Shopping in Fruit Cove

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In 2009, Melissa Garnier opened a small produce co-op, seeking to save money on her grocery bill while providing her five children with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, that co-op has grown into The Neighborhood Garden, a company that regularly supplies 200 Jacksonville families with fresh meats, local honey, dairy goods, and certified organic produce from Albert's Organics in Sarasota. Patrons can pick up pre-ordered edibles from 17 locations, or opt for delivery service.

141 Dragonfly Dr
Saint Johns,
FL
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The kiln clan staffing Paint on Pottery can stoke the creative flame behind any promising ceramateurs. Hundreds of white clay canvases festoon the shelves, strutting their attractive contours and elegant pouring potential for an inspired suitor. Give colorful life to small figurines ($8–$12) such as dragons, fairies, mermaids, or dolphins; paint a glib caffeine proverb on a mug ($13–$18); or spread your ideal meal onto one of the salad ($14–$18) or dinner plates ($16–$24), all of which are made food-safe. The price of your pottery includes access to Paint On Pottery's studio space, where paints, stamps, sponges, and stencils expand your creative possibilities and aid loyal artistic interpretations of smiley faces and legible cursive Z's. A friendly staff member will whisk away your tinted earthenware for firing upon completion, and in just a week it will be yours, ready to decorate a clay-deficient kitchen, act as a thoughtful gift to a terra cotta soldier, or con a condescending connoisseur on Antiques Roadshow.

1101 Blanding Blvd
Orange Park,
FL
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Plaster Palace Craft Center helps kids of all ages knead creations from imagination to reality within the confines of their brand-new, creativity-catalyzing plaster-craft studio. Young artistes pick one of more than 175 molds from towering, pastel-colored shelves, choosing from themes such as animals, superheroes, and 19th-century industrialists. Having settled upon their premade canvas, children take to dynamic decoration aided by eager artists’ tools including paint, paintbrushes, glitter, and glaze. Since pieces are made of plaster, they don’t require firing in a kiln before heading home with their creators; a simple glaze renders them ready to go.

1615 County Road 220
Fleming Island,
FL
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