New Year’s Resolutions Find Help at Fernandina Farmers Market


The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open rain or shine, on North Seventh Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach on January 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Most of our regular vendors are returning from the Christmas vacation this Saturday but featured this week are the vendors who are most likely to help you with your New Year’s resolutions. Are you looking for healthier dining options? J.D. Beef offers hormone and antibiotic free beef that is grass fed and grass finished. All About U.S. offers wild caught Alaskan salmon and you can find local, wild caught shrimp at Chesser Seafood. All three of these booths can be found each week at the farmers market.

Fresh produce is always available from our weekly produce vendors like King’s Kountry Produce, Boatright Farms, Cabbage Creek Farm, and Bacon’s Select Produce.

Going gluten free? Check out what Dee has available at her booth named Something Good. Honey is a great substitute for sugar and Cross Creek Honey offers a nice variety of honeys all found within the St. John’s Water Management District.

Olive My Pickle brings barrels and barrels of naturally fermented pickles and other deli favorites, and Veggie Confetti has micro greens including do it yourself kits so you can grow them at home.

Looking to add a little exercise to your new year? Walk from North Seventh Street to the waterfront and back each Saturday when you visit the farmers market. Or, if you would rather stay close, join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays when we also have the Arts Market. Making five laps through both markets is about one mile and if you can shop while you exercise, well, it doesn’t get much better than that!

We hope you will join us this and every Saturday under the Spanish moss draped oak and cedar trees of old Florida, for a morning of fellowship and live entertainment. This week the popular Jim Barcaro will be playing for tips, and his is an act you don’t want to miss.