Kind Words from Loyal Customers!Wonderful people, out of this
world produce, breads, flowers -- you name it -- and inexpensive
parking. I look forward to going there every Saturday. A wonderful meet
and greet experience too. Best thing to come to the beaches in a long
Our Beaches Green Market has
great local produce, live music, great people, its a stop on the local
trolley and just a bike ride away for everyone in the beaches
community. There is great food at a great price! It just makes you feel
Great local, organic and neighborhood foods.
The Beaches Green Market has a great variety of local foods and goods
for sale every weekend. It's easily accessible to everyone and always
makes for a great Saturday afternoon.
They have worked very hard to bring a farmers market and community
garden to the beach area, and have done a great job with it!
They offer a great selection of local and organic produce, natural
products and thay offer music and entertainment on top of it. Saturdays
are actually my favorite day of the week beacuse I get to spend a great
afternoon at the market. Keep up the great job.
Beaches Green Market stays true to the "Farmers Market" concept as it
limits itself to selling produce from small farms. One is usually
buying directly from the farmer. In our area a Farmers Market is a
rarity abd this one exeeds expectations with a great selection of
produce and a wonderful sense of community. It is wonderful to see
something like this happening in our area!
Great neighborhood gathering place with a large variety of goods,
including some of the best fruits and vegetables anywhere
I am a grower that sells at Beaches Green Market, the market manager
and the consumers at this market are by far the best I have worked
with. Enough good stuff can not be said about Gretchen and the job she
has done for the local farmers in the Jacksonville area. The consumers
are the best, they know and understand the work, blood, sweat and tears
we put into the produce we grow and they tell us regularly.
Our market is right next to the first community garden ever! in the
The market promotes local foods but best of all, the children in the
area have become involved in growing their own veggies. Thanks to the
organizers of the market, we are reaching the young people of our
community. Through education can we make change that can be past on
through the years.
Because it's in my neighborhood, practically in my backyard and any
support we give to our local market supports our local community!!!
Plus, I love getting fresh produce and yummy goodies every weekend!
The Beaches Green Market offers a great variety of fresh, local, and
organic produce, cheeses, breads, and seafood. The selections inspire
me to create much more interesting meals that are both healthy and
delectable. The farmers are helpful and nice, and the couple that
created the market are amazingly decicated to improving quality of life
in our neighboorhood. Its been so great to be a part of cultivating the
market and adjacent community garden.
The market has brought the community together and works hand and hand
with an organic community garden literally feet away. It truely
benefits the community by bringing a source for local product and
growing appreciation for where your food comes from. Not to mention
they have everything that you could ever need, from fresh local seafood
to organic snow cones!
Since the inception of this Green Market there has been
happier,healthier beach folks.Iam not at the beach but about 7-8 miles
away and make the trip as it is worthwhile for the fresh,pesticide free
veggies,fresh cheese and bread.They have educated the community with
classes and started a community garden.Praises to them to get this
started. Now there are even more markets in the area. However, this is
With humble beginnings, Gretchen and the Beaches Green Market have
proven themselves to be the model market. Too many markets don't have
standards; this one does. They are very choosy in who they allow to
join; prefer organic offerings and true farmers; and offer full
disclosure so consumers know exactly what they're purchasing. In
addition, they care! They have a garden for school children, and do
workshops to show kids how to grow their own food. They offer
workshops, teaching people how to do it on their own. I couldn't ask
for a better market.
They provide a much needed resource for healthier eating and a
healthier lifestyle. I also believe the Green Market has brought a
diverse people together for a greater, common good.
Local produce tastes like real food! I can bike there and get my
goodies. I look forward to it all week. ooooooo! And the farm fresh
eggs! They're the best.
I support my Beaches Green Market for as many reasons as I can count.
The produce, flowers, cheeses and pleasant vendors make even the
hottest Saturday Florida afternoon very special. We have longed for a
local green market ever since we became very spoiled shopping for local
produce in the mountains of North Carolina. And, we are so appreciative
of the efforts of all who make our market and gardens work, we try to
spread the good news to one and all in order to support their hard work
Because the message behind the market is beautiful. We have the power
to chose to support ourselves and our local farmers through their
efforts, and we can learn from them how to grow our own small harvests.
Plus Gretchen is so inspiringly dedicated to making the market the best
it can be, it has turned into a beautiful meeting ground for the
They are the best Green Local Market around and have overcome many
obstacles, working diligently, to provide their local community with
delicious, locally-grown food and a venue for locals to create stronger
community ties. Gretchen and Jonathan are the best!
It really has a family feel. There has been so much effort by a closely
bonded group to get this market up and going. I am amazed how much love
and good energy there is at this market and how quickly it is growing!!
To put it simply, it rocks!!
The atmosphere is festive, it is a great way to see friends, and the produce and related products are a fabulous value!
You can rely on them rain or shine. Part of a whole system supporting
local farming. This market is right next to a vegetable garden where
people can "rent" (it is free) a parcel to grow their
own vegies. They promote growing food in your own backyard and they
have a stand at the BEACHES GREEN MARKET where they tell you how.
It's the best thing to happen to Neptune Beach! I love being able to
support local farmers and get healthy foods. My dog loves the doggie
treats all most as much as I love those little sweet potato pies.
The beaches market provides a diverse collection of vendors. It is a
great place to get locally grown produce. you can even get certified
organic seeds to grow your own!
While most "farmer's markets" here in the area are
really just people selling conventionally grown produce from well known
brands such as Dole, Beaches Green Market only sells locally grown
produce and also has music, handmade soap, crafts, baked goods, etc...
It's a wonderful place to spend a Saturday.
Its an amazing market- all the produce is truly locally grown (you can
meet the friendly farmers and ask them gardening Q's too!) and it has
locally produced value-added products too such as homemade all-natural
soaps and locally blended all-natural teas. No flea-market cheezy stuff
here! (Yea!) Also, the group that runs the Beaches Green Market also
offers gardening workshops and their weekly e-letter also offers yummy
recipes I use with all the local produce & herbs from the
market. This is my favorite market!!!