June 10th – The Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open this Saturday, June 10, 2017, adjacent to the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market located on North Seventh Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. Gather up the kids, the neighbors, and the dog, for a pleasant morning in the fresh air and sunshine at these outdoor markets where artists, producers, farmers, and craftsmen, come together to show off their hand-crafted, homemade, and homegrown delights.
Summer is on the horizon and that signals a change of the locally grown produce here in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Boatright Family Farms will be bringing a wide variety of peas such as purple hulls (also known as pink eyes), zipper cream, and white acres. They will also be harvesting speckled and green butter beans, pickling cucumbers, okra, and watermelon. Cabbage Creek Farm is located in Nassau County and they are now bringing cut sunflowers, zinnias, and large marigolds. You will also find winter, Patty pan, and crooked neck squash, Middle Eastern zucchini, basil, and kale in their booth. Bacons Select Produce continues to grow cucumbers, kale, and red and green butter head lettuces in their family’s greenhouses, and they are happy to announce that they now accept debit and credit cards at the farmers market.
This week’s music is provided by Dennis Fermin, and Barnabas’ New To You retail store will be joining us as our Booth With a Cause. Located at the corner of Jasmine and 14th Streets in Fernandina Beach, they will be at the farmers market to recruit volunteers for the store, display their clothing and housewares, and invite you to sign up to win a drawing for a gift certificate to the store.
If you have a talent for handcrafted arts or crafts, please visit FernandinaBeachArtsMarket.com for more information. Both the arts and farmers markets are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.