Each month, we showcase three local businesses that have received our Snail of Approval award, and introduce you to one new award winner in our region. We encourage you to support our Snail Approved Businesses when possible. We also invite you to check back often to read up on those who are making a difference in our growing food community.  

Black Sheep Restaurant

A tried and true classic in the Jacksonville restaurant scene, Black Sheep makes a dining experience casual and elegant. They feature many farms on their menu like Wainwright Dairy. Sip on a Dusty Boot, one of their signature cocktails, while dining on simple, upscale dishes in their dining room or open rooftop, which boasts exquisite city views.

Jax Bread Co.

Coffee breaks just got an upgrade! Ogle tightly wound cinnamon rolls, overflowing sandwiches, golden danishes and other tasty treats lined up inside a pastry case. Make a selection (or two) and sit down for an afternoon pick-me-up that is sure to take you through the rest of the day!

Urban Folk Farm

Farming is hard work but Alina and Simon of Urban Folk Farm make it look fun! They always manage to bring the juiciest summer tomatoes and the spiciest radishes to the table. Stop by and say "Hi" to the farmers of this small, sustainably run farm at their weekly booth on Farmers’ Row at the Riverside Arts Market.






Located in the heart of old town St Augustine, Catch 27 is serious about bringing locally caught seafood to the table along with fresh seasonal ingredients that are predominantly sourced in our region. Longtime St Augustine chef, Josh Smith, has the complete support of owners Stephen and Lindsey Hutson as he shops the farmers market and scours the countryside to learn more about and procure the optimal items needed to make his seasonal menu shine, to call Josh a food enthusiast would be putting it mildly.



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