Spring is in Bloom


The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring a wonderful variety of homemade, handcrafted, homegrown, and artistically produced edibles, plants, lotions, balms, candles, and soaps.

Ina and the Dutchman are bringing passion flower vines in blue and lavender to their Seven Trees booth this week, as well as a beautiful display of blooming baskets of multi-colored purslane. They also have a limited quantity of small vegetable plants for your container or backyard gardens.

We are welcoming B & D hot sauce back to the farmers market. These sauces and mash are made from tasty Bahemian bird peppers that are grown right here in North Florida. Lizzie’s Cheese Straws is also back at the Market Place this Saturday, as well as Fulford Gardens, our new vendor who makes beeswax food wraps.

In addition to their sock-eye salmon, fresh salmon dip, and Alaskan sea scallops, Upstream Seafood will also be bringing king crab legs this Saturday. Don’t forget to pre-order your shrimp from Chesser Seafood. Even though they brought 400 pounds last Saturday, they still sold out of fresh, wild caught shrimp. The Chessers are featured in this month’s edition of the Edible Magazine, available for free at the farmers market’s management booth.

Speaking of shrimp, Shrimping Eco Tours begin this month with an interactive cruise led by Amelia River Cruise’s marine biologist, Christina. This is a seasonal summer offering and their newest team member, Melanie, will have a booth at the farmer’s market to answer your questions about this interactive exploration of Tiger Basin in which their guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. Historically developed in Fernandina, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today.

The farmers market is located in historic, Fernandina Beach, on North Seventh Street, between Center and Alachua Streets. The market is open year ’round, rain or shine.