By Lynn R. Mitchell
Watercolor, Florida, is a planned 500-acre resort town along Scenic Highway 30A on Florida’s Panhandle, dreamed up in 1999 on property owned since 1929 by the St. Joe Company. Made to emulate the style of timeless Southern homes, it features wraparound porches, metal roof overhangs, columns,wooden siding, and screened outdoor spaces.
There are retail shops and restaurants but perhaps my favorite part of Watercolor is the town park featuring a mosaic tile waterway and brightly blooming seasonal flowers along with green spaces, walking paths, shade trees, and park benches to slow the pace.
The Farmers Market on Thursday offered a variety of goods … fresh produce, Maryland lump crab from a vendor who said he was from Baltimore, and hushpuppy mix complete with samples to entice buyers to part with their money. Crepes made-to-order, decorative doo-dads for beach homes, artisan jewelry, and more.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
May 14, 2015