The Market Place is rapidly growing and encompasses nearly all of North Seventh Street, this week you will find booth after booth of fresh baked breads, seasonal produce, indoor and outdoor plants, and a wide variety of specialty items.
Vendors attending this week’s market include Lulu’s at the Thompson House with their crab cakes and pimento cheese dips, Natural Springs Dairy has artisan, farmstead cheeses including gouda, cheddar, beer washed cheddar, jalapeno cheddar and more. Back from the Strawberry Festival in Starke, Florida is everyone’s favorite strawberry grower, Kings Kountry Produce. In addition to their strawberries and seasonal produce, try Jane’s canned items. She has pickles, chow-show, relish, and other pickled specialties that are delicious.
Two of our newest vendors this week are Good to Go Catering and B & D Sauce, Company. Chef Michael McCarroll has joined the farmers market with his Good to Go catering company. He will be offering tasty, ready to go dishes. Chef Michael has been catering events around our area for over 25 years, and has a fantastic reputation. Popular items you’ll find include his famous Corn and Crab Soup, Seafood Gumbo and Pecan Pralines. Other items include Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, and a Chicken Egg Salad made with their own free range chicken eggs. Other items in the works are Red Beans with Cajun Sausage, Home Made Cracklings, Crawfish Etouffe’e, and a variety of chilled soups as the temperatures rise towards summer.
B & D Sauce, Co is Northeast Florida’s first hot sauce company made with Bahamian Bird Peppers that are locally grown, picked, stirred, and bottled. Their focus in on the flavor, that’s why their motto is, “Not just a hot sauce, a sauce with a kick.” The Bahamian Bird Pepper is a Caribbean pepper that has generally been unsuccessful in commercial cultivation in the United States. B & D has one acre of these small, but fiery little peppers. Stop by their booth and try a sample.
Music this week is provided by Jim Barcaro.
There will be no farmers market on April 30, 2016, due to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.