A new season begins with 80 local vendors including 23 new vendors when the West Palm Beach GreenMarket opens on October. The market encourages patrons to “CrEATe Fresh” with new social media contest.
The popular West Palm Beach GreenMarket, the area’s first and premier market, returns to the Waterfront on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lineup includes 80 local community vendors, including 23 new vendors, bringing their fresh and unique products to this highly popular market. In addition to the best local offerings, patrons can enjoy all of their favorite features including live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free kids activities, and monthly chef showcases.
“The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is looking to inspire creativity and palettes this year with their “CrEATe Fresh” theme.”
To get the creative juices flowing, opening day will feature chefs from around Palm Beach County creating beautiful fruit and vegetable displays along with other imaginative and inspired food art displays. City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will also try her hand at creating a display.
To encourage market-goers to “CrEATe Fresh” at home, the city will host a social media contest throughout the month of October inviting patrons to post their GreenMarket-inspired dishes on Instagram. After shopping for fresh products at the GreenMarket and cooking up their own masterful dishes at home, patrons can post a photo and share their creation on Instagram. Those who share their “CrEATe Fresh” GreenMarket dish on Instagram, tag @westpalmbch, and use the hashtag #createfreshwpb will be entered to win a cooking class from the Lincoln Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach. Chef David Pantone, Dean of Culinary Education at Lincoln Culinary Institute, will choose the most creative dish that used GreenMarket ingredients as the winner.
Katrina Resch, GreenMarket Manager for the City of West Palm Beach is excited to open her fifth season of the market and stated, “We love getting ready for the opening of our GreenMarket season. It’s one of the city’s most beloved events and people can’t wait until opening day. We are so excited to see families and friends back on the great lawn enjoying our vendors and just having a great time on the Waterfront.”
This is the 21st season for the West Palm Beach GreenMarket and will run through May 28, 2016. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the season on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront, with the exception of March 26 due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, and April 23 and 30 due to SunFest. Local vendors provide a variety of products including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and so much more. The GreenMarket is dog-friendly and always FREE. Parking is free in the Banyan Parking and Evernia city garages during market hours. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the city’s free public docks.
The mission of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket is to provide the community with seasonal access to locally grown fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, plants and agricultural products. The market supports the southeast Florida agricultural community and stimulates agricultural development, particularly in Palm Beach County, by providing an outlet for locally grown crops, specialty and value added products.
The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, Community Events Division. Sponsors include: Schumacher Automotive Group, Power Chiropractic, Vital Health Chiropractic Center, Coca-Cola, 103.1 WIRK FM, Sunny 107.9 FM, Palm Beach Daily News and The Palm Beach Post. For more information about the West Palm Beach GreenMarket and other Waterfront events, visit wpb.org/events or call 561-822-1515.
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