The Top 5 Farmer’s Markets on the Gulf Coast

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The Gulf Coast is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and some of the country’s most vibrant communities, but there is much more to the area than just beaches, bays, and lagoons.

The Gulf Coast is also home to a huge selection of farmers’ markets offering fresh produce, local crafts, and some of the best food you can find in the area. The bustling markets offer an authentic local experience and capture the region’s rich culture and flavors.

If you’re visiting the panhandle, don’t miss out on experiencing the best of what this area has to offer through its dedicated local makers. As a new “local” who’s been frequenting markets for years, here are some of my favorite farmer’s markets on the Gulf Coast.

Farmer's Market in Rosemary Beach Florida

Rosemary Beach Farmers’ Market

Located in the charming community of Rosemary Beach in South Walton, the 30A farmers market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., all year round. If you’re looking for farm-fresh greens, great seafood, and artisanal products, look no further than 30A. With over 45 vendors to explore, the selection available is wider than many of the other markets in the area. For health food lovers, the market is known for its amazing selection of raw milk, organic honey, and freshly baked bread.

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Pensacola Farmers Market on Palafox Street

Palafox Market, Pensacola

Every Saturday, all year round, Pensacola’s Palafox Market comes to life. Nestled in the historic streets of downtown, the market offers an extensive range of products, live music, and a great sense of community. Sample gourmet treats from one of the many stalls, find fresh blooms and live plants, browse fine art and antiques, or simply pick up your weekly groceries.

The market has been running for over 14 years, welcoming between 1500 and 4500 visitors every Saturday. Palafox Market is open all year round, on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 2 pm. With so many vendors and suppliers in the area, goods change weekly to accommodate everyone and give you the best selection available. If you’re in Pensacola over a weekend, the Palafox Market is a must-visit!

Read: 11 Amazing Women-Owned Vendors at Palafox Market in Pensacola

The pavilion in Watersound hosting a weekend Farmer's Market

30A Farmer’s Markets

After the success of the Rosemary Beach farmer’s market, the communities along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A have opened three more farmers’ markets along the highway: Grand Boulevard (Sandestin Grand Park), Niceville (Palm Plaza), and Watersound (Town Center Pavilion). All three markets are open on Saturday mornings between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., offering a huge selection of products, from locally grown vegetables to homemade treats.

The scenic stretch along Highway 30A hosts a variety of markets, each adding its own flair to the coastal experience. From Seaside to WaterColor and beyond, these markets showcase the craftsmanship of local artists, the flavors of Gulf seafood, and the charm of beachside communities. Dive into the local art scene, savor freshly caught seafood, and immerse yourself in the laid-back coastal vibes.

Farmer's Market in Seaside 30A Florida

Seaside Farmer’s Market

Located at the Seaside Amphitheater in Seaside, this farmer’s market takes place twice a week—on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. all year round. Like the other farmer’s markets in the area, you can find a wide range of produce, especially local seafood, farm-fresh organic produce, and grass-fed meats, alongside craft beers, raw honey, and local crafts.

Milton & Pace Markets

Unlike the other markets listed, Milton Market is an evening market rather than a morning one, making it the perfect place for dinner out. Open every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jernigan Landing, Milton Market offers products from local farms, vendors, and bakers, along with a range of arts and crafts from the local area.

The Market of Pace takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 1 p.m. at Woodbine Baptist Church.

If you’re visiting the Gulf Coast, farmer’s markets are about so much more than shopping; they’re a way to immerse yourself in the community spirit, engage with the locals, and savor the true flavors of the Florida coastline.

Whether you’re looking to stock up your pantry, find a unique gift for a loved one, or simply sample some of the best honey you’ve ever tried, don’t forget to shop local and visit one of the many amazing farmers markets in the area.

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