The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open on February 24, 2018. We have an amazing selection of nearly 40 vendors who specialize in fresh baked breads, seasonal produce, landscaping plants, succulents, hanging baskets, shrimp, seafood, beef, and pork, and a variety of sauces, spreads, jams, and jellies. If you find it difficult waiting for Saturday to arrive to pick up some of your farmers market favorites, many of our vendors can be found around the metro area throughout the week.
Sunshine Grindz, known for his Hawaiian Poke, also has a food truck that can be found at Holistic Wellness on Eighth Street in Fernandina on Mondays from noon – 2:30. He is also at Locals late night on Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.; and on Fridays from noon – 3:00 p.m. he can been seen at Island Vibe Surf Shop on Sadler Road. His menu varies from the farmers market with smoked pork sliders, but he also serves up the popular poke bowl made with rice from Congaree and Penn, and a California sushi roll over a bowl of rice.
Lulu’s at the Thompson House is a local restaurant who serves up ready to cook crab patties, and a delicious spicy or regular pimento cheese dip. Their restaurant is across Centre Street from the Market Place at 11 South Seventh Street. I highly recommend the calamari.
Can’t wait until Saturday for your ice cream sandwiches? A few local restaurants sell EPIC Creamery’s delicious sweet treat such at Tasty’s, Halftime Sports Pub, and Pi Infinite Combinations in historic Fernandina Beach.
Great Harvest Bread Company is an extremely popular farmers market vendor and they can be found at their storefront at 11526 Lake Mead Road in Jacksonville. They are at exit 54; Great Harvest is on the other side of I-295 from IKEA.
Another vendor who owns a popular food truck is the African Love Kitchen. Not only are they available in the farmers market every Saturday, but they can also be found at the St. Augustine Pier on Wednesday mornings, and the University of St. Augustine (behind the hospital) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
February 24th will also see the return of the Fernandina Beach Arts Market, located adjacent to the farmers market. Here you will find several arts and craft vendors like fine jewelry, turned wood crafts, paintings, canvas art, purses, handbags, quilts, soaps, stained glass, wind chimes and more.
A new singer/songwriter of Americana music (bluegrass, folk) will be performing at the Market Place this Saturday. Laura Cramblet, originally from West Virginia, performs her original music in all parts of the country. Her songs and lyrics are both poignant and heartfelt. Her voice is warm and soothing while her guitar and hammered dulcimer playing are noteworthy. We are excited to have Laura at the markets this weekend and her music can also be heard on Spotify, Jango and other streaming stations.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is located on North Seventh Street in historic Fernandina. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., both markets will be open rain or shine. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.