Lemonade Returns


Lemonade is returning to the downtown farmers market April 10th!

The farmers market also offers seasonal produce, fresh baked breads, including gluten-free and vegan, elderberry syrup, hand-crafted soaps and lotions, and this week we are welcoming back Natural Insect Spray. There will be booths with hot sauces, rubs, sauces, and dips. Other tents will be selling beef, pork, and chicken, wild caught shrimp, and Alaskan salmon and scallops. Still other vendors will be displaying their homemade cheese straws, dog treats, and granolas. The spring weather tempts us outdoors and we have plenty of plants, flowering baskets, and orchids for sale at the farmers market, too.

Over in the Fernandina Beach Arts Market you will find nearly 30 booths of art, glassware, paintings, apparel, jewelry, chimes, woodworking and more. Ocala Country Ventures sells horse hair jewelry and handbags made from cowboy boots, The Collar Cottage sells dog collars and leashes, and Sew What? has women and children’s fashion apparel. This week we are featuring Author Steve Gibbs who has just published his eighth novel.

“My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean” is a romance-adventure involving bachelor sailor Captain Lester Moore and Bonnie, a spoiled, drop-dead gorgeous blonde. When she tells Moore she is pregnant, he panics and, with his best friend who is in debt to a local mobster up to his ears, they plan an escape. But their fishing expedition goes awry as their boat is capsized and they find themselves adrift in the ocean. Moore’s predicament gives him time to think about his life. At the same time circumstances prompt Bonnie to re-evaluate hers. Gibbs is the author of five Java Adventures that include a true smuggling adventure; a story about three young people trapped in a flooding house during Hurricane Irma; an old man’s journey in an attempt to make sense of his life after losing his wife of 40 years, and Bonnie. Gibbs is from Key Largo where his early adventure novels take place. He and his wife Jane moved permanently to Fernandina Beach in May, 2019. He may be reached at gibbsail43@gmail.com.

Also joining us in the Market Place Saturday is our Booth With a Cause, Amelia Forever. In Nassau County, only 7% of the county’s land has been preserved for conservation. The average Florida county is 29%. In 2019, the Amelia Forever Campaign Committee was formed to launch a fundraising and marketing initiative to preserve lands in need of protection.

Live music will be provided by Light the Moon, and the publishers of Edibles Magazine will be onsite with current and back issues of their Northeast Florida foodie magazine.