It will feel like a family reunion on August 18, 2018, at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market with the return of three of our most popular vendors. Lizzie is returning with her delicious Lizzie’s Cheese Straws. A delicate, cracker-like snack available in four delicious flavors. Stop by and taste their parmesan cheddar with oregano and sun dried tomato. This savory straw is made from and Italian inspired blend. They will also have samples of their white cheddar and rosemary, an elegant blend with just a hint of ginger; and their classic cheddar, a rich cheddar cheese flavored straw with a subtle buttery taste and a touch of peppery spice. They will probably sell out of my favorite, cheddar habanero. This is where rich cheddar cheese is combined with habanero and red peppers resulting in a fiery flavor. Lizzie’s Cheese Straws contain no preservatives, hydrogenated oil, or transfat.
Anke is back with Lulu’s at the Thompson House, so stop by and pick up your fresh crab cakes and pimento cheese dips that they have sold at the farmers market for nearly six years. JD Beef is also returning this week with their fresh from the farm cuts of tender and flavorfull beef. No hormones and no antibiotics are ever used with their happy herd of cattle.
Two newer vendors are also returning this Saturday. Hairy Farmpit Girls are returning with goat soaps and body products. They make about 50 pounds of soap every day and this week they’ve made an amazing variety of lavender scented soaps. Ganna’s Pecans, who debuted last week, are adding flavors to their line of pecans. They will also have freshly boiled peanuts, and their pecan oil.
Music will be provided by the toe-tapping and family friendly Bruce Beville and Laid Back Band, and Tyson Graham will be showing off his juggling skills.
The farmers market is located on North Seventh Street, between Centre and Alachua Streets, in historic Fernandina Beach. The market opens at 9:00, but you can now come for breakfast and coffee at 8:00 a.m. and help us welcome back Jack and Diane’s Diner. This long time supporter of the farmers market is now open on Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast and lunch.
The farmers market is open every Saturday of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.