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Additional Arts Market in October

October 20, 2018, is bringing an additional market to Fernandina Beach. In fact, there will also be an additional arts market on the third Saturday in November, too. This week you can look forward to some of your favorite artists such as Color Peace tye dies, Liz Lind’s beautiful artwork, and Gotz 2 Paint, a company specializing in wood working and pet portrait commissions just in time for the gift giving holiday season.

We also have some new vendors who may quickly become your favorites. Iron Deuces Metal Works has amazing metal arts, but by far their most popular item is the Georgia Bulldog or Florida Gator fire pit. Honestly, the Gator fire pit has been the most popular, but with the Georgia/Florida game schedule for October 27th, this is a must have if you are throwing a party for this annual football rivalry.

Another new vendor is Tiles by the Sea. Linda designs coasters, cutting boards and other tiles from her own art, your art, or photographs.

Blue Cottage Pottery is a new vendor from Bruswick, Georgia, who debuted last week with hand crafted pottery designs like bowls, serving dishes and more.

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Ocean Inspired Art is a Thing in Fernandina

Open Saturday, July 28th, the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will have over 25 booths of hand made art, jewelry, handbags, leather works, crafts, wooden signs, furniture and more. We invite you to come out and meet Carly Cappelluzzo; she owns Kai Indie Jewelry. An avid surfer and lover of all things of the ocean, she carries hand crafted, ocean inspired gemstones, turquoise, and sharks teeth jewelry set in sterling sliver or 14K gold filled silversmith settings. They also carry the popular “wave” design in rings, cuffs, and bracelets.

Jay-Paul, of Thibault Glass, designs and creates hand blown glass bowls, floppy bowls, and vases. He offers custom work, round and flat ornaments, and fused glass jewelry. Also featured this week is Amelia Island Julz. Jules believes saltwater cures anything, whether it be sweat, tears, or the sea. She donates 10% of all of her sales to Florida’s land and sea conservation projects. Her items are hand selected and hand stamped. She has beach themed jewelry and macramé like her “one drop” seashell necklace collection, whelk and conch plant hangers, bracelets, and more.

We think our farmers market is as sweet as Tupelo honey and our vendor, Cross Creek Honey, says it is one of their most popular flavors. Available in small, large, and a sample size jar, you can now take home a little or a lot. They also have soaps, lip balm and shaped, beeswax candles. All flavors are available to sample.

Summertime, and the living is easy on Amelia Island, but not so much for Ava and Nokoa who work hard at their Nassau County Cabbage Creek Farm. This young family is currently producing slow-growing, summertime vegetables and plenty of fresh cut flowers. Look for an increasing supply of winter and spaghetti squash, eggplants, cucumbers, and watermelons in their booth over the next few weeks. Logan’s microgreens joins us at the Market Place twice per month and they are returning this week. Nutrient rich, baby vegetables add flavor and color to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Usually available in spinach, pea, and mustards, stop by and see if you can guess the flavor when you sample a taste.

Located on North Seventh Street in historic Fernandina, both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Learn more about either market on the world wide web, facebook, or just come to the markets and see for yourself. We may be the friendliest farmers market in Florida.

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Pop Up Market Returns to 14th Street for One Day Only

It is time for the 53rd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, and this is the one Saturday of the year that the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will NOT be open on North Seventh Street in historic Fernandina Beach.

BUT – a some of the exhibitors from both the art and farmers markets will be setting up a Pop Up Market Place at the corner of South 14th and Lime Streets on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

This sampling of both markets will include fine arts and crafts, and some artisan food vendors, too.

You can expect to see barrels of olives and pickles from Olive My Pickle, wild-caught shrimp from Chesser Seafood, Upstream Wild Alaska Seafood will have scallops, salmon, salmon burgers and dip; and homemade goat soaps will be found at Soap-Crafters… just to name a few.

So, if you are looking to avoid the chaos of Shrimp Festival, but still want to enjoy a little outdoor shopping and fresh shrimp – come on out around 9:00 a.m. Saturday only, and see what these fine exhibitors have to offer.

For more information on the farmers market, please visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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