Northwest Florida produce vendors offer local bounty

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 05:28 PM.

"All this rain has hurt us," he said. "Too much rain is like too little rain."

South of Laurel Hill, Farm and Garden World hosts its monthly Third Saturday Market this morning, starting at 8 a.m.

"It's been pretty successful," the store's Tina Alford said. "It's picked up people every month we've done it."

Now in its third month, the market, held in the store's parking lot, attracts upward of 20 farmers and private gardeners, Alford said.

Friday’s Downtown Farmers Market, on the Main Street and Woodruff Avenue site of Crestview's old Curb Market, was bustling, with all available spots booked in advance.

On weekends, the impromptu market that sprouts on the lot across North Ferdon Boulevard from Goodwill features fresh peaches, produce, and sometimes seafood.

"We've got it pretty good up here," Goldring said. "The people in the south end, they just grow sand."

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