The farmers market in historic Fernandina Beach being held on August 29th is shaping up to be one fantastic morning! Customer favorite’s such as Olive My Pickle, Joy of Garlic, King’s Kountry Produce, Cross Creek Honey, and Great Harvest Bread Company will be joined by our newest vendor, Bottego by Liz Grenamyer. Catering by Liz is a full service catering company voted “Best Caterer in Jacksonville” by Jacksonville Magazine for two years in a row and Bottega will be joining us weekly at the Fernandina Beach Market Place. Food enthusiasts and convenience seekers alike now have the opportunity to buy Liz’s delicious creations at the market, to be enjoyed at home. Available will be a selection of prepared entrees, sides and desserts, in oven and microwave safe containers. Heating instructions and ingredients are on the label.
Besides bringing your favorite re-useable shopping bag, we encourage you to bring a small or rolling cooler so you can linger longer. The kids are back in school and the weather should be a little cooler this week as we say, “Goodbye” to August. This is a great opportunity to relax your pace and listen to the music, pet the live goat at White Hawk Farm’s booth, or simply catch up with your friends and neighbors at this family friendly event.
This week’s “Booth with a Cause” is represented by the Fernandina Beach High School Men’s Soccer Team who will be promoting their First Annual Pirate Soccer Golf Tournament. This all ages event is open to anyone who would like to attempt kicking a soccer ball into 21-inch diameter cups at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course.
One of Fernandina’s newest businesses, Crafty Kids Amelia Island, will be at the farmers’ market offering a free activity for our youngest patrons. This new, hands-on studio permits kids to express themselves through a variety of mediums. Projects are daily or weekly, and they have an outdoor movie and craft night, so be sure to stop by their booth to create a quick and crafty project.
Live musical entertainment this week is provided by Jennifer Burns, who incorporates elements of rock, blues and folk into her shows and is often compared to a young Bonnie Raitt.
Our growers, farmers and producers don’t carry a lot of cash to the market, so please remember to bring small bills with you while you shop over 35 booths of seasonal produce, freshly baked breads, and other delicious delicacies.
Located between Alachua and Centre Streets, on North Seventh, we are open every Saturday of the year, rain or shine, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.