Step into a world of wholesome goodness as the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market commemorates National Farmers Market Week 2023. The week celebrates a vibrant tribute to the heart of local communities. From August 6th to 12th, 2023, we’re setting the stage to highlight sustainable food systems and community bonds.
Rain or shine, come explore the market on North Seventh Street, spanning from Centre to Alachua Streets. The farmers market is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Immerse yourself in a vibrant array of over 40 natural product and food stalls. In addition, there are another 30 captivating tents showcasing exquisite fine arts and crafts. Check out jewelry, paintings, apparel, home goods, woodworking, pottery, pet accessories, and more. Believe me, a world of creativity awaits!
Say hello to our latest addition, Bob Moore and Beach House Confections! Indulge in delectable oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies. He also has a line of irresistible fudge – Toffee Crunch, Cookies and Cream, Dark Chocolate Walnut, Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate. Extend a warm Fernandina Beach welcome to Bob and savor his mouthwatering treats!
National Farmers Market Week
National Farmers Market Week 2023, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and orchestrated by the Farmers Market Coalition, pays homage to the indispensable role of farmers markets. They’re the heart of local food systems and nurturing communities. For half a century, these markets have shaped how we eat, connect, and grow.
Since its inception in September 2012, Fernandina Beach Market Place boasts over 50 vendors showcasing an array of products. Vendors have seasonal produce, succulent shrimp, dips, sauces, snacks, meats, eggs, desserts, baked goods, plants, and more. This year, the market opens its arms to local non-profits and downtown businesses, uniting the community through shared endeavors. As a beacon of resilience, the farmers market upheld its spirit during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We innovated a temporary drive-thru setup to ensure farmers and shoppers thrived, displaying how we adapt to continue our own mission.
Stay tuned for a whirlwind of activities to come this fall including Hispanic Heritage Month, the Right Whale Festival, and meaningful collaborations with local non-profits await. We’re here to inspire change, one vibrant market day at a time.
Join us every Saturday, rain or shine, at Fernandina Beach Market Place. Catch the Fernandina Beach Arts Market on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, and don’t miss the Wildlight Market Place in Yulee on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Leashed pets are welcome, and we’re thrilled to welcome local charities, downtown businesses, and musicians to our bustling atmosphere.
For more information, swing by our management booth, visit us on Facebook, or explore our website. Let’s celebrate community, culture, and creativity – together, as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2023!