NYC hound here working in Sarasota for a few months. Can't say I agree with the other criticisms of FL farmers markets. The Saturday market was beautiful and had some amazing things. Not a whole lot of proteins there but many can be ordered and of course the fish was stunning.
Anyway, does anyone know of restaurants that might be serving some of these local foods? If there are perfect tomatoes for example at the market, I have a hard time paying a lot for a tomato salad with bland tomatoes trucked in from wherever. I'd love to eat more of what the region has to offer. I've read good things about Starfish and the gentleman who runs the Suncoast Food Alliance who mentioned a couple others but I wanted to get your thoughts as well!
Thanks in advance for your help.