Shop local at the farmers and arts markets.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open on December 21st for the last time before Christmas. This is your last opportunity to get fresh seasonal produce, grass-fed beef, farm fresh dairy and eggs, and other delicious wholesome foods you’ll be proud to share on your Christmas table. Currently, the rains are expected to move AFTER the market closes, so get started early and SHOP LOCAL.
If you are looking for unique gift ideas, stop by and meet Joanna with Empowered Journey Herbals. She makes Elderberry Syrup, a popular tonic known to help treat respiratory illnesses like the cold and flu. Elderberry syrup was our grandmother’s favorite remedy by shortening the duration of illness – and with regular use, it can make you regular, too.
Something Good bakes fresh gluten-free breads and cookies, and their most popular items include almond or lemon biscotti, and just in time for Christmas they are adding an anise biscotti this Saturday. They also have home-baked sweet breads and biscuits.
A great stocking stuffer would be Mike’s Mad Jerky. Made from the finest beef, this jerky is available in a gluten-free cherry-ginger flavor, black pepper, and jalapeno-pineapple made from the jalapenos from another one of our vendors, Cabbage Creek Farms.
Bunna Coffee has coffee from the southern region of Yirgacheffo, Ethiopia. Their coffee is available in mild body, medium roast, or a classic dark in a variety of sizes. Coffee beans grown 1880 – 1919 meters above sea level offer a distinct splicy flavor with a fresh flora aroma. Stop by and sample this great coffee, which you can keep for yourself, but also makes a great gift.
Reusable food wraps from Fulford Gardens are extremely popular. As featured in the Wall Street Journal, these patterened wraps are made from cotton, beeswax and fine resin to create an antibacterial and antimicrobial wrap to make your leftover foods last longer. Simply wash with cool water and dish soap and they will last a full year.
The Arts Market will have 30 tents of hand crafted art, apparel, wood work, fine and whimsical jewelry, novelty items, and much more. Meet the artist behind the design, or get an autographed novel from the writer themself. Each artist in the market has been individually approved for their unique talent and quality workmanship. This is an outstanding venue to shop for local, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. The farmers market is located on North Centre Street, while the Art Market is located right next door, in the back parking lot of Pineland Bank. Both markets are available on facebook for the most recent information.