Last weekend Destin started its first farmers market. I was so excited to go that I was ready to head out at 7am. As I’ve said before, I am not a morning person, so this was a testament to how excited I was to go. Unfortunately, the market is from 9-1, so I had to wait a bit. I was most excited for the opportunity to get locally grown fruits and veggies, eggs and milk. I found everything but the milk.
Last week I found ginormous carrots, eggs, hydroponic lettuce, tomatoes and freshly baked breads. I didn’t remember to get a photo of everything, so you’ll have to take my word for it. This week’s conquest is pictured above. The tomatoes I found last week were so good that I went back for more. They are beefsteak tomatoes, so they are meaty and excellent on BLT sandwiches. The bread is excellent for breakfast or a snack and my boys love the chocolate chip variety.
There were more vendors this week than last week and it does appear still be growing. It is located in the Destin Water Users parking lot on Main St and in addition to bread and veggies, there is local honey, art, soap and assorted sundries. I highly recommend checking it out!