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Farmers Market is a Great Family Outing

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Looking for a wonderful morning out with your family or friends? Check out the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market and arts market. Both markets will be open in historic Fernandina on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Enjoy a stroll under the Spanish moss covered oak trees of old Florida while you shop for tasty treats and handcrafted arts. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome and this past week we had adorable puppies, a trained monkey, and Sammi the Chicken – yes, even the chicken was well-behaved and on a leash.

Featured in the Arts Market this week is Fulford Gardens. They have bird baths, fountains, and planters made from hypertufa. Lighter than concrete and stronger than terra cotta these pieces will add a rustic and unique look to your garden. Lane will also be bringing concrete benches that can be made in custom lengths and colors. Kathy Blessing, of Kathy’s Gardens and Craft, has adorable succulents and fun to fill bear art for the kids in her booth. All of her items are “Designs to make you smile!” Island Home Candle Company has begun to roll out their fall scents like pumpkin, cinnamon bun, and brandied pear. Now created in new jars and using coconut wax instead of soy, these candles burn cleaner and longer, and throw their scents a little better than traditionally made candles. Other popular scents include fig, rain, and Georgia Peach.

In the farmers market look for thirst quenching favorites such as Lemon Sensation’s 32 ounce fresh squeezed lemonade in blueberry, strawberry and lemon. Campcraft Cocktails carries unique blends of fresh spices and fruits to create a homemade cocktail that serves eight after just three days of curing. She has bloody Mary, aromatic citrus, and hibiscus ginger lemon. It’s the end of the summer so look for sweet and juicy fruits like peaches and berries from King’s Kountry Produce, and farm ripe watermelons in manageable sizes from Cabbage Creek Farms.

The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is open every Saturday of the year, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., while the Arts Market is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Located between Centre and Alachua Streets, on North Seventh Street, each week offers a different mix of vendors, musicians, and a weekly Booth With a Cause. This week you will find Musician Alain Lelait pleasing the crowds with his renditions of soft rock classic.

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