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.

  • Holiday Garlands, Wreaths and Centerpieces

    We are proud to feature some fantastic holiday Magnolia, Evergreen & Boxwood Garlands, Wreaths and Centerpieces. Sourced and made locally, these beautiful  hand crafted masterpieces will make your holiday table complete. These are by special [...]

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    Stirrings Cocktail Mixes

    Look for Peach Bellini, Mojito, Margarita, Lemon Drop, Pomegranate Martini, Bloody Mary, and Blood Orange at the Market. Featured Recipe: UNDER THE MISTLETOE (This will put you on the 'nice list') A delicious holiday cocktail you [...]

  • Ariston balsamic vinegar

    Ariston Balsamic Gift Bottles

    These special Balsamic gift bottles are made of hand-blown glass. The Balsamic Vinegar is organic. Ariston's History For more than 300 years, the Ariston family has been growing, producing, bottling, and distributing the best extra [...]

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    Muffin Lane

    A local company has answered the call for vegan and gluten-free muffins. Muffin Lane is so new that their website is still under construction. That doesn't stop our customers for clamoring for these favorites: Cranberry Orange [...]

Holiday Garlands, Wreaths and Centerpieces

We are proud to feature some fantastic holiday Magnolia, Evergreen & Boxwood Garlands, Wreaths and [...]

  • stirrings

Stirrings Cocktail Mixes

Look for Peach Bellini, Mojito, Margarita, Lemon Drop, Pomegranate Martini, Bloody Mary, and Blood Orange [...]

  • Ariston balsamic vinegar

Ariston Balsamic Gift Bottles

These special Balsamic gift bottles are made of hand-blown glass. The Balsamic Vinegar is organic. [...]

Happenings

Christmas Party ACFCHEFS

December 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cathedral Parish School Field Trip

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

BBQ, Bonfire & Hayride @ our Elkton Farm

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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The Animals Become Art Critics

It was a bright and sunny day on the Rype & Readi Farm Market. Though, perhaps even more than that, it was a beautiful and perfect day; a day where the light hit everything just [...]

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Bailey’s Blind Date

It was a bright and sunny- “Si-i-i-i-igh...” ...or... not? Currently, on this... dreary and dismal day, Bailey was hanging around a corner of her son’s pen, staring off at the horizon and letting loose long, [...]

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Lame Duck

It was a bright and sunny day at the Rype & Readi Farm Market. The sun was shining, the breeze was crisp and clear, and all the animals on the Market were enjoying the absolutely [...]

The Other Animals (Our Staff)

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More about our Partners, Farmers and Chefs

  • chestnut

The Curious History of Chestnuts

Evidence of the cultivation of the chestnut by man is found since around 2000 BC.  It [...]

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Cinderella Pumpkins

Once upon a time there lived a woman in a smallish town with a smallish [...]

  • 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 [...]

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

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!