July 5th at the Farmers Market 2014


July 5th at the Farmers Market 2014The farmers’ market will be open on Saturday July 5, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, on N. 7th Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach.

We have over 40 vendors who come to Amelia Island to share their special products with you. You will always find the seasonal produce you’d expect to find, but if you stroll a little slower through the market you may find a new favorite treat or sample something new.

Joy Shepperd and her sons grow hot peppers on their Callahan, Florida farm. Joy then turns the peppers into marvelous jellies, crushed peppers and pepper flavored vinegars. Imagine jellied combinations like habanero and peach, mango and jalapeno, or kiwi and cayenne. Hot pepper flavors are now available as crushed peppers or vinegars that will wake up your taste buds!

New to the market is Jay’s Market Place. Denise brings jars of olive salad made from green Italian olives with an assortment of chopped vegetables blended with olive oil. Perfect for a Muffuletta sandwich!

Alex’s Russian Bakery has changed his name to Ribault Bakery. This is fresh baked, organic sourdough bread, and now Alex is baking plain and chocolate croissants, too. This is indeed one of our local resident’s favorite booths.

The Florida Georgia Blood Alliance and the Fernandina Pirates will be at the market if you want to donate blood, and if you don’t? Well, those Pirates may spill a pint for you.

Music will be provided by Nassau County singer and guitarist, Hambone, who comes to the Market Place nearly every Saturday to help his mother, Joy Shepperd, with her hot pepper jelly booth mentioned earlier.

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.