The West Palm Beach GreenMarket returned for its 22nd season to the Waterfront on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The area’s first and premier market will start the new season at the usual hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The weekly event features 82 local vendors, including 14 new vendors, bringing their fresh and unique products to this highly popular market.
Supporting the next generation of green-thumbed entrepreneurs, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket will celebrate opening day by showcasing and selling produce grown by “Farmers in Training” students from community centers throughout the area. Participating community centers include Gaines Park, South Olive, Pleasant City and Coleman Park and proceeds will benefit local Center Gardening Programs.
The GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation.
“This is going to be a stellar year for the GreenMarket and our vendors are just as excited as we are for opening day. In addition to the special student showcase on opening day, we also have several new vendors for our savvy shoppers to enjoy all season long,” shared Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach.
This is the 22nd season for the West Palm Beach GreenMarket; the weekly event will run through April 22, 2017. 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 25, 2017 due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
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 friendly to dogs on short leashes 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, Orangetheory Fitness, Vital Health Chiropractic, Palm Beach Medical Group, Coca-Cola, The West Palm Beach Marriott, WIRK 103.1, Sunny 107.9, 97.9 WRMF, X 102.3, 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.
The West Palm Beach GreenMarket Returns for a New Season that Begins with 82 Local Vendors Including 14 New Vendors. Here’s the Information for Opening Day.