covid-safety-measuresSummer in Fernandina Beach often brings the same thing day after day, high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and a 30% chance of showers. We establish routines as we prepare the kids for back to school, but not at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market. There is always something different going on each Saturday. Different vendors come and go, and different musicians play for tips to entertain you while you peruse the tents of fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies, jams, and pickles, wild caught shrimp, elderberry syrup, and so much more.

This week you will want to stop by to see returning vendors like Rose and her Unbelievable Egg Rolls, Dee with her Something Good gluten-free breads and desserts, Riverwood Candles with their wood wick and soy candles, and Tara is returning on Saturday with Cross Creek Honey. Freddie of Bacons Select Produce will have lettuce back in stock, and Denise with Jay’s Marketplace is back with their chopped olive salad, too.

The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so come early for the best selections and the lowest temperatures. While not mandated in Nassau County for outside use, we do ask that you wear a face-mask to help make our other customers feel safe. After all, all of our vendors wear them. You will find hand sanitizer stations, and we use construction cones with plenty of signage to remind our friends to keep up with physical distancing.

Music this week is being provided by Bruce Beville, and Edibles magazine, a Northeast Florida publication made for foodies, will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you more about our regional food movement.

The Fernandina Beach Market Place is open every Saturday, rain or shine, year round. We hope you will visit us again soon. For the latest information, please find us on Facebook.