October at the Farmers Market Celebrates a Variety of Causes


Hydroponic lettuce grown by Bacons Select Produce
Autumn is a busy season and October traditionally kicks-off the start of the holiday season, but did you know there are a number of October specialties that are recognized and/or celebrated at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market?

October is best known for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which several of our vendors recognize with pink decorations. One of our most popular vendors, Me, Myself and Pies, has gone all out with pink ribbons and T-shirts to help raise awareness about breast cancer this October, and they probably didn’t realize October is also Mom and Apple Pie Month.

Other vendors may observe additional October festivities such as our weekly vendors, Chesser Seafood and Upstream Salmon, who may celebrate National Seafood Month. Perhaps Cabbage Creek Farm recognizes National Spinach-Lovers’ Month as their greens are just beginning to come to harvest.

You will find that Amelia Pasta is fully stocked in honor of National Pasta Month, and three of our vendors, including Natural Springs Dairy, carry farm fresh yard eggs in honor of Better Breakfast Month.

Check out Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop, Maria’s Bakery, or Topsy Toffee to see what they have on display for National Dessert Month this October, and perhaps our most widely celebrated booths would be our fresh produce farmers like Boatright Family Farms, Kings Kountry Produce, and Bacons Select Produce who collectively sell just about everything you could need to celebrate National Vegetarian Awareness Month.

However, YOU don’t need a holiday or a special reason to visit the farmers market, because our vendors are always thrilled when you share your Saturday morning with us, and your well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to come along, too.

Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., every Saturday, rain or shine. The Fernandina Beach Market Place is located on North Seventh Street, between Alachua and Centre Streets, on Amelia Island.