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Activities, Art & Entertainment, Travel & Leisure

Amelia Island Welcome Center

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Whether you're planning your first trip to Amelia Island or you're a seasoned visitor, a quick visit to the Amelia Island Welcome Center is a must!  From festivals and special events to shopping and fine dining, their team of experts and volunteers are a go-to resource for local information and will have you navigating your next adventure in style. 

Farmers Markets, Flowers & Herbs, Groceries & Markets, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Artisan Black Garlic

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Don't be intimidated by the color, this garlic is delicious! Use black garlic cloves as you would use roasted garlic: sautee them in oil, smear them on crusty bread, blend them into salad dressing, or simply put them on crackers with a small and creamy bite of cheese. Artisan Black Garlic also offers the world's first and only Black Garlic Vinegar made with the umami-rich cloves of black garlic, hand-crafted right here in Northeast Florida. You can sample all black garlic products each week at the St. Augustine Old City Farmer's Market, Saturdays at the Amphitheatre. 

Farm Markets & Stands, Farmers Markets

Atlantic Beach City Market

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Conveniently located at New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Atlantic Beach City Market offers local, healthy, fresh and green foods to beaches residents.

This market is a collaboration between the City of Atlantic Beach, Atlantic Beach Urban Farms, Baptist Health, BEAM, Dig Local Network, Jacksonville University, New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation.  It will serve the Mayport community, a USDA defined food desert, with weekly access to a point of sale for fresh produce, meats, dairy and other items as well as nutrition education and twice monthly health screening opportunities.

*The market, managed by Dig Local Network, will be open every Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, 52 weeks a year. Recipients of SNAP/EBT will be able to double up to $20 per visit for Florida-grown fruits and vegetables.

Beaches Mid-Week Market

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Situated in the middle of several Atlantic Beach neighborhoods, this market is within easy biking or walking distance. The market itself is family friendly but even more so with the small playground next to the vendors’ location in the green. The Mid-Week Market offers local, healthy, fresh and green foods to beaches residents. Part of the Dig Local and Beaches Local Food Network

Palm Valley Farmers Market

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The Palm Valley Farmers Market is located in the heart of Palm Valley in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is held every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5:30 pm at the Palm Valley Community Center. The market features local vendors who provide products such as farm-fresh produce, eggs, milk, fresh-baked breads, pies,cookies, fresh seafood, direct-trade, grade-A coffee, artisan jams, cheeses, and homemade biscotti.

Regular vendors include: The Harvest Basket (produce, eggs, milk, cheese, bread), Fish Chic Seafood, Café Llano Bonito (coffee & biscotti), and the Little Black Box Baked Goods (jams, pies, cookies). Directly across the street from the market is also GYO Greens, an aquaponics farm that provides locally grown micro-greens and other produce to local restaurants. They open their farm to the public every Tuesday from 2-5pm so market guests can purchase directly from them and see their operation in action.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers' Market

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Located under the canopy of the oaks at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, this market has everything you need to fill your shopping basket: fresh produce, eggs, cheese, meats, seafood, baked goods, coffee, tea, jams, honey and so much more. Looking for a gift for someone special? Handcrafted pottery, jewelry, books, artwork and other one of a kind items are also available.

Bees & Honey, Butchers & Meat Purveyors, Cheese & Dairy, Coffee Roasters, Farm Markets & Stands, Farmers Markets

Beaches Green Market

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Located at the intersection of A1A and Florida Blvd., vendors at the Beaches Market sell a wide selection of in-season, local and organic produce, local all-natural meats, free-range eggs, cut flowers, locally roasted organic coffees, edible plants and trees, orchids, handcrafted teas, gluten-free and vegan foods, handcrafted cheeses, locally made desserts, freshly baked breads, homemade dog treats, local honey and other seasonal delights. The Market aims to empower through education and awareness, thus allowing people to make active decisions towards the betterment of their personal health, that of their families and the planet as a whole.

Education & Food Literacy, Farms, Orchards & Mills, Food Carts, Stands & Trucks

Berry Good Farms

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Berry Good Farms on the Go is a food truck that offers up seasonal menus using produce grown and harvested at Berry Good Farms on campus at the North Florida School of Special Education. What makes this mobile eatery really unique, however, is not only its fresh, innovative, healthy approach to food -- but also the care that's been taken to prepare it.

Students in the NFSSE culinary program learn to dry herbs, fruits and vegetables using a food dehydrator; mix ingredients and bake goods such as muffins; and prepare pesto and hummus using ingredients from the on-campus farm. All production items are then sold on the food truck, offering another avenue of revenue to support the school's project. Each student in the program is also instructed on proper customer service -- so each and every time you visit Berry Good Farms on the Go, you're almost guaranteed a win-win-win: good food, great cause, wonderful service. 

 

 

Restaurants

Bistro AIX

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Located in the heart of Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district, Bistro AIX provides an energetic and rustic setting to enjoy seasonally inspired French and Mediterranean cuisine. Named after the French town in Aix-En-Provence, the menu is meant to reflect the “laissez-faire” attitude of the European dining experience. Exposed brick walls, a wood fired oven, and an open chef’s kitchen create a warm and buzzing dining environment for any occasion. Attached to the main dining room, is a bohemian watering hole, Bar X. Bustling with live music, vibrant colors, and a glowing backlit onyx bar, Bar X is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a dining experience rooted in the senses.

Bono's Pit BBQ

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With over 20 locations, Bonos is legendary in Northeast Florida, both for their commitment to traditional Southern BBQ, but also for the soul they serve up with every meal. Since 1949, they've been keeping customers happy with meats smoked daily and finished on a open fire pit. Casual and comfortable, Bono's prioritizes great service, with a knack for making guest feel like family. Ask Harvey Green, a cutter whose been at Bono's original location since 1956 and he'll tell you what he loves about his job and the secret of making great BBQ: slow and easy. If you don't see a pit, it aint legit. 

Burlingame Restaurant

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Clean, modern, welcoming decor and exceptional cuisine are what you'll find at Burlingame Restaurant on Amelia Island. Every single time. Tucked just off Centre Street in Fernandina Beach, this beautifully remodelled historic bungalow offers guests three dining room options -- and an abundance of casual, coastal elegance. Local Chef Chad Livingston delights diners at every turn with an ever-changing array of appetizers and entrees that showcase the very best of seasonal offerings. Presentation is relentlessly artful. With patio options and a brunch served Sundays at 10 am (except holiday weekends when dinner is served on Sunday), Burlingame is the perfect fit for those who truly appreciate food and experiences created with intention. 

Captain's BBQ

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Ranked one of the best barbeque joints across the country- Captain’s BBQ offers some of the most authentic southern BBQ, only using the best quality meats and ingredients. Meats and side dishes are slow cooked in a special wood burning smoker.

Corner Taco

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Corner Taco's Chef & Owner Chris Dickerson is an accomplished chef whose brought his semi-swanky street food concept to the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville in a charming, casual eatery, known for authentic ingredients.  Corner Taco received national attention when profiled by Alton Brown’s AB Road Eats and from features in numerous publications, including The Local Palate. It's the only Mexican restaurant in Jacksonville with the Slow Food Snail of Approval. Be sure to save room for the Dulce de Leche Milkshake!

HOBNOB

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With a diverse menu of globally-inspired shareable plates and locally-sourced ingredients, HOBNOB offers a relaxed dining experience that caters to adventurous palates and social interaction.

Il Desco Modern Italian

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With a 20-seat communal table, intentionally mismatched seating and rustic accents donning the walls of this modern Italian restaurant on the corner of Park and King Street in Riverside, Il Desco founders Jacques Klempf, Fraser Burns and Mark Frisch wanted a concept that served up exceptional Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming social atmosphere.

And they've achieved it.

Not only does the decor lend itself to lively and spirited discussion amongst patrons, the menu is nothing short of impressive, serving up palate pleasing plates such as Rabbit Lasagna with Sage Béchamel, Roasted Beet Penne, Spagetti Tacos, and Wood-fired Branzino -- showcasing something truly unique and interesting for virtually every palate. 

 

M Shack Burgers

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Open since late 2011, M Shack Burgers redefines the old-fashioned burger joint with fresh ingredients prepared in a hip environment. And, don't even get us started on their hand-spun milkshakes! (Or the booze-y versions for adults). Quality at M Shack is not only a duty, but a passion. M Shacks are casual and inviting, offering guests a perfectly relaxing, easy-going atmosphere after a day of work or play. Not to worry if you don't eat meat -- there are delicious kale salad options too.  Visit one of their four locations in the region: Nocatee, Riverside, St. Johns Town Center or Atlantic Beach.

Mezza Restaurant

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Mezza offers dinner six nights a week. The bar and lounge features music at happy hour three nights a week and a space for children to make their own wood-fired oven pizzas, while the patio offers a covered retreat for guests who enjoy sitting outside, sheltered from the elements. The main dining room is slightly more formal and features nightly specials with seasonal finds and a handful of impressive house-made ingredients. 

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

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Serving American flavors from coast to coast, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is a locally-owned restaurant with carefully-sourced ingredients, bold design, professional service, and a "full circle approach". Chef Tom Gray has earned two James Beard Award nominations (2009 + 2010) and he has no plans to rest on his laurels anytime soon.  Moxie's menu showcases Chef Tom's personal take on contemporary regional American cuisine, influenced from his southern upbringing, extensive travels, and past professional experiences.  

Whether you're looking for the perfect location to impress a client at lunch or taking someone special for a night on the town, Moxie will not disappoint. Located at the Town Center, we love their "full circle" approach, which puts exceptionally innovative cuisine, sustainability and community smack dab in the middle of our region's fine dining scene. Check out their menu. You will not be disappointed.

Ned's Southside Kitchen

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Longtime St. Augustine Chef, Ned Pollack opened a new casual dining restaurant in February of 2010 and it's been a local favorite ever since. Bountiful breakfasts, classic dinners, fresh salads, seafood, soups, sandwiches and more. Be sure to ask for daily Blue Plate specials and come hungry!(You can even call ahead for window service).

Ovinté

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Ovinté is a Spanish restaurant and lounge located at the St. John’s Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The diverse menus draw inspiration from the culinary traditions found in both Spain and Italy. They serve traditional Spanish style small plates made with regionally sourced ingredients, and larger full-plate portions, with an award-winning wine and beverage program developed to compliment the Spanish flavors on their menu.

Restaurant Orsay

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Restaurant Orsay's talented kitchen team led by Executive Chef Michael McKinney and owner Jonathan Insetta is the perfect compliment to an exceptional front of the house team. With a variety of locally-sourced ingredients on their menu, the food at Orsay is elegant yet approachable, elevated and also familiar.  Dining at Orsay provides a warm, genuine dining experience without pretense in a bustling, fun atmosphere with smiling, attentive service. 

Rue Saint Marc

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Executive Chef Scott Alters and Mixologist Gabby Saul are a power-packed duo that leave no detail unattended, bringing years of travel experience and culinary know-how to everything on the menu at Rue Saint Marc. Located in the hip, urban San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville, this beautifully appointed, contemporary eatery serves up some of the region's finest cocktails in an ever-changing bar program designed by Gabby, while Chef Alters keeps his French-inspired menu rotating almost daily with fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced locally when possible. Together with a top-notch front-of-the-house hospitality team, Rue Saint Marc's innovative approach to food and drink makes it a perfect locale for that casual yet sophisticated afternoon lunch or evening dinner. Looking for a lazy Saturday morning brunch? Theirs is one to try.  You won't be disappointed.

Sbraga and Company

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Sbraga & Company is a dining concept born of Chef Kevin Sbraga’s passion for creative cuisine and a dose of Southern hospitality. With a contemporary approach to the cultural influences of Northeast Florida, the restaurant uses heritage crops, regionally-sourced grains, and expertly prepared meat and seafood from the wood fire grill, showcasing an appreciation for the exquisite simplicity of our region’s bounty. Fresh-from-the-dock shrimp, oysters, and clams are served alongside fresh steak and vegetable tartare, crudos, and ceviches at the raw bar. Warm angel biscuits, spent grain bread, and cornbread are all baked fresh daily on premise, and the bar offers classic and original cocktails made with fresh, seasonal fruits, herbs and house-made shrubs. 

Taverna San Marco

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Located in Jacksonville’s hip, historic San Marco neighborhood, Taverna's rustic, yet sophisticated, take on cuisine has earned many accolades since their opening in 2009. And, turns out, it's for good reason. Chef Efron brings inspiration from a culinary career in New York City and San Francisco back home, serving up fresh, seasonal dishes, influenced by both Italy and Spain, in a way that's distinct and local to our region.

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Cafes & Bistros, Catering & Meal Delivery, Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurant

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Black Sheep Restaurant is a modern American restaurant located in the historic Five Points district of Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. Their philosophy is simple: use fresh, local ingredients to create handcrafted food and cocktails, and deliver both with gracious service. 

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Restaurants

Blackfly Restaurant

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Located on Anastasia Boulevard in a space inspired by travel and fly-fishing, Blackfly Restaurant's upscale menu also features a variety of moderately priced dishes, like brick oven pizzas and sushi, for those looking for casual fare. The restaurant's scratch-kitchen approach highlights culinary technique and a careful consideration of ingredients which shines through in a well-developed menu. If you're looking for a seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, Blackfly is a good bet for a local catch. With a temperature-controlled wine cellar on-site, their libations list is robust too, including wine, craft beer, and the usual offerings from a full bar. Their Black & Blue NY Strip pizza should not be missed. 

Break-Awayz

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When inland temperatures heat up, there's no better place to roam than down the coast to Flagler Beach. Break Awayz' casual, beachy vibe and impressive list of libations provides a perfect pause during a day of rest and relaxation.

Kitchen on San Marco

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Kitchen on San Marco offers brunch, lunch and dinner menus that change seasonally to focus on fresh, locally sourced, regional cuisine. Their gastropub combines imaginative, upscale cooking techniques with a casual dining experience including a wide selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails, and a friendly wine list.

Located in the historic neighborhood of San Marco just minutes away from downtown’s Southbank, the restaurant is close to businesses, local attractions, medical facilities, and within walking distance from area hotels. Kitchen on San Marco also supports Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, where a staff of professional chefs provide a learning lab and teaching establishment for culinary and pastry arts students in Jacksonville.

Poe's Tavern

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Named in honor of the talented and troubled author Edgar Allan Poe, Poe's Tavern is an American gastropub offering 50+ beers with an emphasis on craft, high gravity and local/regional selections. Poe's is best known for its gourmet hamburgers - ground in-house and cooked to order - and its hand-cut french fries. Other popular items include fish tacos, quesadillas, entree-size salads, Edgar's Drunken Chili and the daily Market Fish and Burger specials.

Restaurant Medure

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Restaurant Medure features fresh seafood and game, along with seasonal sides, prepared with flavors and techniques from the Mediterranean, Asia and around the world. House-made pastas and desserts are a highlight as is a four course tasting menu created nightly by their culinary team. Be sure to arrive early for a stop at the bar before being seated. An assortment of seasonal shrubs and tinctures showcase Restaurant Medure's commitment to quality, innovation and culinary creativity.

The Bearded Pig BBQ

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The Bearded Pig is a Southern BBQ Joint and Beer Garden located on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville.  Their space is clean, modern and tastefully casual. Walk-up service, comfort food with honest ingredients and local craft beer taps make it equally perfect for a casual business lunch or a family-friendly dinner. The Bearded Pig takes pride in the cooking traditions of the South and they make the best BBQ, period.

The Floridian

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The Floridian's goal is somewhat simple: make really great food using local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients as much as possible, and provide guests with a comfortable, casual atmosphere in which their food can be enjoyed.  The result is innovative Southern Fare for omnivores, herbivores and locavores, and a restaurant that proudly serves regionally-inspired and locally-sourced cuisine. Casual dining for lunch and dinner 6 days a week.

 

Cafes & Bistros, Coffee & Tea Houses, Coffee Roasters

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

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Bold Bean Coffee is known for sourcing, roasting and serving outstanding coffee. For them, it's all about a process and the experience. Coffee excites and inspires them -- and patrons can taste it in every cup. They source for clarity, sweetness and uniqueness, then roast to highlight a bean's best characteristics. That, and they aspire to make people happy. (Okay, okay. Really happy).  Discover how wonderful coffee can be when done right. Ask for more information when you visit any one of their shops across town. 

Chocolatiers & Confectioneries, Food Carts, Stands & Trucks, Ice Cream Shops, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Bold City Pops

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Florida natives selling farm-fresh, boldly flavored ice pops from their vintage camper. Make them part of your next bold story! Bold City Pops will travel to weddings, office parties, special events, or employe appreciation days. Visit their camper, tell them your story, and you could win a free pop. 

Cafes & Bistros, Restaurants

Cafe Karibo

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Located inside a charming historic building on Third Street in downtown Fernandina Beach, Cafe Karibo boasts an eclectic palette of colors and furnishings that adds to the relaxed ambiance of this Amelia Island eatery.  A large garden patio shaded by huge oak trees invites guests to a enjoy fresh, fun fare in a friendly, relaxed setting. Veggie burgers are made in-house -- a delicious, savory must-try. Many vegetarian-friendly options. 

Catering & Meal Delivery

Catering by Liz Grenamyer

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Founded by local restaurateur, Chef Liz Grenamyer in 1993, Catering by Liz Grenamyer is a team of talented culinary professionals with a reputation for fine cuisine, elegant décor and extraordinary service. Specializing in all types of occasions -- they are a full-service catering firm that also offers gourmet food to-do daily at their King Street location, Bottega by Liz Grenamyer, in addition to maintaining an Italian farmhouse-inspired event space, Bella Sera by Liz Grenamyer, for various events. From an incredible cadre of servers to talented chefs and an amazing event coordination team, their culinary expertise is, at once, creative, fresh and hard to beat.

Bakeries & Patisseries, Cafes & Bistros

Community Loaves Bakery

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Community Loaves is a neighborhood bakery in Murray Hill, Jacksonville. It started in 2011 as an organic bike-delivered subscription bakery. Sarah, one of the founders, and Meredith, the other half of the baking duo, met in the fall of 2012 when Meredith moved home to Jacksonville. Sarah was looking for a new baking partner and Meredith had just completed an apprenticeship at an organic sourdough bakery in England. Sarah has since moved along and Meredith now runs the show. They bake organic, sourdough bread and whole grain pastries daily at their Bread Shop, and also serve sandwiches, organic coffee and tea, amongst other goodies. Open Tuesday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 9 - 3 pm. 

Farms, Orchards & Mills

Congaree and Penn Farm

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Congaree and Penn is known for rice; they grow Jupiter medium grain in six Japanese style rice paddies, but that's not all they've got up their sleeves. They are currently nurturing over 800 Mayhaw seedlings to make into cider, and they've got muscadine grape vines growing between their rice paddies too. Visit their website periodically to register for one of their farm tours, and look for their tent at a farmers market near you. 

Gyo Greens Farm

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All produce in the Gyo Greens greenhouse is grown naturally, without the use of pesticides. While known for their microgreens, they also provide fresh, seasonal produce such as spinach, cucumbers and herbs, along with educational classes for community groups and students upon request. The farm is open to the public on Tuesday afternoon between 2 - 5 pm.

Oils & Spices, Specialty & Artisanal Shops, Tea Purveyors

Cultivate Tea & Spice

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Cultivate's blends are locally produced in small batches by passionate artisans to ensure a quality product every time! Cultivate Tea and Spice company is a family-run business that sells a variety of tea and spice blends, including native Yaupon tea, which they harvest themselves. Yaupon is North America's only naturally caffeinated plant, and lucky for us, Cultivate crafts it for our cups. 

CSAs & Farm Boxes, Farms, Orchards & Mills

Down to Earth Farm

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Down to Earth Farm is a small, sustainable farm on the west side of Jacksonville. Their goal is to grow healthy, delicious veggies in a manner that is gentle on our planet. This means using compost and OMRI listed products instead of chemical fertilizers to feed our plants, using organic potting soil, and fighting bugs and disease with responsible techniques such as crop rotation and regular scouting. They use no chemical pesticides or herbicides.

Providing over 50 different types of produce and other items from November to June. Selection includes Arugula, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Sungold Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Tatsoi, Arugula, Spaghetti Squash, Blueberries, Cucumbers, Crookneck Squash, Sunflower & Sweet Pea Microgreens, Potatoes, Basil, Sorrel, Scarlet Kale and more. Farm fresh eggs also available for purchase!

Art & Entertainment, Bees & Honey, Cheese & Dairy, Event Venue, Farm Markets & Stands, Farmers Markets, Food Carts, Stands & Trucks

Farmers Row at Riverside Arts Market

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From produce to fresh local honey, artisan breads to savory herbs, delicious baked goods to unusual plants, RAM's robust farmers' market is the freshest place in town. Featuring great local farms such as Down to Earth, Congaree and Penn, Bacon's and Kings Kountry among others, Farmer's Row is a farmer-focused market and items available from vendors are primarily sourced right from their own farms.

Farmers Markets

Fernandina Beach Farmers Market

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The Fernandina Beach Market Place, is a true farmers’ market located on N. 7th Street in the historic district of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.  The farmers’ market is open EVERY Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year round, rain or shine.  Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday, the market also features local arts & crafts by talented artisans from the community.  

Flagler Beach Farmers' Market

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Open every Friday and Saturday from 7:30-1:00, with fresh Florida produce, seafood, plants, honey, baked good, handcrafted items and more. One block away from the ocean. EBT/SNAP tokens accepted at qualified vendors. Wireless EBT now available.

Jacksonville Farmers Market

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With a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood and other culinary delights, Jacksonville Farmers Market offers a unique shopping experience for any age.  Enjoy the open air and festive market atmosphere as you stroll each of the outdoor bays. The Jacksonville Farmers Market is known best for its featured ethnic and imported specialty items that are not only unique but sometimes also rare and typically hard to find. If you're looking strictly for locally-grown food, be sure to inquire with vendors at this market. Many offerings are not grown by local farmers.

Open every day dawn to 6pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and closes early on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Salt Air Farmers Market

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At Salt Air Farmer's Market in St. Augustine, you'll find fresh produce, bread, seafood, cheese, honey, eggs, jams & jellies, along with homemade, non-food items, local artwork, music, and scented candles. New products and vendors added regularly. Every Sunday 10 am-2 pm.

Wednesday Market at St. Johns County Pier

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The Wednesday Market is a unique and enjoyable shopping experience at the St. Johns County Pier Park in St Augustine Beach.  The Market is sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association.  Anywhere from 60 to 80 vendors participate each Wednesday morning year round from 8 AM until 12:30 PM.  Vendors display an array of produce, prepared foods, local seafood, art, crafts, jewelry and fair trade goods. 

Fish Markets, Fisheries & CSFs, Restaurants

Flagler Fish Company

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A combination restaurant and retail market, people come to The FFC from around the region and beyond for a taste of the freshest seafood available. With great relationships with local fishermen, you can find more than 20 types of fresh fish and seafood daily.

Bakeries & Patisseries, Cafes & Bistros, Delicatessen, Restaurants

Focaccia

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Focaccia is an authentic ‘pizzeria al taglio’ and ‘focacceria’, where everything is prepared and served as it is in Rome, Italy. Following the tradition of Roman ‘pizza al taglio’, the pizzas are prepared as rectangles, and come with a wide range of toppings, meaning that everyone can find their favorite.

CSAs & Farm Boxes, Farm Markets & Stands, Farmers Markets

Frog Song Organics

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The goal of Frog Song Organics is to improve access to healthy food and create jobs in our community. They grow a diverse range of certified organic fruits and vegetable crops that feed their CSA membership in addition to supplying local restaurants, local grocers and farmers markets. 

Learn more about Frog Song Organics' CSA program by clicking here. 

Farm Markets & Stands, Groceries & Markets

Front Porch Pickings

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Being busy doesn't mean you can't provide your family with access to produce available seasonally in our region. Front Porch Pickings is a delivery service that bring fresh fruits and veggies, along with local artisan goods, to homes and offices throughout Central and Northeast Florida. Their mission is to connect local farms to our community by offering the freshest produce to customers while still providing farmers with a fair price for their incredibly hard work. In our book, this is a real win-win.

Bakeries & Patisseries

Great Harvest Bread Company

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Before owning Great Harvest Jacksonville, Owner Lorenda Tiscornia was an educator who always longed to own her own community-based business. Her store on the southside provides fresh-baked bread and pastries made from grains ground in-house to customers daily. Like all Great Harvest locations nationally, wheat is sourced from family farms in Montana.

Luli's Cupcakes

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Hand-crafted cakes, cupcakes and treats for every palate (with gluten-free and vegan options too). Perfect for weddings, events, or an afternoon pick-me-up. Luli's also offers monthly frosting classes for the curious do-it-yourselfers. Looking for something a little bit salty and a little bit sweet? Try Breakfast in Bed:  a cinnamon roll cake with pecans, cream cheese frosting, bacon and a drizzle of orange maple syrup made daily for their case. 

My Grandmother's Pie

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My Grandmother's Pie makes real artisan baked good and hand-crafted foods with honest ingredients you can trust. From pies and galettes to fresh, seasonal fruit curds and spreads -- you can find them weekly at Beaches Green Market, monthly at Jaxon's Night Market and at various pop-ups, festivals and events around town. 

Cafes & Bistros, Ice Cream Shops, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Hyppo Pops

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The Hyppo produces handmade gourmet ice pops from fresh fruits and herbs. The flavors may be uncommon, but the vibrancy and freshness are uncommonly good. These pops change lives.

Breakfast & Bruncheries, Cafes & Bistros, Coffee & Tea Houses

Juniper Market

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Juniper Market serves up prepared foods, baked goods, coffee, wine and more from their bright and cheery location in St. Augustine's Gray 1908 building on San Marco street. Their food is locally sourced when possible, seasonal, vegan-friendly and environmentally focused. Ask any local and they'll tell you -- house-made trail cookies and a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich are a must-try!  A tastefully curated array of artisan food gifts, pantry items and paintings is also available on-site. 

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Catering & Meal Delivery, Restaurants

Matthew's Restaurant

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For over a decade, Matthew's Restaurant in San Marco has been one of Northeast Florida's most distinctive, innovative and elegant restaurants. Chef Matthew Medure has set the standard in fine dining with his unique menu options, impeccable service and attention to detail. Their staff is at your service and attentive to every detail. The menu is carefully considered each day to surprise and entertain your palate and to satisfy every distinctive taste. There is a dress code in their dining room: no shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, tattered jeans or beachwear.

Groceries & Markets, Juices & Juice Bars, Oils & Spices, Retail - Food

Native Sun Markets

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Native Sun believes consumers have the right to know the ingredients and processes used to make the foods they eat and products they buy. Their research and education programs aims to foster and grow a local community that makes informed food choices.  Native Sun verifies the origin of product ingredients with written documentation and routine updates. They also confirm the processes used to convert those ingredients into the products on their shelves. Knowing the research has been done behind every every product enables consumers to shop Native Sun with confidence.

Farm Markets & Stands

Nocatee Farmers Market

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Held the 3rd Saturday of the Month from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, the Nocatee Farmers Market is full of activities, shows and demonstrations for the entire family. With more than 80 vendors and so much to do, everyone is sure to have a great time. This market offers less fresh produce than other area markets, but there are lots of homemade jams, jellies, home baked goods, hand stitched quilts, plants, art and pottery items. There is also a tasty array of prepared food offerings including local St. Augustine crab cakes, smoked BBQ, kettle corn, pulled pork BBQ and Kona shaved ice.  

Orange Park Farmers' Market

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Created in 2012, the Orange Park Farmers' and Arts' Market runs from 10 am - 3 pm on the first Sunday of each month. In January and July, the market is held the second Sunday. The market is run by The Town of Orange Park Events and Recreation Division, with over 100 vendors on a regular basis that offer a variety of homemade and homegrown products from local merchants, live entertainment, food on site, and a great family atmosphere! You can find nearly anything your heart desires from locally grown produce, local honey, cupcakes, pies, salsa, granola, plants, produce, raw milk, eggs, cheeses, hand crafted jewelry, bird houses, pottery pieces, didgeridoos, soaps, and many many more handcrafted items!

The market is located on the busy corner of US17 and Kingsley Ave. 2042 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073. This is an outdoor market and sometimes due to inclement weather the market may be closed. Just look for the large yellow signs!

Suggested parking is at CVS/Winn Dixie, then use the pedestrian crosswalks to enter the market. There is also parking at Town Hall off of US 17 and Smith St and Kingsley Ave- both of these areas offer limited parking.

Cafes & Bistros, Juices & Juice Bars

Nourish Juice Cafe

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Nourish Juice Café offers made to order creative juice cocktails, smoothies and superfoods that are organic, vegan and gluten free. This beautifully bright and cheery shop is the perfect place to start the day and also makes for a great mid-day getaway. 

Farm Markets & Stands, Groceries & Markets, Oils & Spices, Retail - Food, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Olive My Pickle

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Olive My Pickle is a family-run business headquartered in Jacksonville by founders Shai and Charlotte Tzabari. They offer fermented pickle products using old-world artisan techniques and vegetables sourced from Florida, along with olives from around the world and scratch-made vegan snacks. You can find their products at natural food stores throughout the region or at local farmers markets in St. Augustine and Jacksonville. They also sell products online, if you run short on time. 

Hotels, Inns & B&Bs, Travel & Leisure

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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Recently remodeled, the hotel features luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, championship golf, a full-service spa, and family-friendly activities.

Chef Daven Wardynski leads their culinary team -- providing vision and leadership to all dining locations on premise, in addition being the energy and creative force behind the Sprouting Project, a must-see aquaponic operation that offers intimate southern-inspired farm dinners on a regular basis.

Food Distributors, Groceries & Markets

Palmetto Organics

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Palmetto Organics is a home produce delivery service run by two chefs who truly believe in what they do. Their company makes the safest, most environmentally and ethically responsible decisions possible, while still focusing on freshness and, most importantly, taste. They strive for accessibility and convenience for their customers with a goal of spreading opportunities for health and wellness through awareness of food and lifestyle choices. 

 

Restaurants, Travel & Leisure

Restaurant Nineteen

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NINETEEN features a creative array of freshly prepared American and Continental cuisine in a warm, inviting ambience. Menus change seasonally to take advantage of the freshest local fare, with options ranging from wasabi crusted tuna, filet mignon to Florida grouper. The 2,550 square-foot restaurant’s outdoor verandah offers panoramic views of the expansive presentation lawn and both the 9th and 18th holes. NINETEEN is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

CSAs & Farm Boxes

Ruffled Feathers Farm

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Seasonal CSA membership available to purchase eggs and broiler chickens. Request information in early October for purchase of Thanksgiving turkeys.

For more information on Ruffled Feathers Farm's CSA program, click here

 

Cooking Classes, Programs & Schools, Event Venue, Farm Markets & Stands, Groceries & Markets

Rype & Readi Farm Market

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Open seven days a week, Rype & Readi farm market carries a variety of local produce, natural and organic foods, bulk products, fresh prepared foods, meats, dairy goods, seafood, and shakes! They also offer seasonal activites for kids and families on the farm, in addition to cooking classes and evening dinner events for food enthusiasts. 

Flowers & Herbs, Gardens & Nurseries

Southern Horticulture

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Southern Horticulture is a family-owned company and garden center that has been serving St. Augustine and St. Johns County since 1979. Each owner has more than 30 years experience in the horticulture industry and can execute both residential and commercial landscapes with ease. They specialize in landscape design and installation, flower beds, irrigation installation, pottery and design accent pieces, and licensed landscape lighting. Mostly, however, we love their fruit tree, vegetable and herb garden offerings that change with the seasons. 

Cafes & Bistros, Oils & Spices, Tea Purveyors

Southern Roots Filling Station

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Southern Roots Filling Station is a cozy eatery on King Street in Jacksonville that offers coffee, bulk food (herbs, tea, spices and prepared foods to-go), along with a creative, plant-based menu made from ingredients sourced with sustainability in mind. They are open 6 days a week (closed Mondays) and serve a breakfast and lunch menu that changes with the seasons. Perfect for a casual lunch or a grab-and-go breakfast, food at Southern Roots is more than just a meal. It's a purchase you can feel good about -- knowing great responsibility and care has been taken in all of their decision-making -- from sourcing to service. 

Bakeries & Patisseries, Coffee & Tea Houses

Swillerbees Craft Donuts

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Swillerbees has innovative recipes like Candied Jalapeno-Sweet Cream, Bourbon Brown Sugar, Matcha Tea and more. Order coffee to go with your pastries; the roasting beans are brought in from six different countries.

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Breakfast & Bruncheries, Cafes & Bistros, Restaurants

The Island Grille

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The Island Grille is an upbeat, classy dining experience with a stellar ocean view and a diverse menu of quality house made foods at affordable prices.

Fish Markets, Fisheries & CSFs

The Seafood Shoppe

Fresh local seafood from area fishermen is made available to retail customers at the Seafood Shoppe near St. Augustine Beach, seven days a week. Most famous for their "St. Augustine Shrimp", locally owned shrimp boats bring their catch from Saint Augustine’s coastal water to the Seafood Shoppe docks 4 or 5 times a week during peak season. More fresh catch can be had from as far out as 250 miles out in the Atlantic. Be sure to inquire what local catch is available, and keep an eye out for favorites like sheepshead, triggerfish, and mullet.

Art & Entertainment, Event Venue

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is an outdoor musical event venue operated by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division. Nestled into a park-like setting on the edge of Anastasia State Park, the Amphitheatre draws musical talent and big-name shows from around the country, providing Northeast Florida with events that makes the region proud. In addition to musical shows, they host a series of community events annually, while helping advocate for sound sustainability practices in business through their Green Hands Initiative.

Bakeries & Patisseries, Breakfast & Bruncheries, Cafes & Bistros, Coffee & Tea Houses

Trasca and Co. Eatery

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Trasca & Co Eatery is located in the Sawgrass Village Shopping Center in Ponte Vedra, and is owned and operated by Ponte Vedra residents Sara Frasca and Travis Trembath. The Eatery specializes in an Italian-inspired sandwich called the Panino, which was invented by Sara’s grandmother Everetta Frasca in 1974 in Colorado. The Eatery focuses on using the most flavorful ingredients to deliver a delicious handcrafted sandwich, in an eclectic, fast-casual setting. A great place for kids!  Delivery to nearby beach locations also available. 

Bakeries & Patisseries, Breakfast & Bruncheries, Cafes & Bistros

Vessel Sandwich Co.

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Savor the amazing flavors of the made-from-scratch, gourmet sandwiches available at Vessel Sandwich Co. This casual, chef-driven restaurant is bringing high-quality beach food and unique beer cocktails to Flagler Beach, Florida.

Juices & Juice Bars

Watts Juicery

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Watts Juicery slings a delicious array of fresh, cold-pressed juices, milks and waters from their bright, cheerful juicery location in Jax Beach. From their founder's inspiring story of why she began the business to their constant committment to being involved in their community and giving back, you can feel good about every last sip of their product, including the a burst of natural energy it's likely to bring.  

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