Posted on 6/13/2016

5 Reasons the Surf City Summer Market is the Latest Obsession


Yes, we're obsessed! It's that time of year again when the Surf City Summer Market opens for business offering up abundant opportunities to shop and buy local. You can find the Summer Market seasonally in Soundside Park by the historic Swing Bridge on Topsail Island. It's open on Tuesdays from 9a.m. to 2p.m. starting at the end of May and continuing through the remainder of the summer. That's now!
Why the obsession with this locally loved favorite? Here are our Top 5 Reasons the Surf City Summer Market is the Latest Obsession.

Warning: It's addictive!


1. The Surf City Market Exudes Freshness

From vibrantly colored fresh cut flowers to a rainbow of fresh local produce, the Surf City Summer Market is a feast for your senses. The freshness speaks for itself as you peruse the market's delicious displays and abundant offerings. You'll find artisan baked goods, local honey, homemade jellies and jams, and so much more to tempt your palate and your pocket book. Come and see for yourself and bring a taste of Topsail home with you. You'll find yourself wanting to come back week after week to see what's in store. See, obsession!


2. Shopping and Buying Locally is the Best 

We LOVE to support Topsail and its surrounding community. The vendors at the summer market are amazing here. No matter what they're selling, you're guaranteed a variety of locally made and locally grown products that are sure to please. You'll walk away with quality and sense of satisfaction knowing you're supporting local businesses. The market is a combination arts and crafts market plus farmers market, which equals a wonderful selection of goods and services for you to enjoy all in one beautiful location.  


3. Local Artistry All in One Place

Speaking of location, it's the perfect place to find a variety of local artisans and their works all in one spot. Speak to the artists, artisans and crafters themselves and find out more about what they're all about and what they create. Ask questions, learn more about their craft, or just say hello. You'll be glad you did! See who's there on a weekly basis and what's new. You'll be amazed by the local talent and artistry that awaits you each Tuesday. 


4. Unique "Made in NC" Gifts are Easy to Find Here

Buying for yourself and your family is awesome, but so are the gift-giving opportunities you can find at the market! Think ahead to the special people and upcoming occasions in your life and choose something unique, regional and specially-made. You won't find these items in your local department stores and usual retail outlets, that you can be sure of. Choose from Made in North Carolina products, handmade jewelry, coastal crafts, North Carolina Scuppernong wines, earth-friendly products, fresh roasted coffee, naturally non-toxic candles and eco-friendly beauty products, one-of-kind specialty pet items and oh so much more. 


5. The Perfect Day Out on Topsail Island

The Surf City Summer Market makes for the ideal day out with family and friends during your Topsail beach vacation. Locals already know this! Stroll the market, walk the park and enjoy the views before heading to the beach to complete your day. Later in the evening, make the most of your vacation rental amenities and cook up a simple yet delicious meal in your kitchen from your farmers market finds earlier in the day. What a great way to enjoy our island.

Make the market your weekly obsession—you'll be all the better for it! It can be your new Tuesday Topsail tradition. Enjoy!

Do you have plans to visit the Surf City Summer Market during your time on Topsail Island this summer? Let us know what you think!


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