Farmers Market Offers International Delights


Farmers Market Offers International DelightsImage courtesy of Helmut Albrecht

Nos encanta mercado de agricultores!

We love the vendors and customers of our farmers’ market in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach! This week we are celebrating just some of the exciting international flavors you will find this, and every week, on N. 7th Street.

Rose from An Un-believable Egg Roll returns for the last Saturday of the month with authentic, Vietnamese egg and shrimp rolls.

Olive Affairs is “Creating tomorrow’s culinary traditions – today” with their popular three-in-one Tomato Bisque Soup.

    1. Heated through, bisque is a creamy and comforting soup of French origin.
    2. Serve this chilled and you are treating yourself to Gazpacho, a traditionally Spanish soup served mostly during the summer.
    3. Reduce for a southern Italian favorite, a marinara sauce.

For a complete meal, simply spoon this delicious Italiano staple over the homemade pasta from Bresko’s, one of the market’s newest products. Compliment the meal with a fresh tossed salad using a variety of lettuces and fresh produce from the local farmers you have grown to know and love. Set one of Rudy’s fabulous garlic sticks from Maria’s Bakery on your plate, and finish with a slice of Karen’s Apple Pie or a 50 calorie cupcake from Short and Sweet!

My Personal Chef menu for 02-23-13
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The Fernandina Beach Market Place is not forgetting about man’s best friend on February 23, either, because believe it or not, this is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – really! Let your dog celebrate with something special from Taylor’s Treats. She sells organic, canine cookies dogs drool over.

Live music will be provided by We Be Jammin’, a group of local musicians who play unplugged. Enjoy Bruce Beville (guitar, vocal, bass), Dan Dubberly (Bass, banjo, guitar), John Allen (6 and 8 string dobro and slide, bass) and Bruce Thomas (mandolin, guitar) in their first public performance together.

If the farmers’ market and live music don’t get you downtown on Saturday morning, come donate blood with the Fernandina Pirates at the Georgia Florida Blood Alliance’s Blood Mobile located within the Market Place. Also this Saturday you can enjoy the artists on display at The Seventh Street Gallery. They are open during Market Place hours this Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.