Spring is in the Air


Spring is in the air and the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is the place to be on a Saturday morning for seasonal produce such as the sweet Vidalia salad onions you will find from Georgia farmers Al and Anna Boatright, or the freshly harvested strawberries Jane and Tommy King bring to Amelia Island from their King’s Kountry Produce Farm in Starke, Florida.

Nassau County farmers Ava and Nakoa operate Cabbage Creek Farm and bring a wide variety of seasonal greens and root vegetables like collards, chard, arugula, carrots, radish, and Asian turnips. As the weather begins to warm look for them to stock more broccoli and beautifully cut, fresh sunflowers.

This week, Joy of Garlic is introducing new flavors to their existing line up of garlic sauces, dips, and spreads. Look for chipotle garlic spread, garlic chipotle bacon dip, or their sun dried tomato spread. One of their most popular new flavors is their cocktail sauce. Made from their popular marinara sauce instead of ketchup, their gourmet cocktail sauce is low sodium, sugar free, and absolutely delicious.

Lemon Sensations, a lemonade stand operated by Joe and Elizabeth Lee, sells freshly squeezed, 32 ounce cups of delicious lemonade in original, strawberry or the brand new and seasonal fresh blueberry flavor. They are also a great booth to visit for a $2.00 cup of coffee.

Lizzie’s Cheese Straws, Bark N Bake, Topsy Toffee, and Me, Myself and Pies are all returning to the farmers market this Saturday, and the Arts Market will be open, too, with sewing vendors, jewelry makers, painters, wood workers, fine artists, and more!

Alain Le Lait will be strumming classic rock favorites while you peruse over 60 tents of locally grown, freshly harvested, hand-crafted, or homemade products. Our “Booth With a Cause” is the new Celebration Amelia. Opening this Sunday, Celebration Amelia is located in downtown Fernandina and they will be on hand to answer your questions, offer free face-painting for the kids, and invite you to experience a God first lifestyle.

Both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and booths are set up along North Seventh Street  between Centre and Alachua Streets, and the adjacent parking lot.