Well, a couple of weeks ago I checked out the Seaside Farmer’s Market and last week went again but this week I wanted to try the St. Andrews Market. I am really glad that I did!
I don’t want to take anything away from the Seaside experience. It’s such a sweet little town and the market is good, but the St. Andrews version is at least five times bigger, it is closer to where I live, the prices seemed a bit lower and there were more types of vendors to browse plus a lot more fresh produce to choose from.
In addition to the large assortment of fruits and vegetables, there were vendors selling all kinds of hand made items such as jewelry, hand made soaps, hand made wood crafted gifts, artwork, dog treats, collars and leashes, local honey and baked goods. You can even get a soft serve cone from the ice cream truck!
We were entertained by a musician playing Jimmy Buffet style music, which was interrupted by The Star Spangled Banner (maybe because it is Memorial Day weekend or maybe not, I am not sure)
We were more focused on stocking up on fresh locally grown goodies than the arts and crafts but next time I will plan to take a little more time to browse the rest of the vendors and see what is being offered. For about $18 we came home with peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, green beans, a dozen organic eggs and some local honey. Not a bad day at the market!
Just outside of the market and on the way back to the street where we were parked there was fresh shrimp available right off the boats, so you could buy your entire dinner right there at the marina if you wanted!
St. Andrews Farmers Market is every Saturday in March through December from 8:30am until 1pm. It is located right in the marina.
Check out the video in case I missed something important!