The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open on May 19, 2018. Located on North Seventh Street, between Alachua and Centre Streets, in historic Fernandina Beach, this is a rain or shine, outdoor farmers market that offers over 40 booths of fresh baked breads, seasonal produce, and other artisian foods sold by the growers and producers.
Highlighted this week are the hand crafted ice cream sandwiches from Epic (AKA Sugar Flour Pastries) that are available in Key Lime Pie, Chocolate on Chocolate, or Local Expresso. Local Expresso won the 2018 Desserts of Amelia and is flavored with local distillary Marlin and Barrell’s vanilla expresso rum. Many of their flavors are now available in cups, too. Pairing Epic’s ice cream with Lady Bug Jams and Jellies makes sense with their new Brownie Jam. This delicious and unusual jam is made from chocolate, cherries, and real hazelnuts.
Looking for something healthier? Grow your own fresh vegetables from Seven Trees Nursery. This week they will be bringing a variety of tomato plants, peppers and other seasonal vegetables. Galbreath Farms is returning with their fresh basil plants, and Robert is bringing a beautiful selection of landscaping plants.
Rose’s An Unbelievable Egg Roll returns to the Market Place this week as well as Steephill Vermont Syrup. This will be the last opportunity this season to get authentic syrup at the farmers market until fall.
There is a new vendor coming to the Market Place on Saturday, Tea Nation. They will have a variety of hand crafted tea flavors available.
Music this week is provided by Jenn Burns Staples, and our Booth With a Cause is Starting Point. Starting Point is a not-for-profit, private agency that promotes emotional wellness through psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services and community education and awareness.
The market is open rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., every Saturday of the year.