October 6, 2018, is the first Saturday of the month and that means the farmers market on North Seventh Street will be open in historic Fernandina Beach. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine, this outdoor market is an intimate gathering place for the community where you can shop for fresh produce, listen to great music, and catch up with old friends. Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn and enjoy an ice cream from EPIC creamery, or a fresh chocolate chip cookie from Rudy’s Bakery.
Our gluten-free vendor, Something Good, has returned to the Fernandina Beach Market Place and will be attending on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Jay’s Marketplace is back with their delicious chopped olive salad, and Logan’s Microgreens will be back with nutrient packed greens. Upstream Seafood is now bringing Alaskan halibut to the farmers market. Packaged in single portions, this halibut is cleaned and frozen on the boat. These three vendors will be joined by nearly 30 additional natural or food vendors including honey, shrimp, beef, seasonal produce, desserts, dips, sauces, plants, flowers, and more.
Music this week is provided by Colored Sound. This local band is made up of Thaxton Rowe, Andrew Haynes, and Michael Hawthore II and they play a nice variety of rock and funk jams. This week’s Booth With a Cause will be Relay For Life. They are on hand to answer your questions about the upcoming Relay event being held at Fernandina Beach High School on October 20, 2018.