Farmer's Market to become a destination at Gulf Place

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 03:44 PM.

Allison Askey and Lindsey Jackson are looking to take their Gulf Place Farmer's Market to a higher level than all others. They want it to be a destination.

Open now on Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. on the Gulf Place green at the corner of County Roads 30A and 393, the Farmer's Market offers all the regular farmers’ market staples and more.

Shoppers will find organic foods, produce, eggs, cheese, vegetables, jams, jellies, fruits, honey, handmade soaps, and arts and crafts, all offered by local farmers and vendors.

"It's going to be really good and we should get a really good following," said Askey. "We want to make it the biggest in the area."

In addition to offering more varied items than other farmers' markets, Askey is also banking on the decision to open the market on Thursday evenings. She says the unusual time is for those who are planning for their weekend meals.

"They can shop for dinner and do their weekend shopping on Thursday evening and not have to do it during the weekend," she said. "This will be unusual for a farmer's market."

Scheduling it for a Thursday will also allow it to be open during Gulf Place's monthly Third Thursday Wine Walkabout.

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