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Autumn at the Arts and Farmers Markets

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October 14, 2017, brings delightful autumn weather and interesting vendors to both the Fernandina Beach Arts Market and the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market. With both markets open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine, there is something for everyone among the over sixty booths that will be set up on North Seventh Street and in the Pineland Bank parking lot on the corner of Eighth and Centre Streets.

The Arts Market will include vendors like BC Gemstones. Bill and Christina take collectible coins and make them into men’s rings starting at just $30.00. Be sure to ask about their 1882 Morgan Silver Dollar. You will also find an amazing selection of both beautiful and practical handmade handbags at Suly’s Sewing. Long-time vendor, Mermaid’s Walk Jewelers bring a wide variety of shark’s tooth jewelry in traditional or wire wrapped settings of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. You will also find pottery, stained glass, woodworking and more. Everything in the booths found at the Arts Market is hand-made, or home crafted. There is no direct marketing, re-selling, or flea market merchandise in the Fernandina Beach Arts Market.

Florida’s friendliest farmers market will also be open where you will find a new muscadine grape shrub., made from Congaree and Penn’s very own muscadine grape vines. Cold pressed and blended with organic apple cider vinegar and a pinch of Florida cane sugar, you can make your own craft soda with soda water, or indulge in a fine cocktail with a big splash of shrub to your favorite liquor, sparkling wine or pilsner.

This week Me, Myself, and Pies will return with delicious sweet and savory dishes including Key Lime, Peanut Butter, and a must-try Oreo pie. Savory pies include chicken and beef pot pies, bacon and spinach seafood quiche, and a cottage Shepperd’s pie with beef, lamb, carrots, peas, and parmesan-garlic mashed potatoes with fresh parsley.

Seven Trees now has autumn colored mums in purple, snow, orange and golden yellow, as well as a fresh supply of tomato plants. Therapy in a Tin, now known as Amelia Naturals, carries a nice selection of massage candles and balms infused with essential oils. Bring in your finished containers for 25% off your next tin can purchase.

Stop by the Amelia Pasta booth and ask about using their penne in a pasta salad, or how their flavored orzo makes a perfect replacement for your favorite rice dishes. Low on the glycemic index, these pastas have no preservatives and are made with natural flavors like tomato basil, or spinach basil fettuccine, or a habanero or Thai citrus linguini, which are all wonderfully dished up with just a little butter and parmesan cheese.

You will find these and several other vendors selling seasonal produce, fresh baked breads and pastries, honey soap, soy candles, specialty dishes, salmon, shrimp, beef and more. Music this week will be provided by Bruce Beville and the Laid Back Band. For more information, you will find both markets on facebook.

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