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!
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.
Whether you're wanting something with zest or maybe just a little hot, it's tough to beat the quality of Pepper Creek Farms herbs and spices. With a vast array of different options -such as basil, [...]
Great for cocktails or to just add some spice and tartness to any dish, our very own Rype & Readi Datil Pepper Vinegar is a great condiment to keep on hand. Grown primarily right here [...]
Our very own Rype & Readi Buttermilk Pancake mix is what you need to make those delicious flapjacks! Whether it's breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner, there's nothing quite like homemade pancakes made with fresh, quality ingredients. Flour [...]
Michele Erickson is an experienced educator, a children's author, and a talented artist. We are proud to feature her very own artisan note cards here at Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market!
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.
The Other Animals (Our Staff)
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Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries! Tis the season for Northeast Florida’s juiciest and plump blueberries. These blueberries [...]