Residents and guests to the nation’s third best-selling community watched Spanish history come to life this weekend at the Nocatee Farmers Market. Weather was ideal for watching live re-enactments presented by the St. Augustine Garrison, along with shopping from more than 80 local retailers.
The Saint Augustine Garrison is a group of re-enactors who portray the life and times of the Spanish soldiers and their families in 1740s Colonial Spanish Saint Augustine. The Saint Augustine Garrison was created in July, 1984 by the Historic Florida Militia, Inc. a 501 (c) 3, Non-Profit Corporation. Their mission is to foster an understanding of military history of early Spanish Florida through military demonstration, interpretive programs, portrayals and publications and to provide visitors of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas a trip back into time of 1740 Spanish Saint Augustine. For more information, visit www.hfm.club/garrison.
The Nocatee Farmers Market is hosted on the third Saturday of each month. The event is free and open to residents and non-residents alike in the Nocatee Town Center. The next market will be March 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is a Spring Fling Festival, featuring a petting zoo, live bluegrass on the main stage and a special photo op visit from the Easter Bunny. Visit www.nocatee.com for more.