The Best Fall Farmers Market Finds on the Crystal Coast
Do you know about the Crystal Coast farmers markets that are nearby your vacation rental in Emerald Isle, North Carolina? Oh, you should! You truly don't want to miss out on the local flavor, especially during this season of the year. Bring the family and make a stop at these area favorites—just be sure to bring a little something back with you to your rental to enjoy during your stay. You won't regret it! Here are a few of our favorite things.
@ The Friendly Market in Morehead City, NC
It's hard to pick a favorite at The Friendly Market because everything they do, they do so well. From the fresh seasonal produce to the in-house market meals to the colorful mums and pumpkins, autumn is teeming with all the beautiful things reminiscent of fall in North Carolina. The talented kitchen staff makes everything from weekday meals to-go, to specialty pizzas on the weekends, to mouthwatering baked goods and more. Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, anyone? And that's just the beginning. Come explore The Friendly Market now and all year long! Learn more here.
@ Garner Farms in Newport, NC
There's a lot to love about Garner Farms from its farm-fresh seasonal produce to the you-pick-it strawberry fields, to the fall corn maze, hay rides and pumpkin patch. We also can't fail to mention this caramel apple cheesecake. It sells out fast, so you know it has to be good. Garner Farms is located in Newport, NC which is right over the bridge from Emerald Isle. Peruse the seasonal offerings and bring some yummy things back with you to your rental to enjoy all week long. Garner's Corn Maze and Pumpkin patch is a local autumn favorite and the Garden Patch Kitchen also has tasty treats ready to go for you. Learn more here.
@ Salty Air Open Market in Cedar Point, NC
The Salty Air Open Market provides an outdoor space for local artists, collectors and farmers to gather and share their wares in the salty air of the beautiful NC coast. Take for instance this Creme Brulee donut pictured here from 2 Baked Crumbs of NY (also known as the glass donut). It's filled with vanilla cream and topped with crunchy caramelized glass sugar. Pair this with a Croatan coffee and you have the perfect combo to start your day. The General Store at the market is open daily and the local vendors are there on the weekends. Don't miss it! It's just a hop, skip and jump from your Emerald Isle rental. Learn more here.
WHAT'S YOUR CRYSTAL COAST FARMERS MARKET FAVORITE?
We'd really love to know!