Welcome to the Amelia Farmers Market ®
“Feeding the communities of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, And Beyond!”
Enjoy a trip to the Amelia Farmers Market ® nestled in the moss-draped oaks and reflective lagoon at the Shops at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Mingle with local farmers and entrepreneurs and wander through a dizzying selection of fruits & vegetables harvested just before Market day, including organic and specialty products. You’ll also discover gourmet baked goods, from crusty breads to delectable desserts, and prepared foods such as cheeses, honey, sauces, soups, and jellies.
The Market is also the perfect location to find specialty tropical plants and landscaping plants, including orchids, herbs, and garden flowers.
Do your shopping quickly and easily or spend a relaxing morning strolling the Market with family and friends. And, there’s plenty of easy access parking.
Established in 2002, The Amelia Farmers Market ® is a not-for-profit organization with an 12-year tradition of proudly serving the communities of Amelia Island and beyond with local produce, prepared foods and plants.
When: Every Saturday, 9am - 1pm.
Where: At the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 1st Coast Highway, Amelia Island, Florida. No pets, please.
Market News for March 15, 2014:
The Amelia Farmers Market aka Fernandina Farmers Market is proud to introduce Goodness Snow's Artisanal Truffles and Chocolate. Wendy fell in love with chocolate at a very young age. While watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory she was inspired by the artistic nature that chocolate could be given. She fell in love with the art of creating something beautiful and also delicious. Wendy and her husband Tom have set themselves apart from everyone else in the industry by using only the finest ingredients. They know that to stand out in the chocolate world there are no shortcuts, so they start with the freshest Belgian cocoa beans, then enhance their chocolate with cocoa butter. They offer a wide array of chocolate products such as seasonal fruit dipped in chocolate, several types of chocolate bark and decadent truffles, they also have a variety of chocolate bars. Make sure to stop by and try their best selling Raspberry Truffle!
One of the most popular booths at the Market on Saturday, March 15th will be Artisan Black Garlic, who is one of the only black garlic producers in the United States. Fred uses the black garlic that he produces to infuse with an aged balsamic vinegar, creating the world’s only black garlic balsamic vinegar. The black garlic balsamic vinegar possesses a rich, caramelized flavor that is unlike any other and must be tasted to be appreciated. Fred also has a Lemon Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar and a 9 Spice White Balsamic Vinegar.
Clean Ridge Soap will be at the Market with her signature Clean Ridge bar soaps that are made only with the finest essential oils, honey and plants harvested from local farms, olive, jojoba, palm, and coconut oils, beeswax and rosemary oil. One of the best-sellers is the Moisture Soap which is blended with 11 oils and butters to create one of the most extraordinary skin soaps. Clean Ridge also offers a variety of liquid soaps, lip balms, lotions, and shampoos. Her most popular shampoo is her Simple Shampoo which is lightly scented with lemon verbena as to not interfere with any conditioner.
Pastries by Andrea is at the Market every Saturday with her gourmet line of healthy baked goods. All of her Market offerings are made with only the finest organic ingredients. She also has several items for our gluten-free shoppers.
The best, freshest coffee anywhere is at the Market every Saturday at Flagship coffees. Flagship Coffee is a true artisanal micro-batch coffee roaster of 100rganic Arabica coffee beans. All coffee is organic and sourced only from Direct Trade or Certified Fair-Trade farms. Flagship proudly dates each package of coffee they sell with the roast date to ensure that their freshly-roasted coffee beans are bursting with flavor in 100ecyclable and compostable packaging.
Simply Savory Olive Oils is at the Market every Saturday with their award-winning extra-virgin olive oil. This olive oil is grown from an olive estate located off the sandy beaches of the Southern Peloponnese outside of Sparta, Greece. At the Market shoppers will be able to enjoy samples of the Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Blood Orange, Lemon, Black Truffle, and Greek Seasoning Infused Olive Oils. To assure the freshness of your oil it will be bottled before your eyes.
All About U.S. features wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska, home of the largest sockeye run in the world. Several varieties are available including fillets that are harvested, chilled in RSW(refrigerated sea water), and offloaded onto lender vessels that deliver fish to town daily for processing. In addition to fillets, Cold Smoked Nova salmon, Trappers Cabin Hot Smoked salmon, and Alaska Weathervane Scallops are available. Be sure to pick up a recipe booklet to go along with your salmon for a delicious meal.
Jon of Meteor Street Produce sources his produce locally from a variety of small farms as well as his own garden. With a long history and passion in growing, Jon transformed his residence into a certified nursery where he grows and propagates organic vegetables and herbs for Market. In addition to all the seasonal vegetables that Jon will have, he also brings herbs and organic dry goods. Jon also has several types of tea and herbal teas that both healthy and delicious.
RETURNING SPECIALTY DROP-IN VENDORS:
March 15: Clean Ridge Soap, Goodness Snow's Chocolates
March 22: Deep Roots All-Grass (forage) Fed Beef, Proper Pie Company, Coastal Shrimp, Minorcan Datil Pepper
March 29: All of our award-winning vendors!
April 5: Goodness Snow's Chocolates, Clean Ridge Soap
April 12: Artisan Black Garlic, Coastal Shrimp, Minorcan Datil Pepper
April 19: Do your Market shopping in the morning then head over to the Amelia Garden Show held in Central Park, Fernandina Beach (www.ameliagarden.com)
April 26: Deep Roots All-Grass (Forage) Fed-Beef, Proper Pie Company, Minorcan Datil Pepper, Coastal Shrimp
Directions: Take I-95 South to Exit 373, (Route A1A East). Go East 11.2 miles to Amelia Island Parkway, (turn right at first traffic light, just over Intracoastal Waterway Bridge). Go 3.4 miles to traffic light and turn right. Go .7 miles to the round-about and follow Route A1A South. Go 2.5 miles to Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation on the left, (second round-about on left).
Scenic Route: Take I-95 to Exit 358A. Go East on Route 105 - (North Heckscher Drive) and follow the signs to Amelia Island, Florida. Go over Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. Go to the Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation entrance on the right (second round-about on right)
6800 First Coast Highway|
Amelia Island, FL 32034