From cold brew coffee and house-made pimento cheese to fine wines and local meats and cheeses, The Market at Stewart’s is now open.
Founded by husband-and-wife duo, Jeff and Genie McNally, the owners behind popular farm-to-table restaurant The Floridian located in downtown St. Augustine, The Market aims to fill a void left by large-scale, chain supermarkets.
“We put a lot of heart and quality into the things we do,” said Jeff McNally, co-owner of The Market. “We’ve always believed that eating and buying food is a social and ecological act. Buying from local producers, smaller producers and independent producers means that we can create a sustainable economy – supporting one another and positively impacting the environment.”
The Market at Stewart’s features La Floridita Kitchen, a prepared foods counter manned by co-owners and husband-and-wife team, Gaston Buschiazzo and Amy Tarmey. Offerings include house-made hummus, chia pudding parfait, pasta salad, empanadas, smoked fish dip, quinoa salad and baked goods like fresh pop tarts and homemade donut holes. The grocery also hosts a butcher counter and fresh seafood case with hand-cut bacon, datil sausage, Angus beef and pork from CartWheel Ranch, as well as Cedar Key Clams and Mayport Shrimp.
“We took over the space from a longstanding St. Augustine business, Stewart’s Market, which started as a thatched roof, tiki hut-style produce stand in the mid-1970s,” McNally said. “Our mission is to continue as a small, community market while supporting local farmers and purveyors. We bring nearly a decade’s experience of working with some of the most talented folks in Northeast Florida, and look forward to sharing everything we’ve learned at the restaurant to our customers at The Market.”
The Market at Stewart’s is located at 311 Anastasia Blvd., in St. Augustine. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (904) 824-5637 or visit themarketstaug.com for more information.
The Market at Stewart’s will host a grand opening on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. with complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres while they last. The event is free and open to the public.