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congaree-and-penn-fernandina-market-placeThis is the LAST Farmers Market until after the Shrimp Festival! …and it’s an Arts Market, too!!!

Join the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market for one spectacular Saturday in historic Fernandina Beach. This is the last farmers market until May 7, 2016, so if you need to stock up be sure to arrive early for the best selection.

Both markets will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and both markets will be full of your favorites, and a couple of new vendors, too.

Located on North Seventh Street, the farmers market invites you to come meet one of our newest vendors, Martha of TigreBrew Kombucha. Martha makes homemade (fermented) kombucha, a ancient, naturally flavored soda that is full of live probiotic bacteria and vitamin Bs. She will be there to answer your questions and you can sample a variety of the flavors she brings to the farmers market.

A first time vendor debuting with us on April 23rd is Congaree and Penn. This Jacksonville farm is known for their rice. They have four acres of Japanese style rice paddies and will be introducing Fernandina Beach to their tasty Jupiter Brown, Middlins, Jupiter Grits, Purple Rice Grits, and Jupiter Fish Fry. They will also be bringing their seasonal shrub products including strawberry-keylime, which is in season now. Shrubs sodas are an interesting blend of fruit, sugar and vinegar, a method used long ago, to preserve fruits long after the harvest. I’m not sure what they will taste like, but for $1.00 a sample, I’ll give it a try.

stained-glass-amelia-islandAdjacent to the farmers market, is the Arts Market. Open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, this Saturday will see a market full of vendors with the actual artists and craftsman standing in these booths. Come meet Jerry and Billie, our newest stained glass vendor who specialize in custom orders and repairs. You will find Kangee Graham offering her wooden bowls and oyster shell candle holders, as well as Beauti-bows and More who carry a delightful assortment of bows, tutus, ornamental wreaths, and, well… “more”.

Open rain or shine, join us for a fantastic morning of fellowship, shopping, and fabulous music by the talented Nora Ricci. Bring your family, a lawn chair or blanket, and plan to spend a few moments under the shade of the Spanish moss draped oak and cedar trees you will find in historic Fernandina Beach.

Please remember, there will be no farmers market on April 30, 2016, due to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

For more information, please visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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