The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open Saturday, January 17, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on North Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina’s historic district. If your New Year’s resolution was to eat clean or lose weight, this will be a great day to come and shop for seasonal produce. Four farmers bring a nice variety of freshly harvested fruits, nuts, beans, and vegetables that will help you reach your goals.
Boatright Family Farms is from South Georgia and they bring cabbage, peas and beans, squash, zucchini, onions, and more. Cabbage Creek Farm, from Nassau County, Florida, are growing salad greens, spinach, kale and other greens. King’s Kountry Produce sets up two booths with their farm fresh strawberries, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and other Florida grown winter vegetables. Bacon’s Select Produce grow lettuce, kale and cucumbers in their Jacksonville greenhouses. They sell their green and red butter head lettuce with the roots still attached providing a longer shelf life.
Upstream Seafood sets up a deep freezer with Alaskan salmon, delicious scallops, and an amazing smoked salmon dip. Chesser Seafood operate a small shrimp boat out of Mayport, Florida, and they sell out of their large shrimp every week. Many of these vendors will sell out of their products, but you can place pre-orders with them to make sure you don’t miss out.
Other great vendors returning this week include Me, Myself and Pies, Lizzie’s Cheese Straws, Golden Olive Press, and JD Beef will have a fresh supply of pork in stock, too.
The Arts Market, located adjacent to the Market Place, will have nearly 20 booths of handcrafted furniture, woodworking, apparel, fine and whimsical jewelry, paintings, pottery, glassware, and more.
Volunteers will be on hand at our Booth With a Cause to answer your questions and show you the exciting line up of authors they have planned for the 17th Annual Amelia Island Book Festival being held February 15 – 17, 2018. This event promotes literacy by celebrating the joys of reading and writing.
Both markets are open rain or shine, and your well-behaved, leashed pets are always welcomed.