If you’re searching for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, look no further than Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Franklin County is now home to not one, but TWO fabulous farmers markets: Apalachicola Farmers Market and the brand-new Carrabelle Farmer’s Market. As an added bonus, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts a Holiday Fresh Market every December.
These magnificent markets offer everything from local seafood, honey and fresh produce to handmade pieces, baked goods and other regional specialties. You’re certain to find unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list!
Keep reading to learn more about our wonderful local markets:
Apalachicola Farmers Market
Open every 2nd & 4th Saturday @ 9 am – 1 pm
Millpond Pavilion, 479 Market Street in Apalachicola
Located at the beautiful Millpond Pavilion on Market Street, the Apalachicola Farmers Market has been a favorite Forgotten Coast shopping spot since July 2015. The market’s vendors serve up local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies and other local specialties. Apalachicola Farmers Market is open to the public every second and fourth of the month.
Ready to mark everyone off your holiday list? Come on down to the Apalachicola Farmers Market for seasonal shopping on Saturday, November 23rd and Saturday, December 14th.
Carrabelle Farmer’s Market
Open every 1st and 3rd Saturday @ 9 am – 1 pm
Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 West in Carrabelle
Carrabelle’s Crooked River Lighthouse hosted its very first Farmer’s Market in early October—and it was a glowing success! This country market offers laidback shopping in a picturesque setting at the foot of Carrabelle’s lighthouse.
Every first and third Saturday of the month from 9 am to 1 pm, Carrabelle Farmer’s Market features vendors from the community peddling local items, fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, eye-catching art and more. Brimming with rare treasures and unforgettable gifts, this lighthouse market is the perfect place to get into the holiday giving spirit.
Crooked River Lighthouse will host its next Farmer’s Market on December 7th from 9 am to 1 pm. For those last-minute Christmas shoppers, the market will also be open on Saturday, December 21st!
Holiday Fresh Market
Saturday, December 7 @ 10 am – 4 pm
Avenue E and Market Street in Apalachicola
Presented by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Holiday Fresh Market allows shoppers to browse in a hassle-free environment. Why fight traffic and mall crowds when you can peruse for gifts this beautiful outdoor setting? You’ll discover hand-crafted Apalachicola specialties and unusual finds, such as baked goodies, artwork, wood carvings, pottery and hand-knitted goods. Your holiday shopping has never been easier!
This annual market takes place on the second Saturday in December from 10 am to 4 pm. The Holiday Fresh Market is located in front of the Dixie Theatre on Avenue E and Market Street. We hope to see you there with jingle bells on!
Ready to wrap up your holiday shopping? Come on down to Florida’s Forgotten Coast and visit our three marvelous markets.