Farmers’ markets have taken off in the past couple of years, and it’s easy to see why. The Treasure Coast’s tropical climate is perfect for fruits to grow, makes delicious beef and eggs, and gives everyone a good excuse to get outside and get together. After all, who could turn down a day that starts with watching the river go by as you eat breakfast, buying some of the freshest produce from local farmers and dancing along to live music?
Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market
We’d argue that although there are many amazing markets out there, none of them could come close to the Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers’ Market. There’s so much to check out here, and so much of it has been grown, raised or made right in here South Florida. One such example is the dips at Dani’s Healthy Organic Fun Food. Everything on the table is delicious, from the crackers to the amazing Lemon-y Artichoke Dip, and Dani himself made everything. Make sure to stop and grab a box of cinnamon and sugar sprinkled donuts from Cider Doughnuts. They’re freshly made right in front of you, and make for the perfect snack! If you want a gift to send to family up north that’s authentically Florida, grab them a box of oranges from Al’s Family Farms. Locally grown right in South Florida, you won’t find sweeter citrus anywhere else.
Stuart Green Market
The Stuart Green Market started out in the 90s by people whose dream it was to bring locally grown produce and goods to the people of Stuart. Roughly 30 years later, that dream is still alive, thanks to the vendors who show up every Sunday and the buyers who come to enjoy live music, shopping, and great food by the waterfront. No one can resist a salty treat from Sea Turtle Concessions, which serves up hot dogs and ice-cold drinks every Sunday at the market! Grab some produce from Whole Plant Food, or wooden bowls from Otton Wood making. Walk down the waterfront a little ways, and you’ll come across PJ Ranch, known for their sweet syrups! Whether you’re looking for maple syrup, mangrove honey from Florida mangroves, or sorghum, they have it all of the stickiest, sweetest stuff here.
When you’re purchasing fruit or honey from a farmer’s market, you’re getting more than just produce. You’re getting something that’s authentically Florida. Most folks think that that’s hard to find these days, but it turns out that it’s closer than you think. And Harbour Ridge is in the heart of it all.
Located just a short way from each of these farmer’s markets on the Treasure Coast, Harbour Ridge embraces the area’s authenticity in so many ways.
Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire course. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.
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The coastal Florida town of Stuart is not filled with towering skyscrapers but the streets are always lined with people and everyone on the Treasure Coast knows that despite its small-town feel, Stuart brings an energy unlike anywhere else. Constantly celebrating with neighbors, residents of the Treasure Coast flock to Stuart for live music, big game fishing, fresh produce, delicious bites, and boutique shopping. Stuart has it all, only question is, what is your first stop?
What’s on Osceola?
A one-of-a-kina wine bar, numerous high-end boutique and plenty of delectable restaurants highlight Downtown Stuart’s Osceola St. The road, just a tenth of mile long, is lined with an eclectic array of shops varying from Cigars and flip flops to masterful pieces of art and jewelry. After winding your way through the shops, it’s easy to find a bite to eat, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Spritz City Bistro dishes out flatbreads and crostini’s while The Gafford or Black Marlin offer up the fresh seafood and other local favorites.
Sundays in Stuart
Although every day is great day to visit Stuart, Sunday’s seem to be the most popular. The town comes alive around 9 a.m. as vendors fill the public parking lot for the Farmers Market. Everything from wooden frames and tomatoes to food trucks and flowers. This Farmers Market has it all. Then at 1 p.m. local bands rock the Riverwalk, with tunes from a variety of genres and eras. After the amps are packed away, head across the railroad tracks for the best “Sunday Funday” on the Treasure Coast as the tunes keep on rocking and rolling at Sailors Return. Be aware however, Sunday’s in Stuart have been known to cause sore feet and tired legs from all that dancing!
Art Shows, Festivals a Plenty
There always seems to be a local art show or festival taking place in Downtown Stuart. This weekend, the town will be celebrating the 30th annual Dancing in the Streets Festival. The street party starts on Saturday at 3 p.m. and goes til midnight. Festival goers will enjoy music from more than 20 bands on four street stages and at the Lyric Theatre.
General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate and can be purchased online at www.stuartdancininthestreets.com or www.lyrictheatre.com or in person at the following downtown Stuart locations: Earthtones, Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream, Terra Fermata, Seacoast Bank and the Lyric Theatre box office.
There’s no doubt Downtown Stuart packs in the fun but there isn’t a better feeling than retreating home to kick your feet up and relax after a day of dancing and shopping with neighbors. Harbour Ridge, a waterfront community located just mere minutes from Stuarts town center, provides its residents with the everyday luxuries of the South Florida Lifestyle.
Imagine living in a neighborhood that surrounds you with the best of the best: a pair of championship golf courses designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee. A 98 slip marina and yacht club on the dazzling waterfront of the St. Lucie River. Professional tennis facilities and instruction by Peter Burwash International on the new Har-Tru courts at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Lakeside Spa, Fitness, & Tennis Center.
Set on 885 beautifully wooded acres at the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, with just 695 residences set amidst an abundance of unspoiled vegetation and natural wetlands, Harbour Ridge enables its residents to live and work in harmony establishing a sense of community for all. Learn more by visiting https://harbourridge.com/downloading a free digital brochure today!