Farmers’ Market Farewell to June 2014

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Farmers' Market Farewell to June 2014Fernandina’s famous farmers’ market, located on N. 7th Street in the historic district, is home to over 30 booths of producer-only vendors. This means our bakers, cheese maker, pasta maker, soap maker, and other specialty food vendors create their individual treats and treasures from scratch. They use raw, seasonal and local ingredients, and then mix them up with a lot of love and determination to provide our families with the finest, healthiest and freshest products.

The farmers you will meet at the Fernandina Beach Market Place on June 28th are the ones who grow what they are selling. Boatrights Family Farm and Kings Kountry produce bring onions, tomatoes, squash, peas, beans, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, citrus, nuts, melons and more that they rotate seasonally to grow on their lands. Cabbage Creek Farm grows specialty greens, exotic squash, herbs, carrots, fresh cut flowers and more, while Bacons Select Farms grows hydroponic lettuces, seedless cucumbers, fresh potted herbs and more!

New at the market is Tressa’s Treasures – these are delicious treats handmade by Tressa, a regular vendor of the Market Place who has taken on a new product line, including hand dipped pretzel rods and Rice Krispie Treats covered with lots of goodies like mini M & M’s, Reese’s Pieces and coconut. Tressa also makes a heavenly peanut butter brittle made with local orange blossom raw honey instead of corn syrup. She has over 10 varities of flavored nuts. Some nuts are sweetened with raw honey, and some are mixed with spicy chipotle and cajun flavors. If you like toffee, her’s is topped with chocolate and nuts.

Bruce Beville and the Laid Back Band will be entertaining us with their family friendly songs, and located right next to the band is the Fernandina Beach Arts Market, where over 20 local artists bring their crafts, glass, apparel, wood work, paintings, pet products and more on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

The Market Place farmers market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This open air, street market is located on N. 7th Street, between Centre and Alachua Streets on Amelia Island, Florida. Bring your family, your neighbors, your friends and even your well behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you.

For more information, please call (904) 557-8229.

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