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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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The next time you need a break, consider adding plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. The Alabama Gulf Coast, Fort Morgan, and the surrounding area have something for everyone for a relaxing vacation any time of year. You’ll find an array of things to see and do, and you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble while you’re out. While there are many brick-and-mortar restaurants that are ready to serve you, sometimes you need to grab-and-go so the fun doesn’t slow down. You’ll find a variety of Fort Morgan food trucks serving delicious eats to satisfy your appetite.

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Kona Ice of Coastal Alabama

Cool off on a hot Gulf Coast day. The truck offers delicious, flavorful, and ice-cold shave ice treats. Start with a cupful of shave ice, then head to the “Flavorwave” featuring a variety of syrup flavors. Choose from fun flavors like “Tiger’s Blood” or “Godzilla” to more tame flavors like “Very Cherry” or “Orange Sunshine.” Go to their website to find them at various local events and festivals or schedule your own experience.

Deep Blue Seafood Truck

If you’re looking for delicious, fresh, seafood during your Fort Morgan retreat, the Pensacola-based restaurant has a food truck, too! Choose from baskets filled with shrimp, oysters, fresh fish, chicken and more. There are a variety of sandwiches and burgers, and a few other choices for land lovers. Add sides like hush puppies, cheese sticks, potato or pasta salad, fries, and others.

Nom Nom Food Truck

Serving up pulled pork sandwiches, a variety of hot dogs, soup, and more, you can find them near Big Beach Brewery in Gulf Shores. Pair your dish with a lager, ale, IPA, or other cold beverage from the brewery. They also wander the streets of Fort Morgan and the surrounding area.

Bleus Burgers

The Gulf Shores restaurant has a food truck. Build a burger with your choice of proteins like hamburger steak, a veggie patty, chicken tenders, or even blackened shrimp. Add sides like fries, cole slaw, salad and more for a complete meal. Choose from an array of drinks to wash everything down.

Gulf Coast Roast

Start out your day with the right food. The truck serves up breakfast items like doughnuts, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and more, along with lattes and other coffee drinks. Lunch items include burgers, quesadillas, sandwiches, and specials like chili or Frito chili pie. Find them wandering the beach, or at an event.

Beachin’ Eats Food Truck & Catering

Bringing items like tacos, nachos, sandwiches, and more to the beach, you’ll satisfy your hunger near the waves. Snack on chips & salsa or queso, Wisconsin cheese curds, or even fried Brussels sprouts. Enjoy a BBQ pork sandwich, “beach burger, or Gulf shrimp or triggerfish sandwich. Tacos include vegetarian options, chicken, beef, and fish tacos. Wash everything down with canned soda or bottled water.

Anna’s Cafe

The Alabama Gulf Coast is warm no matter what time of year. You’ll want to find several ways to cool off as much as possible. The cafe on wheels dishes up delicious smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes, and other frozen treats. Smoothie flavors include strawberry-banana, pina colada, and berry mix, while ice cream and milkshakes are bursting with chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry deliciousness. Try specialty snacks like frozen or iced coffee, snowcones, a frozen banana or frozen cheesecake. You’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping cool in the sun.

The Village Lawn at The Beach Club

Open seasonally, the lawn is the perfect place to find exactly what you want. A variety of food trucks converge on one place to offer delicious food, beverages, snacks, and more. Visit vendors like The Chill, The Press Efes Greek Kitchen, and many more. Take a seat at the picnic tables to devour your food before taking park in the lawn’s fun and games. Entrance to the lawn is open to all, but select activities may require a wristband. Purchase the $15 band with cash only for access to everything.

Delicious Eats on the Go in Fort Morgan

When you book a getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or experience the myriad of indoor activities available to help build your unique Fort Morgan vacation. We have homes all the way up to four bedrooms so all the kids and adults can stay together in one place.

Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen or heat up leftovers. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in private bedrooms or gather some snacks and enjoy a family-favorite movie or TV show together on a flat screen TV.

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