Happy Valentine’s Day, Almost

Happy Valentine's Day, Almost

Valentine's Day is coming and there are lots of great gift ideas at the Saturday farmers market in Fernandina.

The Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open in time for Valentine’s Day, so plan to shop downtown on February 9, 2019. Located at Centre and Eighth Streets in Fernandina Beach, look for Hoper’s Handmade wooden art, Quilted Treasure’s hand-sewn quilts, runners, and coasters, and Fulford Gardens yard art. One of our most popular artists this time of the year is Inspire Activewear. This company focuses on environmental and social responsibility. Their leggings are made in the USA by people who earn a living wage. Each pair is constructed with an artist designed fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles. This thoughtful company even puts an inspirational quote on the inside of the waistband to encourage a positive mental outlook. Visit the Arts Market and meet Barbara Northup, the artist and designer.

With over 40 tents located right next door to the Arts Market, North Seventh Street is the place to find delicious treats, fresh baked goods, and seasonal produce. There are plenty “Sweetheart Deals” you will find at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market. African Love Kitchen will be making their cheesecake sambusa. It’s not often available and doesn’t last long; these are delicious.

Valentine’s Day equals chocolate and strawberries to many of us and Me, Myself and Pies will have their silky chocolate pies, strawberry pies, and their delectable strawberry glaze. King’s Kountry Produce still has their fresh-from-the-farm strawberries in season until April. Just looking for a little bite of sweetness? Stop by Gana’s Pecan and try their milk or dark chocolate covered pecans, or turtles. Bite Sized Confections has created a lovely recipe for Valentine’s Day in her chocolate fusion truffles with coconut, peanut butter and chocolate.

Hairy Farmpit Girls have designed special Valentine’s Day soaps with heart designs and these are available in most of their scents. Also popular for this day made for cuddling is wine scented soap and beard oil; or you can put together a custom basket for your sweetheart. Lady Bug has gift boxes where you can select your own flavors. She also is offering a sweet new flavor in chocolate covered strawberry jam. Stop by and try a sample, but be careful, it would be easy to eat the entire jar. We have other vendors, too, who bring wonderful plants and flowers suitable for Valentine gifts such as Jaxma Orchids, Seven Bloom Nursery, and Ever Blooming Gardens.

Does your “Honey” need a break from some of the outdoor chores? Consider micro mesh gutter guards from our sponsor, All American Gutter Protection. Bruce Beville and Laid Back will be performing your toe-tapping favorites, and our Booth With a Cause is Community Hospice.

Both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Your well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are on a short leash and don’t urinate on our vendor’s tents.

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