Prepare for Independence Day at the Farmers Market

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The farmers market is a wonderful place to find wholesome foods to serve your family for the Independence Day holiday. Whether you are grilling out over the weekend or plan to celebrate on July 4th, our family of vendors offer an abundance of great ideas.

Check out JD Beef and Steve’s ground beef and grillin’ steaks. All beef is raised without antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. Upstream Seafood is running a sale Saturday on their wild caught King Salmon saving you $2.00 on their one to two pound packages. The shirmp are still running, but the Chessers will sell out before the farmers market closes, so please order aheadd by calling Debbie at (904) 509-3337.

Sonya and Gaia’s Garden will be back this week and she is introducing a new flavor. The “Endurance Mix” to help get you through the summer with coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and pink Hymalayan salt. Lizzie’s Cheese Straws is also returning this week.

We have a new product at the Congaree and Penn booth. They now have cold pressed pecan oil that is light, buttery, and slightly nutty in taste. The pecan oil embodies a delicate flavor and can be used as a base for salad dressings, marinades, or stir fry, or use it as an elegant finishing oil drizzled over a final dish.

Looking for a sweet dessert? Country Popcorn, who will also have their Country Pie Booth set up this Saturday will have good old fashioned apple pies as well as peach, blueberry, and cherry pies in both family and personal sizes.

We’d like you to help us welcome a new vendor to the Market Place, Stacy and Vicky with Sugar Flower Pastries. They will be bringing homemade ice cream sandwiches in chocolate shortbread with chocolate ice cream, and a lemon shortbread cookie with berry swirl in vanilla ice cream sandwiched in the middle. Upcoming flavors will also include reconstructed Key lime pie, and peanut butter bacon pretzel. All ingredients and common allergy information is clearly listed on their packaging. This is nothing like the ice cream you’ll find in a grocery or big box store.

This week’s music will be Zach Barcaro and our Booth with a Cause is Community Hospice. The One Blood bus will be on-site with members of the American Legion accepting blood donations and answering questions. Due to space constraints, this may be the last farmers market we can have the bus join us, so if you’ve been interested but never inquired about blood donations and how you can help save lives. Please stop by their booth space to learn more.

The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday of the year, rain or shine. For more information, please find us on facebook.

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