The Nocatee community welcomed Gatorland and the Jacksonville Zoo for a “Wildlife Encounters” themed Farmers Market on Saturday, June 15th, in the Nocatee Town Center. The day of family-friendly fun featured multiple interactive “Animal Encounter” performances from Orlando based, Gatorland. It included crowd participation, wildlife education and entertainment from Gatorland’s alligator trainers. There were also a variety of slithery friends from the Jacksonville Zoo, accompanied by knowledgeable zoo keepers who encouraged guests to get up close and personal with their reptiles. Jacksonville Zoo’s loveable lion mascot, Jazoo, was in attendance and entertained families strolling around the market. Along with the wildlife performances, residents and community guests enjoyed unique photo opportunities, inflatable slides, activities for the kids and so much more!
Joining this month’s special entertainment were more than 80 local vendors offering a wide variety of delights that included baked goods, organic produce, honeys, local restaurant favorites, hand-crafted jewelry, artwork, herbs/spices and more at the newly relocated Farmers Market Field in Nocatee’s Town Center. The Market is held every third Saturday of the month between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m, and is open to the public.