If you can wait 6 days for a substantially good thing to do during your weekend, then the West Palm Beach GreenMarket will never disappoint you. Green markets are in the news most of the time these days, but did you know that our very own GreenMarket has been around since October 1994?
So, with more than 22 years in the making, West Palm Beach GreenMarket is much more than a place to purchase locally grown fresh produce. It has become a lifestyle landmark for the area’s residents. It’s a lively spot to start the weekend purchasing the best produce from around the county, including fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and also locally made treats and pastries.
It would only take you a visit to experience why West Palm Beach GreenMarket is currently the best one in Florida. To start with, the location is a dream come true. Happening on the green lawn grounds facing the Waterfront, the GreenMarket locality is embedded in a wonderful promenade area with gorgeous views of the waterfront that really pack a punch with the surrounding historic buildings in the Clematis Street commercial district, magnificent waterfront estates, and sunny palm-lined streets of the intracoastal waterway.
The variety of vendors each week is, as a matter of fact, very large. More than 70 of the region’s best farmers and producers usually participate in the weekly event offering fresh, homemade wares. You can find anything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to artisan breads, organic produce, baked goods, potted plants, cut flowers, wine, and jam. In a friendly, convivial atmosphere, visitors can browse stands, ask questions to vendors about their sustainable produce, their delicious, locally made food and pack home bags of unusual finds.
Even if you don’t intend to stock up on produce and specialty ingredients, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket is a very friendly activity to kick off your weekend in the city. The market gives off a quintessential West Palm Beach vibe with music and family-friendly activities. Its open-air locality is dog friendly so it has also become a fun, social outing where no one in the family is left behind.
According to the USDA, the number of farmers markets in America has increased by 68 percent over the last 15 years. The city of West Palm Beach is putting a lot of efforts into turning the West Palm Beach Greenmarket into a veritable wonderful experience that reflects the rural and urban lifestyle of its residents in a way that enhances our quality of life and entertainment. Each new season brings a totally different experience while adding new vendors and features that make this premier event a must-do.
The farmers’ market is our community hub, the place to meet up with friends, bring children, or simply where you can get a taste of small-town life in the midst of our wonderful big city.
So, plant yourself at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket this season and enjoy unique offerings. Give yourself a chance for a morning of fun and relaxation, make new friends, spend quality time with old buddies and family or simply make the best of your Saturday mornings!
If you visit:
The Green Market is open on Saturdays from 9AM to 1PM – October through April 22, 2017 – and located at 101 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Parking is free in the Banyan garage.
You can watch videos, see more photos and find updates on events for each week here.
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