The downtown farmers market, Fernandina Beach Market Place, will be open September 15, 2018. Open rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., this family and pet friendly market will tempt your taste buds with amazing artisan foods and seasonal produce. EPIC Ice Cream is back with hand-crafted ice cream sandwiches and pints available in a variety of delicious flavors. Making an additional September visit is our gluten-free vendor, Something Good. She sold completely out of everything she baked for her last market including sweet breads, cookies, and biscuits. Hairy Farmpit Girls will be back with their natural goatmilk soaps, and Amelia Naturals is now attending every week with her foot reflexology balms and other, all-natural salves.
Seven Trees Nursery has an abundance of colorful mums in stock in addition to their succulent plants and hanging baskets. Look for Lydia’s return with Succulent Designs of Vilano this week and her cute little gardens in a dish. Robert, with Everblooming Gardens, brings hundreds of outdoor landscaping and patio plants, and even Bacon’s Select Produce will have a small selection of herbs in stock on Saturday.
When you come to the farmers market, come hungry. Great Harvest Bread Company and Rudy’s Bakery offer fresh baked breads, pastries, cookies and more, while Bite Sized Confections offers perfect sized bites of red velvet or lemon miniature cupcakes and chocolate fudge. Market Place Sponsor Jack & Diane’s Cafe will be open right across the street to satisfy your coffee, smoothie, breakfast or lunch cravings.
Looking to feed the carnivores in your family? Chesser’s Seafood has wild caught shrimp; Upstream Seafood has salmon, scallops, and crab legs; and JD Beef has a beautiful selection of beef and pork perfect for the smoker or grill. And don’t forget our farmers with their seasonal produce like cabbage, squash, watermelon, and now in season… perfect pie pumpkins. In addition to these fine vendors, you will also find dips, sauces, honey, lotions, specialty dishes, desserts, cocktail mixes, jams, jellies and more.
Entertainment this week will be provide by Colored Sound, a three piece band from Fernandina Beach, Florida. The band consist of Thaxton Rowe (guitar/vocals), Andrew Haynes (bass), and Michael Hawthorne II (drums/vocals). Their sound is a collaboration of rock and funk jams with a melodic blues touch. Market Sponsor All American Gutter will be on hand with a booth to show you the latest in home gutter designs, and Sponsor Jack & Diane’s Cafe will be open to satisfy your coffee, smoothie, breakfast or lunch cravings.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is located on North Seventh Street, between Alachua and Centre Streets, in historic Fernandina Beach.