Even Dogs are Welcome at the Farmers Market


The Fernandina Beach Market Place and its farmers, ranchers and producers, are happy to welcome you to the farmers market on North Seventh Street on Amelia Island, held every Saturday morning of the year (except for May 6, 2017) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.

March 18, 2017, brings the return of JD All Natural Angus Beef. A fourth generation, family owned and operated farm, JD Beef brings delicious cuts of grass fed, grass finished beef to the Market Place from cows that are raised without antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. Expect to find quality steaks, burgers, and roasts from select cattle with high marbling traits that are passed on to their offspring. Marbling is the tiny flecks of fat visible in a cut of beef that have a direct relationship to the quality of beef: the more marbling, the higher quality of the meat. These chemical properties of marbling cause it to release powerful aromatic and flavor compounds during cooking. As the marbling melts into the beef, the result is a rich, genuinely authentic J.D. Beef flavor.

Tranquil Formations also returns this Saturday with her soy candles poured into unique and diverse cups and bowls. Devin donates one-half of her proceeds for animal causes.

Robert, “The Plant Guy” as everyone knows him, is now bringing roses to the farmers market with his other landscaping plants including a wide variety of colorful hibiscus.

This week’s Booth With a Cause will be Nassau County Emergency Management. They will be on-hand to help you find your evacuation zone, register for Citizen Alerts, the county’s mass notification system, or sign up for one of their free classes such as how to become a Storm Spotter, an amateur radio emergency services tech, or take a hands-on Citizen’s Emergency Response Team course (CERT)?

To set the mood for an outdoor stroll under the Spanish moss draped oaks and cedar trees of old Florida, music will be provided by popular Spanish Guitarist Dennis Fermin and your well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome, too.

The farmers market is located between Centre and Alachua Streets, in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach.