Fall is in the air and that means it is “Pumpkin Season” at the farmers market. October brings many fun events to historic Fernandina Beach such as Sounds on Centre, the Amelia Cruizers Car Show, Trick or Treating, and the Georgia-Florida Weekend festivities. One thing you can look forward to, no matter the weekend, is October always promises some delightfully pumpkin dishes at the Fernandina Beach Market Place.
A staple found in Dee’s Something Good booth is her homemade, gluten-free pumpkin breads, available plain or with chocolate chips. Bottega’s Catering by Liz is preparing curry pumpkin chicken and pumpkin ravioli for “Pumpkin Season” at the farmers market.
Bark n Bake offers healthy, preservative free, all natural treats for dogs. They make pumpkin latte dog treats because pumpkin is low in calories, loaded with Vitamin A and a good source of iron and Vitamins C, K and E. High in fiber, it acts as a natural digestive aid.
Ally creates pumpkin scented soy candles that look and smell like mini pumpkin pies and Lady Bug Gourmet has pumpkin butter, as well as other popular holiday fillings such as caramel apple, cherry, peach, and lemon curd.
Me, Myself, and Pies are bringing back the Holiday Pop-Up Pie Shop. Pre-order your Thanksgiving pies before November 11th and your nine-inch sweet or savory pies will be delivered fresh on November 21st and 22nd, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Pumpkin Patch turned Christmas Tree lot on S. 14th Street.
Great Harvest tempts you to indulge in the sweet, scrumptious taste of their heavenly teacake loaves. Baked from scratch daily in flavors like Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Banana Walnut, Apple Spice, and more; these are so good, you’ll be eating yours before you get them home.
Looking to use your own recipe with fresh pumpkin? Check out King’s Kountry Produce for their small, sweet pie pumpkins – a must have for those delicious family dishes.
We hope you will join us in welcoming autumn to the farmers market this Saturday, on North Seventh Street, downtown Amelia Island. The Market Place is open rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and your well-behaved, leashed pets are always welcome.
Music will be provided by Larry Lemeir and Relay For Life will be on hand to tell you more about their October 14th event, Carnival for a Cure, to fight cancer.
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