The time is here to finish your Christmas shopping and preparing for the holiday meal. Your local farmers market, The Fernandina Beach Market Place, is an open air market where you can shop outdoors directly from the producers, growers, ranchers, and farmers. This is the last market before Christmas!

Chesser Seafood has local, wild caught shrimp, and this week only they will have Royal Red Shrimp, too. Dave’s Rub-A-Dub-Dub spice is offering a gift boxed set of four, five ounce rubs in Mighty Mild, Original, Dittle Datil, and Happy Habanero for only $30.00. Joanna, with Elderberry Syrup, has produced a stocking stuffer sized bottle that is appropriately decorated and only $15.00.

The Fernandina Beach Arts Market will also be open and is located adjacent to the farmers market. There are nearly 30 tents of fine arts and crafts like Quilted Treasurers, Soul of the Earth jewelry and Greg has walking sticks made of willow and alder woods. Each stick is one of a kind.

The farmers market is located on North Seventh Street in downtown, historic Fernandina Beach. Both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and your well-behaved, leashed pets are always welcome.