If you go to a farmers market in Lee County, you likely have two Sanibel women to thank. Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura run Local Roots farmers markets. They opened their seventh market Friday in Marinatown in North Fort Myers.
They started their first market on Sanibel in 2008, said Ventura.
“It’s a good feeling to have the community behind you because you can’t be successful in a farmers market if you don’t have the community.”