Farmer’s Market Takes a New Name

Fernandina's farmers' markets has new name and lots of holiday gift ideas.

Farmer's Market Takes a New NameAmelia Island’s friendly farmer’s market is taking a new name! Formerly known as Amelia Island Market Place, their new name, Fernandina Beach Market Place is more descriptive to their physical location, which is in downtown Fernandina Beach!

If you are coming to Amelia Island from the West, don’t let the little signs fool you into visiting the tiny little market on the south end of the island.

Truly a Farmer’s Market, the one you are looking for is located on N. 7th Street in the historic district of Fernandina. This farmer’s market has over 40 vendors who bring their home grown and hand made specialties to downtown each Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, year round.

The Christmas shopping season has officially begun and now is the time to support your neighbors by spending your disposable income where it will make a difference to people you know. This is the perfect time of the year to shop for soy candles from Dot Williams, jams by the Shepperds from Callahan, Evil Seed’s hot sauces and other great gift items while supporting small businesses and American farmers at the same time. You can even find locally made dog treats for four legged gift giving at Taylor’s Treats.

Fresh produce, breads baked with honey instead of sugars, aged cheeses, meats and eggs from free range livestock, and Naturally Yourz Granola are just a few vendors that will help you eat healthy during this season of over indulgence. So, join us for a nice stroll and some fresh air this Saturday. Our musical entertainment is provided by the talented Dan Voll and our non-profit this week is the Amelia Community Theatre. It’s a Wonderful Life is playing now and will surely put you into the holiday spirit!

For more information please visit AmeliaIslandMarketPlace.com or call (904) 557-8229.

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2 Comments

  1. kahrtn

    I must say it is very sad to read the caption “If you are coming to Amelia Island from the West, don’t let the little signs fool you into visiting the tiny little market on the south end of the island.” Especially on a day like today – Thanksgiving.

    I would think and hope that the economy and well being of all vendors, visitors and residents throughout Amelia Island, no matter where they reside or stay, would cohesively support one another in their efforts to make a living, and provide and make great healthy foods, as well as support fun and beautiful locations on either end of the island to shop on a Saturday morning.

    It is very sad to continue to read the articles and comments throughout this beautiful community, known for it’s happy, friendly and loving people, that continuously mock and put down the new location and existence of the south end farmer’s market – Amelia Farmers Market at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

    Maybe one day we can all appreciate one another instead of compete and try to insult.

    Thank you.

  2. JudieMackie

    What is truly sad is the market now located on the South end resorted to using fear and intimidation by not permitting the vendors to sell their goods at both locations. Several of these small business owners, even in tough economic times, would love to have had the opportunity to add a new location. Every week customers at the downtown market ask me about “those roadway signs that pollute our lovely community.” Competition is healthy, and that market puts up those signs every Saturday to divert traffic to the South end’s market and away from downtown, plain and simple!!! Maybe we should question if it is legal for those signs to be on the County or State right-of-ways in the first place?

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