses.
Created through a partnership between the Black Cultural Zone, a nonprofit promoting Black cultural traditions, arts and local businesses in East Oakland, and the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, Akoma launched last September, running on the first Sunday of every month. Since