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.

  • penne lane

    Penne Lane Pasta Sauces

    (frozen, no preservatives or fillers) - Vodka Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Basil Pesto Just select your favorite Penne Lane pasta, add your favorite Penne Lane pasta sauce, a freshly baked loaf of bread with [...]

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    Udi’s Gluten-Free Bagels and Pizza Crusts

    Don't waste another bite on bland, crumbly, and tasteless food. That's why we create delicious gluten free food to help put a smile on your face. Udi's is the #1 gluten free foods brand in [...]

  • mt. vikos

    Mt. Vikos Artichoke Spread, Roasted Eggplant Spread & Kalamata Olive Spread

    Inspired by the Greek lifestyle of good living, Mt. Vikos brings beauty and ancient wisdom to the modern-day menu. Created with ingredients that are pure, authentic, and have superior flavor, everyone around the table will [...]

  • Sweety Drop Peppers

    Known as "Sweety Drops," these small, tear-shaped peppers originated in the Peruvian Amazon. Also known as Incan Red Drops, Sweety Drops have a sugar-like sweetness and work well in salads, pizza or pastas, or even [...]

  • penne lane

Penne Lane Pasta Sauces

(frozen, no preservatives or fillers) - Vodka Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Basil Pesto Just [...]

  • udi

Udi’s Gluten-Free Bagels and Pizza Crusts

Don't waste another bite on bland, crumbly, and tasteless food. That's why we create delicious [...]

  • mt. vikos

Mt. Vikos Artichoke Spread, Roasted Eggplant Spread & Kalamata Olive Spread

Inspired by the Greek lifestyle of good living, Mt. Vikos brings beauty and ancient wisdom [...]

Happenings

BBQ, Bonfire and Hayride @ our Elkton Farm

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cooking Class @ Golf Bistro

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Made in St Augustine Fest

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 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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Toulouse Makes A Friend

View book online in Flip Page version: Toulouse Makes A Friend - flipbook version   the story here: Toulouse Makes A Friend   Bonus Materials: Coloring Page - Toulouse, the Goose! Crossword puzzle using vocabulary [...]

Maybe It’s Maybelline

  View book online in Flip Page version: Maybe It's Maybelline - flipbook Bonus Materials: Maybe It's Maybelline - Vocab Words Maybe It's Maybelline - Coloring Page Maybe It's Maybelline - Word Search Maybe It's [...]

  • Boris - nap like you mean it

Boris – Nap Like You Mean It

There is much that goes on behind the scenes at any farm, and the Rype & Readi Farm is no exception. Enjoy this tale of Boris, the Russian Blue cat and longtime resident of Rype [...]

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 [...]

  • pumpkin

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!