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Hobe Sound farmer's market transforms into winter wonderland for families to enjoy

All merchandise inside made by area vendors
Posted at 11:35 PM, Dec 04, 2020

HOBE SOUND, Fla. — One Treasure Coast tree farm is now open for residents to get their Christmas fix.

The Hobe Sound Farmer's Market has transformed into a winter wonderland where families can shop, play games, see snow and pick out of a Christmas tree.

"We're really excited to get our trees and share them with everyone," said farm manager Beth Leonard.

All of the merchandise inside is made by local artists.

"The picture boards were made locally," said Leonard. "The ornaments were made by someone locally."

Leonard said she's focused on ending a year that has been tough for so many small businesses by supporting them through the holiday market.

"I would just rather support anybody that's local and that can bring something to me that's homemade and more natural than these big box stores that might be cheaper," said Leonard.

The farm is located just off Interstate 95 at Bridge Road exit.

"I've been driving by all week," said customer Michael Russo. "This looks really cool."

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Russo owns a small business himself and said supporting them during the holidays is a must.

"Farms are just a wonderful experience versus walking into a parking lot," said Russo. "This is just a wonderful experience."

Inside, children can write letters to Santa Claus and enjoy hot cocoa.

There's no admission fee to enter.

"We have some cool little tables built," said Leonard. "They have tic-tac-toe boards on them and checkers and things like that, and anything that just gets the kids to kind of run around and play."