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Sunday Market - Vilano Beach noon-4 Easter Sunday

Happy Easter!

From noon to 4 p.m. today is the first Sunday Market (aka Farmer's Market) at the Vilano Beach Pier. The Sunday Market will be every Sunday from noon - 4 p.m. Come support the community and find fresh produce, desserts, baked goods, on-site cooking, arts, crafts, entertainment and much more. George McGovern will be attending the market from around 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. McGovern has been an advocate for the local farmer and United Nations Food for Peace.

Approximately 40 vendors from Vilano Beach and surrounding areas will be out every Sunday.  Today's grand opening event will feature appearances by the Easter Bunny, so bring the kids!

"The Vilano Beach Pier is an ideal location to host a community market.  It is a beautiful newly renovated area that hasn't been utilized to its full potential.  This location is also extremely convenient for the Vilano Beach residents as well downtown St. Augustine residents and visitors," says Market Manager, Mitch Hall. Mitch Hall is also the Market Manager for the very successful Wednesday Market held at the St. Augustine Pier.

The community has been planning this market for a year and we are excited to have it. The website is still under construction, but will have more photos and info as the event continues to grow. If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor, space is limited, but there a few vendor spaces left.  For vendor and guest information, please contact Mitch at 904-540-8797.  The official website is Please click here for the vendor application.

For more information about Vilano Beach and the Vilano Beach Town Center, please visit

See you at the market!

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • April 12 2009 09:23AM