Visiting a local farmers market anytime you’re on vacation is the perfect way to sample local delicacies and find unique gifts. During your trip to 30A on Florida’s Gulf Coast, be sure to stop by the Seaside Farmers Market. This open-air market features everything from farm-fresh produce to homemade bread. Yum! Here, you’ll discover high-quality ingredients perfect for preparing a mouthwatering meal at your beachfront vacation rental.
After spending your morning sampling and shopping at the Seaside Farmers Market, you’ll have the rest of the day to explore. Be sure to access our complimentary YFAB’s Vacation Guide to learn about all of the best things to see and do in the area! From restaurants and recreation to events and festivals, our guide is full of local recommendations to help you experience the best of 30A!
What You Need to Know About the Seaside Farmers Market
About the Seaside Farmers Market
Part of the special farmers market experience lies in the atmosphere. Picture this: You pull up to the market. Right away, you notice a beautiful, grassy knoll with tents on either side of the sidewalk. You see happy children running around, laughing and playing. Your child runs to his or her new friends, who welcome him or her to their play place. You walk around, exploring each tent, but you’re still able to keep an eye on the kids. After you shop, you lay a blanket down on the grass and listen to live music. At this farmers market, a truly perfect day for the whole family awaits.
More than 30 vendors set up for the Seaside Farmers Market at the Seaside Amphitheater each week. This cast of characters includes farmers, bakers, and craftspeople. Their mission is to provide fresh, consciously produced, and sustainable products. They also want to foster awareness of seasonality and sustainable farming practices, which they achieve by interacting with locals and visitors alike! Some of our favorite vendors include the Black Bear Bread Company, Ocheesee Creamery, Sarah K’s Gourmet, and The Caveman’s Cupboard.
Whether you’re looking for fresh vegetables, pasta, or 30A seafood, you’ll find it at the Seaside Farmers Market! During the summer, it’s open (rain or shine) on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the winter, you’ll find the market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, check out what we did during our trip to the Seaside Farmers Market!
Why Should You Visit?
Farmers markets are a valuable aspect of any community. They allow for direct access to local food, which is often much fresher than what you find in a grocery store. Farmers markets are also better for the environment! By purchasing goods at a market like the one at Seaside, you’re ensuring the future of farming. These markets are also fantastic places to enjoy fresh air and socialize.
Tips for Visiting the Seaside Farmers Market
- Arrive early. Parking can be tricky. If you are already checked in at one of our Adagio condos, you can grab one of the two bikes we reserved for you and bike over.
- Bring reusable bags to hold all of your goodies!
- Come hungry! Not only can you bring food home, but just about every vendor offers samples and (sometimes) full meals.
- Bring cash, even though many vendors accept credit cards.
Where Are the Other Farmers Markets Along 30A?
You don’t have to go far to discover even more farmers markets in the area. South Walton, Rosemary Beach, and Destin all have them! Here are the other markets that offer some of the best 30A shopping.
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Pair your local shopping with a stay at one of our luxury vacation rentals! As a family-owned company, we want you to experience the best of 30A. That’s why all of our meticulously maintained properties boast premium amenities, including fully equipped kitchens and an extensive concierge menu. After picking up everything you need for a delicious homemade dinner, be sure to take advantage of your beautiful, spacious kitchen! If you’re too tired to cook, let us do the work for you. Arranging a private chef is just one of our many concierge services!
Arrive at San Remo 309 and you’ll fall in love with the beachfront views, large patio with outdoor dining table, and plentiful natural light. This condo also features fresh paint, new carpet, new mattresses, and new furniture. Your kitchen comes equipped with new dishware, pots, and pans. After a day well spent, you’ll even have the opportunity to soak in the master bath whirlpool tub!