How Far Does Your Food Travel?


How Far Does Your Food Travel?It has been said, “In the United States, food travels an average of 1,500 miles to get from the farmer to your kitchen table,” but not in Fernandina Beach on Saturday mornings! The Fernandina Beach Market Place unites farmers, chefs, craftsman and other producers of organic and natural products with both residents and visitors in our lovely community.

Fans of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produce gather to shop for baked delicacies and savory spreads while sharing cooking tips, recipes and even pictures of their grandchildren with their family, friends and neighbors, all in this open-air market under the aging oak trees of N. 7th Street. The sincere, heartfelt dedication and passion that these vendors put into their individual specialties, is displayed week after week, and March is certainly no exception.

REAL Soda JelliesMarch greets Floridians with dreams of spring break and mini vacations, and you should let My Personal Chef’s prepared, frozen meals, soups, and appetizers provide you with a vacation from cooking.

There will be nearly 40 vendors at the market this week including Aniko; she is returning with her Hungarian Poppyseed and Hazelnut Rolls. Doug is bringing his Wild Alaska Salmon, Tommy King has returned with Kings Kountry Produce from Starke, Florida, and premiering at the Market Place this week is Alex’s Russian Bakery with European favorites including a sour dough rye bread.

Our featured non-profit of the week will be the Amelia Community Theatre, featuring the upcoming revue “Broadway Our Way.” Come catch a preview of this musical showcasing songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and more. The complete show boasts a cast of 40 singers, ranging in age from 10 to 80, and will open in mid-March.

For more information find us on facebook or call (904) 557-8229.