It’s a Hard Life for Farmers in the Summer


Open Saturday, July 28th, is the Fernandina Beach Market Place and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market. Located on North Seventh Street in historic Fernandina, both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. We think our farmers market is as sweet as Tupelo honey and our vendor, Cross Creek Honey, says it is one of their most popular flavors. Available in small, large, and a sample size jar, you can now take home a little or a lot. They also have soaps, lip balm and shaped, beeswax candles. All flavors are available to sample.

Summertime, and the living is easy on Amelia Island, but not so much for Ava and Nokoa who work hard at their Nassau County Cabbage Creek Farm. This young family is currently producing slow-growing, summertime vegetables and plenty of fresh cut flowers. Look for an increasing supply of winter and spaghetti squash, eggplants, cucumbers, and watermelons in their booth over the next few weeks. Logan’s microgreens joins us at the Market Place twice per month and they are returning this week. Nutrient rich, baby vegetables add flavor and color to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Usually available in spinach, pea, and mustards, stop by and see if you can guess the flavor when you sample a taste.

The Arts Market will have over 25 booths of hand made art, jewelry, handbags, leather works, crafts, wooden signs, furniture and more. We invite you to come out and meet Carly Cappelluzzo; she owns Kai Indie Jewelry. An avid surfer and lover of all things of the ocean, she carries hand crafted, ocean inspired gemstones, turquoise, and sharks teeth jewelry set in sterling sliver or 14K gold filled silversmithed settings. They also carry the popular “wave” design in rings, cuffs, and bracelets.

Jay-Paul, of Thibault Glass, designs and creates hand blown glass bowls, floppy bowls, and vases. He offers custom work, round and flat ornaments, and fused glass jewelry. Also featured this week is Amelia Island Julz. Jules believes saltwater cures anything, whether it be sweat, tears, or the sea. She donates 10% of all of her sales to Florida’s land and sea conservation projects. Her items are hand selected and hand stamped. She has beach themed jewelry and macrame like her “one drop” seashell necklace collection, whelk and conch plant hangers, bracelets, and more.

Learn more about either market on the world wide web, facebook, or just come to the markets and see for yourself. We may be the friendliest farmers market in Florida.