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The next time you need a break, consider adding plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. Enjoy a beach retreat on the Alabama Gulf Coast, where you’ll have something for everyone for a relaxing vacation any time of year. Point your compass toward Fort Morgan and the surrounding area, where there are plenty of things to do and see to make it a trip to remember. You’ll need and want to do some shopping while you’re here, so make a stop at a Fort Morgan farmers market or craft market.

While the Alabama Gulf Coast Market is right in neighboring Gulf Shores, if you’re looking for some variety, the surrounding area, including Foley, often hosts farmers and craft markets as well. Please note these markets are a 20- to 30-minute drive from Fort Morgan.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Market

The seasonal market offers fresh baked goods, fruits and veggies, honey, jam, and more. The unique schedule runs October-July. They are open Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 22250 Perdido Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores. They also accept Senior Farmers Markets Nutrition Program.

Coastal Alabama Farmers & Fishermans Market

They year-round market is the best place to get fresh produce, meat, seafood caught right off the coast, baked goods and more. Browse arts and crafts made by local artisans. The market is open Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The covered area that hosts the market means it is open rain or shine! Hop in your car and visit them at 781 Farmers Market Lane in Foley.

Stop by a Fort Morgan farmers market

Chicago Street Farmers Market

The limited schedule market means you need to make sure to make it part of your itinerary. You’ll want to pick up plants, fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, grass-fed beef, eggs, and more. The market is available mid-May until the end of July, Fridays starting at 4 p.m. at John B. Foley Park. The address is 125 E. Laurel Ave. in Foley.

Orange Beach Freedom Fest & Bama Coast Cruisin’ Car Show

The third annual event will be held at The Wharf in Orange Beach and feature a festival full of fun. The car show kicks off the weekend with vintage and classic cars lining Main Street. There’s also a Kids’ Zone next to the Ferris wheel.

Come for the cars, stay for the crafts. Come back Saturday and wander the booths of over 70 local artisans, crafters, clothiers, and other vendors. Pick up fresh produce, local honey and jams, along with amazing and unique arts and crafts, many with a patriotic theme. Listen to live music while you shop, too.

The car show runs Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 2024, and the craft and farmers market fair takes place Saturday, October 7. Events run 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both days.

Gulf Coast Green Market

Stop by and pick up unique items created by local artists and craftspeople as well as fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, jam, honey, and more. You’ll definitely want to make this limited schedule market a part of your shopping itinerary.

The market is available from the end of May to the end of June, Saturdays, 7-11 a.m. You can find the market on the shores of Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores.

Foley Indoor Flea Market Market

The market is actually an indoor/outdoor affair. It features over two dozen specialty local vendors, with more being added regularly. Shop arts, crafts, and other cool finds to pick up the best souvenirs and gifts.

The market is under new management, and new things are coming all the time. Stop in Wednesday-Thursday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It’s located at 14809 Hwy 59 in Foley.

Other Cities

There are several other cities further along Alabama’s Gulf Coast and inland that host their own farmers’ and crafters’ markets. If you have more time and would like to shop further afield, take a road trip and hit other markets, then relax at your accommodation provided by Poole & Associates!

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Fort Morgan Craft & Farmers Markets + Poole & Associates Makes for a Great Vacation

The ultimate way to enjoy all your farmers market and craft market shopping during your Fort Morgan vacation is with a Fort Morgan vacation rental provided by Poole & Associates. We have homes from one-bedroom units for a solo or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to four-bedroom homes to enjoy a farmers market shopping adventure with all your loved ones. Savor the flavors of home with the fresh fruits and veggies you picked up when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen.

Enjoy spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios or balconies. Unwind after a long day in a private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movies together on a flat-screen TV with an entertainment center. Our premium units include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more!

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