Veg Fest 2017

Come celebrate personal and global health and compassion at Southwest Florida’s inaugural Veg Fest on Sunday, January 29 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will celebrate whole food plant-based nutrition and is expected to attract people looking for an easy way to improve health, along with those already living plant strong lifestyles for either health or compassion reasons. This fun, free event will have a great blend of food trucks, local vendors, cooking demos, contests, exhibitors, and educational presentations by well-known speakers—Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Sal Lacagnina, Nelson Campbell, Dr. Hans Diehl, and Andrew Kirschner.

In addition to serving as a Veg Fest sponsor, CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) organizes free health events all year. The public is welcome to learn more and attend. Visit or fortmyerschip.or call 239-910-0755.

Opening in Gateway

Local restaurateur and business owner, Sal Basile and family celebrated the ground breaking of a new restaurant going into the Gateway area on Dec. 9. The restaurant will be located directly on Gateway Boulevard at 12401 Commerce Lakes Drive. Sal has over 30 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, with a local favorite Two Meatballs in a Kitchen.The Gateway restaurant will serve lunch and dinner and is set to open August/September 2017.

Farm & Flea Market to Open

The weekly farmers market at JetBlue Park returns with an added flea market. Beginning Jan. 9 and running until March 27, Fenway South Farm & Flea Market will run every Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market will include fresh local produce, cheeses, fresh pastas, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, ready-to-eat meals, plants, flowers, crafts, soaps, candles and more.

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