Lori's Soap & Sponge Market

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North of Clearwater, the Greek enclave of Tarpon Springs still soldiers on as a working fisherman's village. The bulk of the harvest is yellow sea sponges. Look for Lori's Soap & Sponge Market, which also has a location on John's Pass Boardwalk in Madeira Beach.

Lori takes local sponges and melds them with homemade goat's milk soaps. Since goat's milk is so mild and non-reactive, it makes for a gift that everyone can appreciate.