St. Andrews Waterfront Farmer Market in Panama City

Posted by Jennifer Mackay - Owner on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 8:39am.

Back in 2004, the St Andrew’s Waterfront Market was started under a circus tent and a handful of vendors.  Then in 2010, a group of volunteers took the market on and it grew so that it grew out of its space by the fall of 2011 and expanded to the boardwalks of the Smith’s Yacht Basin and the two locations became connected by a water taxi.  The market also incorporated due to its growth in June 2011 and took over the responsibility of the St Andrews Community Garden.

In April 2012, the market expanded again eight miles west and over two bridges to the Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmer’s market which is located at Pirate’s Cove Marina  the market at St Andrew’s operates on Saturday and Grand Lagoon operates on Sundays with a crew of volunteers running it.  The market has a Make It or Grow It feeling and a mission to raise agricultural awareness and features local music to support the community.

 The garden at St Andrews offers a view of St Andrew’s Bay and has ninety six garden plots which measure 2 feet by 4 feet and are open to gardeners of any age.  There will be more plots added in the fall of 2012 to double the amount of space.  This space is used for nine months of the year to teach the community how to grown vegetables, herbs, flower and other speciality crops.  You can also adopt a picket and dedicate it to a loved one for a small donation of $10 which helps to keep the garden going.

You can visit St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market on Facebook.


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1 Response to "St. Andrews Waterfront Farmer Market in Panama City"

larry brewer wrote: Hi Jennifer - I love Panama city, and for most of us who live in Tennessee, it's the most popular area of Florida since it's a very easy 7 hour drive from my house. This information about the Farmer market will be very useful on my next trip to the beach.

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 9:38am.

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