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Thanksgiving Shopping at the Farmers Market

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The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open on November 18, 2017, and this will be your last opportunity to shop for fresh seasonal produce and other delicious artisan foods before the Thanksgiving holiday. No matter what your traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu looks like, a trip to the farmers market will help you cross off a lot of your shopping list.

Begin the feast with wonderful appetizers like spicy pimento cheese dip from Lulu’s at the Thompson House, or try a sweet, spicy, or savory dip mix from Simply Savory Gourmet.

Are you in charge of the green bean casserole or the mashed potatoes? Perhaps you are bringing the sweet potatoes or the succotash? You will find the vegetables you need from our friendly farmers like Boatright Farms, Kings Kountry Produce, Cabbage Creek Farm, and Bacons Select Produce.

Not a turkey lover, no problem, just swing by JD Beef’s booth for grass fed cuts, or pick up Upstream Seafood’s frozen scallops, sockeye salmon, smoked king salmon, or smoked salmon dip. Don’t forget to pre-order your fresh shrimp from Chesser Seafood at (904) 509-3337. They will sell out, after all, Fernandina Beach is the “Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry.”

Cohen Pecans will be returning to the Market Place, and Sugar Flour Pastries have their handcrafted, gourmet ice cream sandwiches. After dessert, consider a nightcap from Campcraft Cocktails, they have expanded their product line with the introduction of a their new pineapple-jalapeno-margarita flavor. You will even find something special for the dogs at the Bark-N-Bake booth.

Jim Barcaro will be providing live music, and your well-behaved, leashed pets are always welcome. The farmers market is located on North Seventh Street, between Centre and Alachua Streets, and is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.

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