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.

  • Tamarind

    Tamarind

    The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains an edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. The hard green pulp of a young fruit is considered by many to be too sour, but is often used as [...]

  • Corn

    Organic Bi-Colored Corn

    Locally grown and organic! Bicolor corn is the best of both worlds together -- a mix of both white and yellow kernels on one cob. Good quality bi-color corn has full, evenly formed ears with straight [...]

  • pickles

    Redneck Pantry Pickles

    Sliced and spiced by hand, we offer all of the flavor & savor of the South that we can fit in a jar! Our peck o’pickles are picked and packed in 32 oz. jars. Once you [...]

  • Ciabatta Bread

      Ciabatta was created in 1982 by a baker in Verona, Veneto, Italy, due in large part to the popularity of French baguettes. Ciabatta is rather broad, elongated, and flat, and is baked in many [...]

  • Tamarind

Tamarind

The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains an edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. The [...]

  • Corn

Organic Bi-Colored Corn

Locally grown and organic! Bicolor corn is the best of both worlds together -- a mix [...]

  • pickles

Redneck Pantry Pickles

Sliced and spiced by hand, we offer all of the flavor & savor of the [...]

Happenings

Scarecrow Building Contest 2018

September 22 @ 9:30 am - October 14 @ 12:30 pm

Pumpkin Patch 2018

October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 6:00 pm

Haunted Barn 2018

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 28 @ 9:30 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.

  • Cocoa and Coffee

Cocoa and Coffee Get Makeovers!

  View book in flipbook: Cocoa and Coffee Get Makeovers   Download pdf version of book: Cocoa and Coffee Get Makeovers    

  • Clyde saves the farm

Clyde Saves the Farm

View book online in Flip Page version: Clyde Saves the Farm Download the story here: Clyde Saves the Farm - pdf version

  • lamb glam

The Day the Goats Discovered Lamb Glam

View book online in Flip Page version: The Day the Goats Discovered Lamb Glam - flipbook version Download your materials here: Goats Discover Lamb Glam - pdf version Bonus Materials: Goats Discover Lamb Glam - [...]

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 [...]

  • 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/ [...]

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

Chelsea

OMG – what can we say – fun loving and happy – Chelsea is our gal

Bri

Our Resident goof-ball. You will always have a good time with Bri. And she’s a chef!!

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!