Goodies, Produce, and Vendors, Oh My!
Each week you can look forward to several farmers markets that beckon visitors and locals to flock to the local vendors. Each market is unique with an array of different products. Getting ready for a beach day? Instead of heading to the grocery store, make a pitstop at the Wednesday Market at the Pier to pack your cooler. Are you looking for authentic souvenirs for your family back home? Head to the Amphitheatre’s Farmers Market for one-of-a-kind pieces. Looking for an offbeat thing to do on a Tuesday night? Introducing St. Augustine’s Tuesday Night Market! Whatever the occasion, you won’t regret getting your shopping done at these local markets.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market
On Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, join the City in a weekly tradition: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market. Although the market has always had a farm-to-table vibe with a strong emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, in recent years they have also placed an emphasis on whole foods and sustainable eating. The market now offers the opportunity for local non-profit organizations to share information with the public through a free and non-profit booth space. Additionally, on select Saturday’s community classes are offered that encourage health and happiness. If you’re interested, be sure to visit the market during these times:
About: On the first and third Saturday of the month, the St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile will be on site at the market. Aligned with the idea of sustainable eating, the Bookmobile carries specialty home cooking books. Additionally, many of the ingredients the recipes call for can be found at the market. Staying at one of the Historic Inns? That alright! Take your book to the beach, copy down your favorite recipes, and try them when you get home for a taste of St. Augustine.
Chef Amy Rupert Secol
About: On the fourth Saturday of each month, visitors of the Amphitheatre can look forward to a very special treat. Chef Amy Rupert Secol, a Holistic Nutrition Educator, Natural Chef and Real Food Advocate, will cook an easy-to-make dish live. She’ll use ingredients that she found that day at the market, hand out samples, and share the recipe with you so that you can make it at home one day too!
Tuesday Night Market
About: On the fourth week of each month, double down for a second market at the Amphitheatre called the Tuesday Night Market. The Tuesday Market brings you everything you love about the Saturday markets with an upbeat nightlife feel. Lights are strung from the Front Porch and families, couples, and friends gather to dance to live music and chat. But don’t worry, you’ll find all your favorite vendors from Saturday’s market here in addition to great street food like taquitos, rice bowls, fried dough, and more!
About: At 9:00 am on the first Saturday of each month, the Yoga Collective hosts a donation-based yoga lesson for the community. Just be sure to bring along your mat and a water bottle!
Note: Help the Amphitheatre in their efforts of reducing their carbon footprint by bringing along paper or cloth reusable shopping bags. Styrofoam, plastic sample cups, plastic water bottles and plastic shopping bags are banned from the market.
Wednesday Market at the Pier
There are few things more satisfying than a midweek shopping trip. But, one thing that is more satisfying is a midweek shopping trip at the Market at the Pier before a day at St. Augustine Beach! Like most markets in St. Augustine, you’ll find locally-sourced produce, indoor and outdoor flowers, jars of honey, jams, and of course datil pepper products here.
However, the most sought out items at the market are the handcrafted jewelry, wind chimes, original photography, and art – some of which can only be found at this particular market. Best of all, many of these items are small enough to store in your vehicle and pack in your suitcase for your trip home! The Wednesday Market at the Pier is from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm every Wednesday, so stop by early for a coffee from Growers Alliance Cafe or hit the market for lunch at a food truck on site.
Rype and Readi Downtown Market
Rype and Readi’s Downtown Market has the feel of an old-time market where you could all of your weekly shopping and chat with your neighbors. Stationed in a renovated barn, Rype and Readi is open Sunday through Monday and located just off King Street in Historic Downtown. It’s a great place to find delicious pickled vegetables, bizarre fruit, or if you’re in the mood to meet cute farm animals. Their market varies from fresh organic produce to prepared foods to the best of cheeses in St. Augustine to a long line of spices and of course a variety of unique farm-centric gifts.
Salt Air Farmers Market
After the Saturday Market at the Amphitheatre, stop by the Salt Air Farmers Market on Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Located right next to Dolphin Conservation Center at Marineland, Salt Air is an ideal place to visit after an early Sunday drive on scenic A1A or before exploring Marineland. Additionally, Salt Air hosts an eclectic lineup of vendors. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself on their Vendors Page.
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St. Augustine is a tight-knit community that depends on its locally-ran services, crafts, and food options. We hope you enjoy these farmer’s markets as much as we do and continue to support our neighbors and friends by shopping locally.
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