New Indoor Farmers Market!
Riverview, Florida: Wow. To say that Chris and Courtney Phillips have been busy is an understatement. On June 29, 2017 their son, Porter, came into the world and just two days later on Saturday July 1, the couple opened The Big Red Barn, at 10070 Fern Road, Riverview, Florida, 33578 – just South of Gibsonton Drive.
What’s more? They took possession of the building just two weeks earlier and got it into shape in time for the July 1 Community Opening event.
The entire interior had to be painted. Produce stands had to be built and painted. Signs needed to be made. Inventory had to be brought in and stocked, hires were made, and they had a baby.
Over 300 Varieties and Counting…
The Big Red Barn already carries over 300 varieties of conventional and organic produce. Additionally, they carry specialty items such as fresh bread, jams, salsas, flowers, honeys, cheeses and dips.
“We carry as much local product as possible,” Chris Phillips, co-owner says.
In the short time since they opened Chris and Courtney have also begun adding new lines and products, a little something for everyone including:
- A baked goods and desserts line from Kookie Krums, a 27-year-old award-winning bakery from Dunedin (named Best Bakery 10 years running by Tampa Bay Magazine).
- Organic product from A Simpler Place Farm & Market
- They even have a fun Kids Corner, which I forgot to get a picture of (as I don’t have children…oops)
Chris also says they’ll be regularly carrying seafood and meats soon.
It’s a great new place to check out. Chris mentioned they’ll often have family oriented activities on weekends and, although they’re still putting the finishing touches on the Big Red Barn, it’s open for business and Chris and Courtney plan on having a Grand Opening Celebration soon.
PS: The fact that it’s indoors and air-conditioned is just icing on the cake.
Big Red Barn: 10070 Fern Road, Riverview, Florida, 33578
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00AM – 8:00PM; Sunday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Have you visited the Big Red Barn yet? What did you buy? Comment below.