Farmers’ and seafood markets dot the Crystal Coast in NC’s Southern Outer Banks, making for a fun year-round excursion for the whole family to enjoy! You and your family will be able to breathe in some fresh sea-salty air while wandering through aisles of local produce, seafood, and artisan goods. You have heard of “farm-to-table”. but have you ever heard of “fresh off the boat” seafood? That is one thing that sets the Crystal Coast apart from other vacation destinations. It is so incredible that you can buy produce and seafood directly from locals!
After a long day of exploring the local farmers’ markets, head on back to calming Emerald Isle, NC, to relax with your loved ones. Emerald Isle is teeming with comfortable vacation rentals in an incredible family-friendly environment, surrounded by gorgeous shorelines and great attractions. Spinnaker’s Reach Realty offers the best Emerald Isle vacation homes located on the island’s southernmost tip. All of our luxurious family homes come equipped with great amenities, including convenient beach access, beach equipment, concierge services, and more. Additionally, you will be near all the a-maize-ing Crystal Coast farmers’ and seafood markets. Keep reading to learn more—
Cap’n Willis Seafood Market
The Crystal Coast staple is known for its seafood, so incorporate some fresh finds from this local seafood market in your vacation rental meals! Customers rave about the market’s attention to quality and delicious crabcakes.
Clyde Phillips Seafood MKT
They will do it all, from cleaning to fileting! This local seafood supplier is a wonderful place to get some fresh shrimp to cook on the BBQ at your vacation home. Bring a large cooler and some ice, because you’ll definitely leave with something.
Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market
The NC market’s saying is, “Where life slows down so neighbors can catch up.” You will enjoy a variety of vendors selling many items, from seafood to mushrooms.
Salty Air Open Market
If you visit this popular market on the weekend, you can enjoy some awesome live music! In addition to the usual vendors, customers can also indulge in subscription boxes and visit the general store.
The Friendly Market
If you are looking for a relaxing evening at your vacation home and don’t want to cook, The Friendly Market is your Crystal Coast farmers’ market! In addition to regular market finds, they offer delicious prepared meals.
The Market at Cedar Point
This market is dedicated to supporting local farmers and businesses. Year-round, you can find organic, locally grown produce and unique goods. They strive to provide the freshest produce, eggs, meat, and more.
If you are out for a drive along the lovely coast, make sure to stop by this quaint roadside produce market. They are known for their famous Bogue Sound watermelons.