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 lakefront living at 4 Lakes Campground on the outskirts of St. Augustine. All campsites are equipped with full hookups, including cable, WiFi, charcoal grill, and fire pit.

Deep Creek Conservation Area has two park sections, the Yarborough Tract and North Tract. The Yarborough Tract is a compilation of several old farming lands th

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.

Norma D's

(904) 692-1191
224 N. Main Street

Norma D's offers breakfast and lunch daily. They are a small family-operated restaurant that serves the Hastings area. Some of their popular dishes include Fried Green Tomato Salad, Liver & Onions, and Country Style Steak. 

St. Johns County Equestrian Center

(904) 209-0332
8200 Smith Road

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.

Mobile kitchen offering BBQ for visitors taking a county drive