Fernandina Beach Marketplace
Submitted by Jodi Mackel
April 7, 2022
On April 30th Fernandina Beach Market Place will be closed for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.
The Fernandina Beach Arts Market and Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers’ Market will both be open Saturday in historic downtown, rain or shine. The North Seventh Street Farmers’ Market features over 40 tents of fresh and natural produce. The Arts Market, located next to the Farmers’ Market, has 30 additional stalls selling arts and crafts.
Join us at the Farmers Market as Chesser Seafood brings back some Royal Red Shrimp as well as the wild-caught Atlantic White Shrimp we find in our local waters. These folks sell out every Saturday no matter how many shrimp they bring in, call Debbie or Eddie Chesser at (904) 509-3337 to reserve your fresh shrimp.
The Farmers Market introduces a new vendor, the Sweet Sugar Society, who make cookie and cupcake decorating kits for any event! From bank holidays to birthday celebrations and just because, reserve your Easter package on Saturday at the Marktplatz.
This is the first week that the Carter Family Homestead will be harvesting fresh garlic for the farmers market. 21 Queen Street Coffee, Rose’s Unbelievable Egg Rolls and Hillary’s Chicago Pizza also return on Saturday to join our weekly staples of freshly baked bread, wild Alaskan salmon, seasonal produce, hot sauces, dips, rubs, bath and body products and such continue to connect much more.
Over in the Art Market we have Lottie Dottie Art. Here the artist creates feather images with many dots also known as stippling. She uses very fine-tipped pens and it takes many hours and thousands of points to dab a creative, original work of art. Your blank greeting cards are perfect for the upcoming Easter and Mother’s Day holidays. Knots N Stitches is a new entrant making crochet and amigurumi, the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed yarn creatures. Fairwinds Sailbag Company will also be at the art market on Saturday, making one-of-a-kind items, including bags and tote bags, from recycled boat sails. These are just a few of the artists who will be exhibiting their crafts, as well as other jewellery, clothing, wood and metalwork, local authors and other vendors.
Our booth with a good cause is the Amelia Island Book Festival. This is a local non-profit organization that sets up a tent to promote their upcoming events. Their mission is to improve the overall life skills of Nassau County’s children and adults by instilling a lifelong love of books through the appreciation of reading, writing and authors. We offer a complimentary stand to our local non-profits and traditional brick and mortar shops in our downtown area. Find us online or in person to learn more about these great programs.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place is open every Saturday and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Both markets are open from 9am to 1pm and can be found online and on Facebook. Your well behaved, leashed pets are also welcome.
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