Downtown Farm Market 2017-08-10T15:33:48+00:00

Throughout its 100-plus-year history, the location of the Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market – a prime location in Lincolnville, a historic district of St. Augustine, Florida — has served as a transfer station, stagecoach garage, and horse stables.

Fast forward and the location now has the flair of a European village marketplace where local residents, amateur cooks, and professional chefs can stroll through the aisles, shelves, and dairy cases and pick through the daily offerings to create one-of-a-kind tasty meals.

Here you’ll find an array of fresh, locally grown, and organic vegetables that you might be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Each season brings its own specialties to the market: strawberries, cherries, and asparagus in spring and early summer; blueberries and melons later in the summer; mushrooms, apples, and pears in the autumn; and oranges, nuts, and root vegetables in winter. Also featured are cheeses and yogurts from local dairy farms; fresh, seasonal fruits; artisan breads; homemade fruit and ice cream shakes, and specialty items such as Honey Crystals and Madagascar Vanilla Extract.

Even when you are not on the lookout for anything in particular, an inspiring stroll around this market will awaken your taste buds. Cooking demonstrations by local professional chefs are frequently conducted. Sign up for our weekly e-news to be alerted of all the special things we have in store for you!

Products

Fresh from the garden means better tasting, more nutrient-rich foods for you and your family! You’ll love our selection of locally grown foods, from our own garden and many of the other fine gardens in St. Johns and surrounding counties. In addition, we’re constantly on the lookout for some of the most unusual and hard-to-find culinary products from around the world. We think you’ll enjoy the ever-changing selections we invite you to peruse.

  • grilled chicken

    Prepared Foods

    Following Hurricane Irma, Rype & Readi began offering prepared meals to the community. They were so well received, that we're making it permanent! We now offer freshly prepared salads every day. Please note that selections [...]

  • apples

    Apples

    Take an autumnal tour through the Market and enjoy this icon of health. You'll find several different varieties, including these: Fuji: Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very [...]

  • delicata squash

    Delicata Squash

    Delicata squash is a winter squash, and as its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate rind or skin. It is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash. Delicata squash is most commonly baked, but [...]

  • Gluten Free Pasta!

    RP's Pasta Company Gluten Free Pasta's now available at Rype and Readi! RP’s founder Peter Robertson developed this award-winning fresh gluten-free pasta recipe which utilizes brown rice flour as the primary ingredient.  Our certified fresh [...]

  • grilled chicken

Prepared Foods

Following Hurricane Irma, Rype & Readi began offering prepared meals to the community. They were [...]

  • apples

Apples

Take an autumnal tour through the Market and enjoy this icon of health. You'll find [...]

  • delicata squash

Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is a winter squash, and as its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate [...]

Happenings

Third Annual Scarecrow Building Contest

September 15 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 6:00 pm

Cataplana Cooking Class with Chef Gareth Alonso

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Haunted Mansion @ the Downtown Farm Market

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - October 21 @ 9:30 pm

Paint Your Pumpkin!

October 7 @ 9:30 am - October 22 @ 12:00 pm

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The Animals

Have you ever met a Babydoll Sheep? We have some of the sweetest registered Olde English Miniature Babydoll Southdown sheep, from an ancient breed with sweet, teddy bear faces. Our resident goats are friendly, inquisitive, and playful. Our donkeys, Monty and Clyde, ask that we please give them an equally high billing. All in all, we have several varieties of farm animals, each with their own unique personality. We invite you to follow along and get to know all of them better by following our weekly stories of the escapades of the R&R motley crew! Sign up for the newsletter and never miss a story. Most include downloadable coloring pages and/or mazes for extra fun.

Never Give Up

It was... honestly not a good day at the Rype & Readi Farm Market, and it had nothing to do with the current weather. In all honesty, it wasn’t a good day for Saint Augustine [...]

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The Ice Cream Escapade

It was... technically a warm and sunny day at the Rype & Readi Farm Market. The word ‘technically’ is used here due to the fact that the descriptors utilized are somewhat inaccurate, though not necessarily [...]

  • Ducky

Ducky Visits Whetstone Chocolates

It was a dark, gloomy, absolutely no-good day at the Rype & Readi Farm Market. ...actually, that’s not quite right. In reality, the sun was shining quite brightly on the market, and the temperature was [...]

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The Other Animals (Our Staff)

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More about our Partners, Farmers and Chefs

  • Featured gourd by Rhonda Burns

Decorative Gourds

What can you do with a common gourd? Gourds come in all sizes and shapes, [...]

  • Blueberries

Dan’s the Man for North Florida’s Best Blueberries

Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries! Tis the season for Northeast Florida’s juiciest and plump blueberries. These blueberries [...]

Agritourism

In the May 2017 Issue of Florida Grower How Florida Growers Are Agritaining and Gaining by [...]

The History of Genetically Modified Foods

The History of Genetically Modified Foods will help clarify why modification was even started. http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2015/from-corgis-to-corn-a-brief-look-at-the-long-history-of-gmo-technology/ [...]

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Recipes

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Videos

Cooking Class Birthday Party

Clam Bake Cooking Class with Chef Ryan Ruffell

Peach Avocado Salad

Thyme and Sea Salt French Fries

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Gallery

Gordon

A long time chef, tour guide and roamer of the united states, Gordon has been around the block and knows where the bodies are buried.

Ashley

Flagler Student and happy child, this lovely gal sings with the best of them!

Rhiannon

Our newest recruit – A Flagler student, nature lover and all around nice gal.

Mac

A Flagler Student peeking in on turtles and other critters….  or something like that!

Lillie

Lillie our longest running employee!!  Yea Lillie – we love this gal, always chipper and smiling!

Jennifer

Downtown market manager, Jennifer has a degree in Culinary Arts, makes websites like the one you are on now and try’s to keep all the animals in line!