Jacksonville Farmers Market
The “buy local” movement is in full-swing, with farmers markets sprouting up in areas throughout Jacksonville. Visit Jacksonville Farmers Market for a taste of fresh local produce, baked goods, and other artisanal delights. With over 200 vendors, the Jacksonville Farmers Market is the oldest still-operating outdoor farmers market in Florida. Since 1938, this historic market
has offered fresh produce, herbs, and local favourites like the famous Mayport shrimp. Browse crafts and handmade goods by local artisans or stop by Andy’s Farmers Market Grill for breakfast, lunch, or a quick to-go snack. The Jacksonville Farmers Market is minutes away from downtown. Hours: Daily from dawn to dusk.
Jacksonville Landing Market
Don’t miss dozens of vendors selling locally grown produce, baked goods, plants, pottery, arts and crafts, and much more at the Jacksonville Landing Market. It is conveniently located in downtown Jacksonville by the St. Johns River. Hours: Fridays from 10am to 2pm.
The Riverside Arts Market
Food, music, and the arts combine at the Riverside Arts Market. The farmers market stands feature local produce,
bread, gourmet spreads, cheeses, and more. Listen to live music and cruise the aisles of local artists, handmade wares, and tasty treats. The market is just a 15-minute walk from downtown or you can ride there on the water taxi or the Riverside Trolley. Hours: Saturdays from March through December, 10am to 4pm.
Beaches Green Market
Vendors at this market focus on sustainable products and consumer education. Look for organic coffee, fresh flowers, desserts, green crafts, natural pet treats, native plants, local beef, and in-season produce. The Beaches Green Market is held at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach, where A1A and Florida Blvd meet. The park also offers picnic facilities and a playground. Hours: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm.
Trendy Boutiques in Jacksonville
Be sure to visit San Marco, a quaint walkable neighbourhood located five minutes south of downtown Jacksonville, with plenty of boutiques and antiques shopping. Stop by the Peterbrooke Chocolatier and get a free sample of their homemade chocolate-covered popcorn, their signature snack. The San Marco Bookstore is another local favourite, where you can find an assortment of collectible and rare books. Treasures from the past can be found at Rusted off San Marco Blvd. For the latest fashion trends, stop by Olive, Rosie True, or Reve. Come back for dinner, since the San Marco dining district features some of the best chefs in the city; try Matthew’s, Taverna or Bistro AIX.
Stroll the oak-lined avenues of historic Avondale, one of the nation’s largest National Register of Historic Districts. A variety of specialty boutiques, fine galleries, and gourmet eateries cater to the upscale shopper. Choose from more than 45 stores featuring children’s clothing, women’s accessories, fine art, and antiques. For the latest fashions, check out J. Ashley Boutique, GottaHaveIt!, or Ellie Bing Clothing. If you’ve got little ones, stop by Willies for Kids for clothing, high-end baby accessories and trinkets. If you build up an appetite, then the red velvet and chocolate mousse cupcakes at Let Them Eat Cake will be waiting for you!
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