As current season comes to a close, City encourages local vendors to apply for next year; announces “Make Like a Tree and Leave” promotion on final day of 2017 – 2018 season
The City of West Palm Beach is calling all vendors! Whether it’s sugar, spices or all things that are nicest, the City is looking for new and returning vendors to participate in the 2018 – 2019 GreenMarket season. The West Palm Beach GreenMarket, the premier Saturday spot to gather fresh food and local goods, will kick off the 24th season on Saturday, October 6, 2018 and applications to participate are currently available on the City’s website. One of the largest markets in the region, the GreenMarket features a variety of products, including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and much more. It will run weekly through Saturday, April 20, 2019.
“As we near 25 years of offering our community the freshest and most unique products, we are excited to see what the next season holds,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “This year we had more than 90 vendors on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Now is the time for returning and new vendors to submit their applications, so we can create an even better market next season.”
It is estimated that more than 130,000 people will have attended the weekly GreenMarket during the 2017-18 season by the time in wraps in late April. In celebration of the season’s success, and Earth Day, the final GreenMarket on Saturday, April 21, will give a gift to market goers – and growers – a free tree of their very own to plant and appreciate. The “Make Like a Tree and Leave” promotion is in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and will be available while supplies last.
The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, Community Events, and its mission 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 and specialty products. The 2017 – 2018 GreenMarket features more than 90 local vendors, live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, and plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation.
GreenMarket sponsors to date include: Schumacher Automotive, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, 103.1 WIRK, X 102.3, Beatz 96.3, News Talk 850 WFTL, 640 Hurricane Sports Radio, Vital Health Chiropractic, Palm Beach Medical, Marriott WPB, Jupiter Medical Center, WPB Hilton and JetRide.
For more information about the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, or to apply to be a vendor, visit www.wpb.org/greenmarket. The application deadline is Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9 a.m.