CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARMER COMING TO AMELIA FARMERS MARKET

Rosie's Organic Farm New To Local Amelia Island Farmer's Market

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (October 24, 2012) – The Amelia Farmers Market is proud to announce the addition of a Rosie's Organic Farm, a certified organic farmer from Gainesville, FL, to the variety of featured weekly vendors at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation each Saturday.

Rose Koenig will bring over 40 different types of organic vegetables, cut flowers and herbs from her 17-acre organic farm to the Amelia Farmers Market at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation starting Saturday, October 27th. Koenig, an organic farmer for over 19 years, focuses on crop rotation and soil chemistry and is certified by the Florida Organic Growers Association. This Saturday Rosie's Organic Farm will feature lettuces, salad mix, Asian cooking greens including bok choy, basil, cucumbers and a variety of cut flowers. As the season advances a full line of organic vegetables will be available including broccoli, kale, beets, carrots and more. 

"With a PhD in Plant Pathology and an active lecturer at the University of Florida on organic farming techniques, Koenig is a leading expert in organic farming," said Jan Smith, director of the Amelia Farmers Market. "We are so pleased to now have her organic vegetables and products available at the Amelia Farmers Market."

The Amelia Farmers Market takes place each Saturday from 9am-1pm at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. For more information on the Amelia Farmers Market visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.com or for more information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com .

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive $85 million re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours. With 249 guest rooms in the oceanfront resort, the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offer 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views.

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