Detwiler's Farm Market sets opening date for West Bradenton grocery store

Henry, Sr. and Natalie Detwiler stand in an aisle at their Palmer Boulevard store, which reopened in September 2023 after being closed for a year because of damage from Hurricane Ian.

The newest location of the local Detwiler's Farm Market grocery chain will open in Bradenton next week at 3500 53rd Ave. West, adding a sixth location in the Sarasota-Bradenton region for the popular family-operated grocer.

The Detwiler's is set to open on Dec. 14 and will feature a stocked new store with shoppers' favorite items, including farm fresh produce, meat, and seafood, a deli, a scratch-made bakery, and grocery and wellness departments.

In addition, the new West Bradenton location will enhance customers' shopping options with Detwiler's new hot foods and freshly baked pizza department.

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The store will dwarf the original Detwiler's in size, with 50,000 square feet, 10 times the size of the flagship Palmer Boulevard store.

The Detwiler's team most recently renovated and reopened the store at 6000 Palmer Blvd. in Sarasota, one year after extensive damage from Hurricane Ian in September 2022.

What began as a farm and produce stand in 2002, Detwiler's has morphed over the past 20 years into one of the region's favorite grocery store options. Detwiler's continues to grow with locations between Palmetto and Venice.

The community of West Bradenton is one of the areas where founder and owner Henry Detwiler Sr. has wanted to expand for a few years, he said.

“We are so excited to serve the West Bradenton community,” he said. “We can't wait to give our customers our farm market experience and offer new departments to make grocery shopping even more fun. Our commitment to providing the best products at the best prices and giving customers a great experience will not change even as we grow.”

The new West Bradenton Detwiler's will open at 8 a.m. at 3500 53rd Avenue West. For details about employment or updates on the grand opening on Dec. 14, visit

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Detwiler's Farm Market schedules opening day for Bradenton grocery