Are you looking for some fabulous football foods to bring to playoff game parties? Well, the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market is your one stop shop for dishes to set out such as flavorful breads from Rudy with Maria’s Bakery paired with spices and oils from Dips 2 Go. Try melting one of Natural Springs farmstead cheeses over organic sourdough slices from Alex’s Russian Bakery, or imagine how tasty a sweet slice of Rosa’s Puerto Rican corn bread would go along with a bowl of hot chili?
Now that vacations are over, the children have returned to school and all of those tasty holiday leftovers have been finished, it is time to stock up on your weekly needs of fresh seasonal produce, delightful artisan breads and those amazing treats for the remaining football games of the season.
Need to bring a dish? You’ll find flavorful jams and jellies with sweet and hot flavors that sit nicely on your taste buds when paired with a horseradish goat cheese and a Ritz cracker.
Beef jerky from Wooks makes a perfect appetizing nugget for your guests in hickory, spicy Cajun, black pepper or teriyaki flavors.
Another crowd pleasing favorite is pimento cheese from Lulu’s at the Thompson House. Melanie lets you taste this in either plain or spicy flavors at the farmers market each week paired with a crisp wafer. For a twist of flavors, try this wonderful cheese dip with pretzel rods or for a tasty cheese explosion try dipping a nacho cheese flavored Dorito into the spicy flavored cheese. WARNING: that is an overdose of cheese flavors!
One of the most popular items I am asked to bring to parties or to serve up at home are the cupcakes from Short and Sweet. Available in an assortment pack of 12 flavors, these little temptations are always a hit and at only 50 calories a piece, they are a guilt-free indulgence! They are also now available gluten-free!
During our January 18th Market Place, music will be provided by Bruce Beville and this Saturday is the very first art showing of Dr. Jesse Greenblum’s oil and acrylic paintings at the Seventh Street Gallery. These Impressionistic-like renderings are reminiscent of Monet and Cezanne. The Gallery is located just across Centre Street and is open during the hours of our Fernandina Beach farmers’ market.
The Market Place is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on N. 7th Street in historic, downtown district of scenic Amelia Island. For more information, please find us on facebook, or call (904) 557-8229.