Monday, May 21, 2012

The Palafox Market in downtown Pensacola~

The Palafox Market continues to grow
Local produce, homemade breads, and flowers a few of the hot ticket items at Palafox Market

Entrance to Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola ~ Held Saturdays from 8am to 2pm

Palafox Market downtown North of Garden St. on Palafox
The Palafox Market opened for its fifth season on May 5, 2012 and has been crowded since, even despite some rainy Saturday morning weather. The Palafox Market spans over three blocks in Downtown Pensacola at Martin Luther King Plaza Jr. located off N Palafox St. between Wright Street and Garden St.  The market is open Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm and sells all types of items including produce including fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, honey, flowers, and various types of art including photography, paintings, sculptures and more. Admission is free.
Palafox Market Pensacola, FL
Man shops at Palafox Market in downtown Pensacola on Saturday, May 19, 2012~

Best place in in Pensacola to buy local produce
In addition to a huge selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, you will also find a plethora of other local homemade items including breads, jams, jellies, honey, fresh herbs, sauces, fresh baked goods, and animal products such as eggs, butter, and milks.

Many vendors also sell plants for your garden or to pot in your home including those that produce fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Pensacolians admire purchase fresh produce at the farmers market on Palafox St~

Local flowers for sale including hanging baskets, potted plants, herbs, and more~

Paintings on wood by Mary Inabnit~ Find her on
Facebook at Tidal Image Art
Art Show & Market in one
While the Palafox Market is the best place to buy local produce, produce is not the only reason to come to Palafox Market. Think of the Market as a free art show, too! Local vendors and artists have their goods on display and for sale.  You can find virtually every type of art including antiques, paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, crafts including gifts, hand sewn items, clothing, pottery, soaps, candles, lotions, "green" items, and much more.
Take this guy below for example- he is a local artist who hand crafts stringed instruments with a unique style, sound and look.
Gentleman demonstrates his homemade instruments at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola!
Jewerly, pottery, clothing, and art all for sale at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola!

Preparing for your visit to Palafox Market
1. Pack your reusable shopping bag. It's the green thing to do!
2. Make sure to have cash. To avoid hefty ATM fees nearby, stock up on cash as most vendors only accept cash.
3. Be patient while trying to find parking. While parking isn't hard to find early in the morning, by around noon, the parking situation downtown can become intense. Many Saturdays, other events are held downtown which may cause traffic nearby so plan where you intend to park ahead of time, pump enough gas, and enjoy the ride.

Tip: Check out this valuable map on the Palafox Market's website which shows parking available nearby, other shops open on Saturday in downtown, and ATM's nearby.
Pensacola area residents fill the medians of N Palafox Street during the Palafox Market one May Saturday morning !
Occassionally special events are brought to the market including antique car shows, live music, and more. Keep up with the Palafox Market on Facebook or visit their website for more information including information on how to become a vendor yourself at the Palafox Market.

Residents come from all over Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida and Baldwin County in Alabama to visit the market. In fact, the Palafox Market won an award in 2011 for being one of America's Favorite Farmers Market. We love our trips to the Palafox Market and are thankful that its home is in nearby downtown Pensacola.
Man plays guitar & harmonica at Market
So come on down:  Shop local , support your community, and have some free family fun at the Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola every Saturday, now through December 2012.
Until next time,
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