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Fresh Tastes Best!

By Meaghan Alvarado
Photo by Kate Gardiner


110-A ANASTASIA BOULEVARD • 904-417-0550 • FRESHMARKETISLAND DOT COM


Travel-hungry St. Augustine residents looking for authentic international tastes, and those simply looking for quality ingredients, will find what they’re looking for at Fresh Market Island.

Pieter Nel, originally from South Africa, and Donah Parent, who was born in Canada, joined forces to open up Fresh Market Island in January, 2018. Fresh Market Island sells everything from freshly-baked French baguettes and international cheeses to local Mayport shrimp and Biltong, the South African Beef Jerky that Pieter prepares in-house.

They have a wonderful Venezuelan influence and offer to-go cuisine that is made from scratch. If you go in to pick up something while it’s cooking, the smells will likely entice you to add some of their dishes to your basket.

Fresh Market Island

DONAH PARENT AND PIETER NEL, OWNERS OF FRESH MARKET ISLAND, A SMALL CULINARY SHOP THAT OFFERS SPECIALTY MEATS, CHEESES, BREAD, AND FRESH PRODUCE, AS WELL AS UNIQUE TEXTILES

The meat section of the shop carries the best quality meats. Everything is antibiotic-free, with no preservatives, no hormones, no steroids, and mostly grassfed beef. The pork is from pigs
that are not fed any animal by-products. Whether you’re looking for an organic turkey for your Thanksgiving table, a rack of lamb for the winter holidays, a nice piece of wild salmon, or just a tasty steak for the grill, Fresh Market Island has a premium selection of meats and seafood.

Fresh Market Island recently received the Snail of Approval from Slow Food First Coast. Their
preference for quality-farmed products is visible in the items they stock. You’ll find wines from around the world, local craft beers, Italian beers, South African dried meats, organic chicken and eggs, chowders, gluten-free pasta direct from Italy, meat pies, and more.

Visit Fresh Market Island at 110-A Anastasia Boulevard to check out their choice variety of products, or call them at 904-417-0550.

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