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Celebrating National Farmers Market Week 2013

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Celebrating National Farmers Market WeekCommunities across America are celebrating Farmers Markets and their role in increasing access to fresh, nutritious food; and building stronger social atmospheres that help keep communities strong.

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has proclaimed August 4-10, 2013 as National Farmers Market Week. The Fernandina Beach Market Place is kicking off this exciting proclamation on August 3, 2013.

This year marks the 14th annual National Farmers Market Week. Since 2000, the number of farmers markets has grown 150%, and these numbers continue to rise as farmers markets become fresh food mainstays for shoppers across all socio-economic, political, and ethnic ranges. Farmers markets bolster local economies, improve community health, and bring diverse groups of people together through a shared social space.

We invite you to bring a friend to the market Saturday and introduce them to what you love about your local farmers’ market!

Did you miss last week’s Market Place?

Our vendors sell a wide variety of products including beans, beef, breads, cabbage, cucumbers, dairy, desserts, dips, eggplant, herbs, honey, jams, lettuce, melons, pasta, shrimp, soups, tapinades and so much more.

“Farmers markets grow healthy farms, healthy people, and healthy communities” said Stacy Miller, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition in 2011. We are open each and every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on N. 7th Street on Amelia Island. Well behaved pets are welcome, too.

For more information find us on facebook or call (904) 557-8229.

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