Looking for a relaxing way to start your Saturday? Check out the area’s best fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, craft foods, and local artisans at the Fort Walton Beach Farmers’ Market, open every 2nd and 4th Saturday, year-round, from 8am to 1pm. Located at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park along the scenic waterfront, the entire family will love sampling the delicious produce and prepared foods while browsing eclectic handicrafts and artwork from across the Emerald Coast.
With 15-25 vendors every week, you never know what you will find at the Fort Walton Beach Farmers’ Market. Depending on the season you can stock up on microgreens, bell peppers, peaches, berries, and more. Local dairies feature their organic milk and free-range eggs, while mom-and-pop stands sell the finest jellies, jams, honey, and a colorful array of canned and pickled vegetables from squash to pickles. If you are thinking bigger, the market is a great place to purchase premium, grass-fed meats including pork, beef, and chicken from area ranchers. Artisanal bacon, dried meats, and craft cheeses round out everything you need to make your own haute cuisine charcuterie plate!
Crafts and Entertainment
The Fort Walton Beach Farmers’ Market features the work of numerous local artists and craftsmen, so grab a cold brew coffee or an ice cream and explore the fine offerings that range from woodcarvings to paintings to photography. Handmade soaps and organic clothing are side by side with fresh baked goods, gluten-free cupcakes (and regular ones, too), and “designer” popcorn flavors. Live music adds to the fun and relaxed atmosphere, so grab your favorite dish from one of the resident food trucks, grab a seat, and enjoy the show!
Enjoy More than the Fort Walton Beach Farmers’ Market
With friendly vendors, a rotating lineup of music and local entertainment, free parking, and a beautiful venue in Fort Walton Beach, the farmers’ market is excellent for a quick stop to grab ingredients for a picnic, the foundation for preparing a feast in your gourmet kitchen, or for exploring the ingenuity and creativity of our local artists. Breakers is conveniently located just across The Narrows from the market, on Okaloosa Island (a short drive on the causeway). So you can enjoy the literal fruits of your expedition’s labor here in the comfort of your luxury designer condo, where the convenience and privacy of home are matched with world-class amenities. (And, since it is so close, you can swing back and pick up more of those delicious cupcakes.)