For information, contact:  Andrea McLendon 239.248.7346 or

AVE MARIA, FL., — November 18, 2019 – Ave Maria Town Center hosts weekly farmers markets every Saturday from 9am to 2pm from November through April 2020. These outdoor markets are open to the public and feature several different vendors which may include fresh locally grown produce and citrus, fresh seafood, Italian breads, local honey, soaps, candles, oils, jewelry, crafts, flowers, hats, handbags, clothing and more. The market will be held in conjunction with SW Florida Markets, LLC.


“The Ave Maria Town Center Farmer Markets are always a popular Saturday activity for both residents and visitors,” comments Andrea McLendon, marketing director for Barron Collier Companies, the developer of Ave Maria. “Customers can support local and regional vendors while enjoying a morning or afternoon with friends and family.”  The Town Center of Ave Maria also includes several businesses, shops, and restaurants. Ave Maria Development schedules free events open to the public throughout the year and an event calendar can be found online at


Ave Maria is Collier County’s Community of the Year for the past five consecutive years and features new homes for sale from four award-winning builders: CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar and Pulte Homes, as well as an array of amenities including an onsite waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club, tennis and bocce courts, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix Supermarket, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds.  Twenty-four model homes are open daily with prices ranging from the high $100s to over $500s.



Ave Maria has been named 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools.  At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres.  Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County.  The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit or call 239-352-3903.


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