Fernandina Farmers Market: No More Overpriced 'Vacation Food'

By: Dalia Colon


I spend about $80 a week on breakfast, lunch and dinner for myself and my husband. But on vacation, I can easily spend more than that in one day, for just myself.

What gives?!

When traveling, one way to keep spending in check is to steer clear of tourist-trap restaurants and eat like a local. In the city of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, that means hitting the weekly Fernandina Beach Farmers Market.

There, at the corner of Centre and Seventh streets, you'll find fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods and more. As you nosh on fruits and veggies, dance to the free entertainment and then go for a window-shopping stroll down Centre Street, your wallet – and your waistline – will thank you.

The Fernandina Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get details at 904-491-4872 or FernandinaFarmersMarket.com.

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