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.

  • pancake mix

    Rype & Readi Buttermilk Pancake Mix

    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 [...]

  • notecards

    Note Cards by Michele Erickson

    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!

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    Organic Kabocha Squash

    A type of winter squash, the kabocha squash is also known as the Japanese pumpkin. In Japan, kabocha can refer either to this specific kind of squash but also to the western pumpkin. Prized for [...]

  • Organic Sweet Dumpling Squash

    Sweet dumpling squash, also known as winter squash, is unique for its hard, thick skin. With flavors ranging from nutty to somewhat sweet, this squash is packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A, making it nutritious [...]

  • pancake mix

Rype & Readi Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Our very own Rype & Readi Buttermilk Pancake mix is what you need to make [...]

  • notecards

Note Cards by Michele Erickson

Michele Erickson is an experienced educator, a children's author, and a talented artist. We are [...]

  • organic kabocha squash

Organic Kabocha Squash

A type of winter squash, the kabocha squash is also known as the Japanese pumpkin. [...]

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

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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

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Gallery

Mari

Sweet as pie!

Ariel

She loves our barn spiders and is our resident tour guide!!

Jessica

Our horse stall mucker and general all around gal!

Lilli

Our master Gardner and all around plant person!

Ashley

Smart as a tack, our gal is great!!  She just can’t always see things that are right in front of her…

Chelsea

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

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!