Shop local this Saturday
November 30, 2019, is Small Business Saturday and what better way to show you support local business than to come to historic, downtown Fernandina Beach and shop the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market.
Perhaps you don’t realize you are making an impact when you buy a mess of greens, a relaxing massage candle, or a jar of jelly from the farmers market, but for every dollar you spend at the Market Place, nearly 67 cents will stay in the local community. Now, consider tipping the musician, buying a bunch of kale, or purchasing a 32 ounce lemonade, all of these little purchases over the course of a year can add up to make one huge difference on our local economy.
Growing vibrant communities starts with each of us, and eating lunch at a local diner, or purchasing a unique piece of jewelry from a local artist will have you shopping small, and better yet, you’ll be making a difference. After the market, take a stroll through our beautiful Victorian seaside port and pick up unique, unusual, and treasured gifts for those you love.
Rub-A-Dub-Dub is back with his delicious spices, and even though we are in the middle of the holidays you still need sunscreen in Florida. Tidal Wave is returning this week with sunscreen made from all natural ingredients. Join these two and many other vendors this week with seasonal produce, wild caught shrimp, salmon, fresh baked breads, beef, beef jerky, hand and foot lotions, and so much more.
This week’s farmers market will feature music by Alix Delfs, and our non-profit is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). This is a network of more than 185,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities. They will be on hand to answer your questions about becoming a member of this historic organization.
So whether you are shopping local or just trying to get the company out of your house, taking a trip to downtown Fernandina is always worth the time. Fernandina Beach Market Place, where your well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed.