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Farmers Market for May 31, 2014

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Farmers Market for May 31, 2014It is salad season in the Southeast and many folks are thinking about squeezing into their bathing suits and hitting the surf and sand; salads are a great way to look and feel great for summer.

At the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market there are several produce vendors that offer everything you need for a delicious and healthy salad.

Cabbage Creek Farm is located in northwest Nassau County between Cabbage Creek and the St. Mary’s River on beautiful, old pasture land. Farmers Ava and Nikoa want to bring good, local food to our community while enjoying a responsible way to make a living. As a sustainable small farm they use crop rotation, cover crops and green manures, compost and mulch to maintain the health of their soil. They do not use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Spring crops include arugula, carrots, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, salad mix, Swiss chard and more.

Bacon’s Select Produce is a hydroponic family farm located in North Jacksonville. They raise lettuce, seedless cucumbers, specialty greens and herbs for the farmer’s markets they attend. When you buy lettuce with the roots attached, your produce stays fresher, longer when you put it in your crisper drawer at home.

Kings Kountry Produce and Boatright Family Farms both bring a wide variety of produce that are delicious chopped up in a salad like onions and tomatoes, but when you add some of their fresh strawberries or blueberries to your salad, you are creating a whole new experience for your taste buds.

Cross Creek Honey sells delicious honey flavors that are spectacular when drizzled lightly over a fresh Florida salad and Joy of Garlic has introduced a new line of sugar-free salad dressings. These are just some of the nearly 30 vendors you will find in the Fernandina Beach Market Place.

Music this week will be provided by Bruce Beville. The Market Place is located on N. 7th Street, and we are open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, every Saturday, rain or shine.

For more information, please call (904) 557-8229.

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