FIELD GUIDE

FARMERS MARKETS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS

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FARMERS MARKETS

Beaches Green Market
Jarboe Park, A1A and Florida Boulevard, Neptune Beach, beacheslocalfoodnetwork.org

2-5 p.m. every Sat. Fresh-picked mostly local and regional organic produce, grass-fed beef and goat and cow cheeses, as well as crafts and a children’s garden.

Fernandina Beach Market Place
Seventh Street North, fernandinabeachmarketplace.com

9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sat. A growers’ market, with farm-direct organic fruits and vegetables, goat and cow cheeses, honey, and natural lamb and goat meat, as well as demonstrations and workshops.

Jacksonville Farmers Market
1810 W. Beaver St., jaxfarmersmarket.com

Open daily from pre-dawn to dusk, Florida’s oldest farmers market (since 1938) is also the biggest in town. A good source for hard-to-find Asian and Caribbean produce. Not primarily organic, but great deals can be found.

The Jacksonville Landing Market
2 Independent Dr., Downtown, jacksonvillelanding.com

10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Fri. Local produce, flowers, crafts, jewelry and live entertainment are featured.

Old City Farmers Market
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1304 A1A S., staugustinefm.com

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Sat. Freshly picked vegetables and fruits, home-baked breads, flowers, crafts, live music and eats. Free admission.

Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Ave., riversideartsmarket.com

10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat., March to December. On the Riverwalk under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Local organic produce, breads, cheeses, local art, roving entertainers and live music by area artists.

The Wednesday Market
350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, thewednesdaymarket.com

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wed. in the Pier Parking Lot. Organic and conventionally grown produce, crafts and snacks.


COMMUNITY GARDENS

Arlington Community Garden
Tree Hill Nature Center, arlingtoncommunitygarden.org

Founded by the Unitarian Universalist Church to improve the resiliency of the area by growing fresh, organic produce for local food pantries.

Beaches Organic Community Garden
Beaches Green Market, Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach, beacheslocalfoodnetwork.org

For $10 a month and three hours a month of volunteer time, gardeners are provided with a plot, water, soil, liability insurance and a basic introduction to organic gardening.

City Sprout/Lincolnville
Community Garden, 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine, citysprout.org

Community memberships are offered in either an affiliate membership ($10/year) or a garden box membership ($50/year). Meetings are 8:45 a.m. most Sundays.

Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens
fnfcg.org

This source for information on community gardens, classes, seed swaps, and a Northeast Florida Community Gardening Conference can help those interested find a community garden in their area.

Laura Street Garden
1425 Laura St., Springfield, sustainablespringfield.net

Sustainable Springfield’s garden membership offers a plot, water, soil, seeds, monthly workshops, membership in the Community Orchard and access to the communal grapes in the back of the garden for a $60 membership fee.

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