Fresh-Air Shopping on Florida’s Forgotten Coast: Shop ‘til You Drop at Our Outdoor Markets!
By Forgotten Coast Web Team | July 31, 2020
To market, to market we go! If you’re in the mood for some fresh air and a shopping spree, Franklin County has got you covered. You’ll discover a variety of exciting outdoor markets across our coastal communities, from Apalachicola to Eastpoint to Carrabelle.
Whether you’re searching for a unique gift, the freshest local seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables, homemade sweet treats or one-of-a-kind jewelry, furniture and art, you’re certain to find something special at our quaint coastal markets.
During your next visit, enjoy some retail therapy at one or all of these magnificent markets:
Apalachicola Farmers Market
Apalachicola Farmers Market is held the second and fourth Saturday of every month at Mill Pond Pavilion located at 479 Market Street. Visit this delightful waterfront farmers market to shop for fresh local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies and goodies, and an array of other regional specialties. Enjoy pleasant breezes off of beautiful Scipio Creek as you peruse delicious food, keepsakes and gifts.
Apalachicola Downtown Market
This charming market is held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9 am to 12 pm at 56 Commerce Street in historic downtown Apalach. Apalachicola Downtown Market offers an unforgettable outdoor shopping experience for foodies. You’ll discover ultra fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass-fed beef, artisanal offerings, homemade kombucha, delicious offerings from Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, a cornucopia of condiments and more. Swing by to support local artisans and indulge in an awesome assortment of fabulous fare!
Eastpoint Artisans Market
Come on down to Eastpoint to check out this brand new artisans market! Eastpoint Artisans Market is held every first and third Saturday of the month from 9 am to 2 pm. Located at 100 Highway 98 right next Frost Pottery, this open-air market offers a truly distinctive shopping experience. Shop for jewelry, fiber arts, photography, furniture, silver and other masterpieces, all handmade by local artisans. Plus, stock up on locally grown produce, fresh eggs, honey, jelly, homemade bread and more.
Country Farmer’s Market
Every first and third Saturday of the month, Carrabelle’s Crooked River Lighthouse hosts a Country Farmer’s Market from 9 am to 1 pm. This magical market is held at the foot of Carrabelle’s historic lighthouse, located at 1975 Highway 98 West. The country market features community vendors serving up locally made goods, fresh roasted coffee, veggies, plants, art, baked goods, photography, crafts and rare maritime items. Browse for nifty gifts, tasty food and amazing artwork while you take in stunning views of the towering Crooked River Lighthouse.