Fans of the Key Colony Beach open market, fear not: you’ll find all of the vendors at the Duck Key Paradise Open Market, open every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Club Duck Key, 100 San Juan St., Duck Key.
From fresh produce to handmade jewelry using lionfish fins, the open-air market is home to about 20 vendors with a wide range of specialties on a weekly basis.
Market organizer Rosy “The Cheese Lady” Perez said that while some refer to the gathering of vendors as a “farmer’s market,” she’s very careful to deliberately use the words “open market.” “When you say ‘farmer’s market,’ that refers to produce or things grown on a farm,” said Perez. “Here, we have so many other things, and we want to make sure to include everyone.”
Keys Weekly caught up with several vendors at the Nov. 9 market to showcase their offerings.