Open rain or shine, every Saturday of the year becomes a community event where an average of 30 food vendors join us for a family-friendly morning. Just one visit and you will know why local residents and regional visitors come to the farmers’ market in historic Fernandina Beach. Some people come to indulge in the sinfully tempting treats while others enjoy the fresh and healthy food choices, either way almost everyone loves our amazing atmosphere full of smiling faces and hearty laughter. There is no doubt this small community loves their local farmers market!
One of our newest vendors is All About U.S. Wild Alaska Salmon. No stranger to Amelia Island, this company brings wild sockeye salmon, Alaska weathervane scallops and smoked salmon to the Market Place. You’ll find no antibiotics, high levels of PCBs, added pigment, or growth hormones in their Sockeye fillets. They are wild, all natural and pure.
Ribault Bakery, formerly known as Alex’s Russian Bakery, still has Alex at the helm and he has recently invested in re-branding his growing bakery with a new home located in the artsy Riverside area of Jacksonville. Alex bakes white and whole wheat loaves of organic, sourdough breads that have recently received the Slow Food First Coast’s Snail of Approval. This program recognizes artisans with products that contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply of the First Coast region of Florida. Part of their mission is to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system by reconnecting Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food.
Cross Creek Honey is another weekly vendor at the Market Place recognized with the Snail of Approval. This family partnership has seasonal honey flavors like Orange Blossom, Tupelo, Gallberry, Palmettow, Wildflower and Florida Everglades. Beeswax Candles have been used for hundreds of years and have a symbolic relationship to the Roman Catholic Church. Candles that are at least 51% beeswax are still used in some churches. The wax serves as a symbol of purity and the Virgin Mary because of its origin from the worker honey bee. Cross Creek also brings bath treats made with all natural ingredients. Honey helps the skin retain moisture and has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years.
Join these and other vendors for a truly remarkable, farmers’ market experience.
Our July 26th market will also include an introduction to one of Fernandina’s newest, tradition brick and mortar businesses, Five Star Quick Lube located 1695 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Opening soon, Five Star has one objective – to deliver an Oil Change and Lube for a fair price without “up-selling” additional services. They offer Castrol products exclusively: GTX, High Mileage Formulas and Synthetics to meet your domestic or most exotic needs. With oil changes starting at $26.95 every day, you can expect a competitive price no matter what you drive. They also offer a clean restroom and free Wi-fi while you wait. Locally owned and operated, they look forward to serving you. Come welcome them at the farmers market to learn more and pick up a discount coupon for your next oil change.
There may be some confusion in the name of our Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market as it was originally known as the Amelia Island Market Place, but the one sure-fire way to know you are reading about our market is location, location, location. We are the ONLY farmers market located in the downtown district of Amelia Island and we hope to see you this coming Saturday!
Do you have a product, business or a non-profit organization you’d like to see featured at the farmers’ market? Give us a call at (904) 557-8229, find us on facebook, or better yet find Market Manager Judie Mackie at the farmers’ market to learn more.
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