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Farmers Market Resumes After Shrimp FestivalMay 18, 2013 will see the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market returning to normal after the Shrimp Festival and those April showers!

Nestled in this historic, downtown Victorian seaside community on Amelia Island each Saturday morning is a warm and friendly, open air market where fresh baked breads, tasty jellies and jams, organic produce, delightful sweets and handcrafted soaps and candles tempt you at every booth lined up along N. 7th Street from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

We are excited that spring has finally sprung, but this means the market’s seasonable fruits and vegetables are changing along with the weather. As strawberry season is put to rest, the blueberries are being harvested as fast as you can eat them. This will also be the final market of the season for Steep Hill Design and their fine Vermont syrups.

Please come down and welcome our new friends as the Market Place is eager to show off Amelia Island Juice and Java, a cute little tropical hut with fresh, free trade and locally roasted coffee, and smoothies made to order on the spot by owners Lucy and Tom.

Also new to the downtown farmers’ market is Griffis Farms, a family owned and operated blueberry farm found in SE Georgia. You will find they grow a wide variety of berries to bring you plump, juicy berries all summer long. Working with Griffis Farms is Dr. Krewer, a blueberry expert known around the world for his expertise. Dr K’s farm, Harrietts Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm, located in Woodbine, Georgia, has received the First Coast Slow Food “Seal of Approval” celebrating local foods and the people who grow, harvest and produce them.

You have a standing invitation to the Market and 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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