Fresh Local Flavors on City Island
Located just across the river from the shops, restaurants, attractions and services along scenic Beach Street, our popular Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 1 p.m at the City Island parking lot next to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The Farmers’ Market is a “must-see” if you love fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, baked goods, seafood and local food.
Interested in becoming a vendor at the Farmers’ Market? Download the Vendor Application and Regulations.
Summer time = Sweet Corn on the Cob, Juicy Watermelon & Pineapple!!!
Come out Saturday Morning from 7AM-1PM, to Daytona’s beautiful City Island (Daytona Beach).and get fresh, local grown, sweet corn… No summer Bar-B-Q is complete with it… You’ll be glad you did!!
A scenic walk across the Magnolia bridge and you can stroll the brick inlayed sidewalks, shop exclusive stores (owned by small local businesses), eat lunch made fresh daily (featuring different cuisines) at the many family restaurants all at the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
Make a day rediscovering Downtown Daytona Beach Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach and Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market!!
For more information on the Farmers Market, please call Noelene Foster at 386-671-8189
Long Time Farmers Market Vendor
Macker Seafood has been in the City Island Farmers’ Market for almost four years providing the freshest local seafood available. Johnny Macker started harvesting shell fish, clams and oysters 37 years ago and his sons Tristan and John continue the tradition off the coast at Matanzas Inlet just north of Marineland. They also harvest and sell fresh local flounder, sheepshead, blue crab and pompano. In addition to selling seafood in the City Island Farmers’ Market you can purchase their seafood all week at 600 Mason Avenue, Suite 100, Daytona Beach.
Cooking Demonstrations come to the Farmer’s Market
L00K at what’s happening at the Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market hosting the Mainland High School Academy of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students will arrive every Saturday @ 9:30AM-11AM for cooking demonstrations for the next several weeks.
The Academy of Hospitality and Culinary Arts is designed to prepare students for life after high school in the hospitality and tourism industry. The curriculum is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF). The tracks offered in this academy are culinary arts and lodging and tourism. The instructors of the academy, Jason Kester and Troy Logan, are dedicated to helping students learn any concept relating to food, hospitality, and business. This academy provides the opportunity to earn the following professional industry certifications: SafeStaff Food Handlers Certification, ServSafe Food Manager Certification, and ProStart Certification.
The “Sweetheart Trail” is a multi-use pathway for traffic-free travel that offers such amenities like contemporary shaded awnings which complement the beauty of Daytona Beach’s riverfront. The “Sweetheart Trail” runs along the Halifax River, which has always been a major transportation corridor and economic resource for the Daytona Beach area. Across from the trail, in the city’s downtown area, there many trendy and unique eateries and boutique shops.
The trail is part of Daytona Beach’s section of the East Coast Greenway, a 2,900-mile-long shared-use trail between Calais, Maine, and Key West, Florida. The trail enters Daytona Beach at Sickler Park, under the Seabreeze Bridge, and continues south to Beville Road (see map). By using existing sidewalk where possible and strategically finding state grant dollars, the project has made rapid progress and future sections are now in the design phase.
What’s in a name?
sweetheart logoDuring the Industrial Revolution and the golden century of yachting, the warm waters of the Halifax River enticed a northern, wealthy business magnate, Charles Grover Burgoyne and his wife Mary Therese MacCauley Burgoyne to retire to Daytona Beach in 1894.
The “Sweetheart Trail” is named after the 75-foot yacht owned by the Burgoynes. The Sweetheart was built from cypress and pine in 1898 on City Island, providing jobs during hard economic times.
The Sweetheart frequently cruised the Halifax River, departing from what is now the Magnolia Street Bridge. Charles Burgoyne, who was also mayor and commodore of the Halifax River Yacht Club, was often seen with friends in the early morning hours having breakfast aboard the Sweetheart while enjoying the romance and adventure of the river.