Built by farmers in the 1800s, and still providing fresh produce to the area.

This small town in the southwest corner of St. Johns County was once the market basket for St. Augustine. Founded in the late 19th Century, Hastings is named for Thomas Horace Hastings, a cousin of Henry Flagler who suggested that Hastings start a farm to provide fresh vegetables to Flagler’s hotels. No longer an incorporated town, but still known as “The Potato Capital of Florida,” this farming community produces cabbages, onions, eggplants, and shrubs and flowers — as well as potatoes. Hastings has the dubious distinction of being the only region of St. Johns County which does not border on a large body of water. The venerable building housing the Hastings Potato Growers Association is just 18 miles from the Plaza de la Constitución in St. Augustine.

4 Lakes Campground

(904) 692-3762
9855 CR 13 S

Enjoy lakeviews and nature in Hastings, Florida.

Divided into two sections and serving as a host to several types of wildlife, the Deep Creek Conservation Area offers stunning views of the wetlands.

Downtown Palatka

(386) 328-0909
900 St. Johns Ave.

Downtown Palatka, Inc. is a non-profit merchants association that supports the economic development, enhancement, and promotion of historic downtown Palatka.

Gone Organic Dairy

(904) 692-4786
8290 Smith Road

A small dairy farm that produces milk, cheeses, kombucha, and more, Gone Organic Dairy is located on an 18-acre farm in Hastings, Florida.

Hastings Town Hall

(904) 692-1420
6195 S. Main Street

Home of municipal services for Hastings, Florida.

Norma D's

(904) 692-1191
224 N. Main Street

Homemade southern country cooking serving the Hastings area.

St. Johns County Equestrian Center

(904) 209-0332

The St. Johns County Equestrian Center is managed and operated by The St. Johns County Horse Council. On-site there is a community center available to rent for events and meetings.

Sweet Smokey's Mobile BBQ

(904) 501-4577
SR 207 & Morrison Rd.

Mobile kitchen offering BBQ for visitors taking a county drive