Nowadays, most areas, from small towns to big cities, have a farmer's market that promotes locally grown produce and agricultural products, along with local art, crafts, and food. With no exception, green markets are everywhere in South Florida, but my favorite is The Gardens GreenMarket.
Now in its 15th year, the market, located at the City Hall Municipal Complex in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, takes place every Sunday, rain or shine, from 8am to 1pm. But you must hurry up!! Beginning May 14, the market moves indoors until mid-September to avoid the Florida summer heat, and it isn't quite the same.
You are sure to stumble upon new items every week, in addition to farm fresh staples. On my recent visit to The Gardens GreenMarket, I picked up a delicious vegan snack and a jar of homemade, cruelty-free lotion for my mother.
Whether you come to buy your weekly produce and some fresh eggs, or do a little shopping for a new outfit or piece of handcrafted jewelry, The Gardens GreenMarket is a wonderful family-friendly way to spend a couple of hours browsing the array of local vendors and enjoying the live music. Plan on coming for breakfast or lunch AND discovering some true treasures. Odds are, you will go home with a new plant, fresh guacamole, or even new artwork.
|Fresh flowers, plants, and herbs|
|Clothing and accessories|
|Beautiful artwork and crafts|
There are a couple of playgrounds nearby for the kiddos to choose from if they get restless, along with public restrooms. Parking is ample and free, but there is a full crowd every Sunday. Please note, pets are not allowed.
See you back here soon. In the meantime, buy local and GO GREEN!
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