School’s Our for Summer


The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is a great stop to find farm fresh ingredients for quick, easy, and healthy summer meals for the entire family.

With the kids just out of school for the season, breakfast is quick and easy with farm fresh yard eggs from Boatright farms. Pair that with a slice of toasted, multi-grain bread from Rudy’s family at Farar’s Bakery, and add a small bowl of yogurt from A Natural Springs Dairy topped with fresh berries from King’s Kountry Produce to get your day off to a great start.

Keep lunch light and easy with wonderful salads that start with greenhouse grown lettuces and kale from Bacon’s Select Farm, or the salad mixes from Nokoa and Ava at Cabbage Creek’s booth. If you prefer fruit salads, melons and berries are all coming into season.

Dinners in the summer are delightful when you fire up the grill and cook your choice of grass fed, grass finished beef from JD Beef. I like to skewer chunks of onions, peppers, pineapple, and grape tomatoes with some local shrimp from Chesser’s Seafood for tasty shrimp kabobs, but perhaps you’d rather see a salmon filet or large scallops from Upstream Seafood on your grill.

No matter what you are looking to cook up this summer, you will likely find fresh options for your shopping list at the farmers market in downtown, historic Fernandina Beach.

The Market Place is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on North Seventh Street. Jen Burns is providing this week’s musical entertainment, and our spotlight on local business includes The Island Hopper. This is a public bus service providing regularly-scheduled public transportation for anyone who wants to get around safely, comfortably and cheaply. The bus makes six “loops” around the northern half of Amelia Island, be sure to stop by their booth this Saturday to learn more.

We are a rain or shine market, and your well behaved leashed pets are welcome to join you.