Get Your Fill of Fresh Strawberries at the WPB GreenMarket

Get your baskets ready for some of Florida’s best strawberries as the West Palm Beach GreenMarket presents The Strawberry Festival on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 am to noon.  There will be a bountiful harvest of fresh local strawberries as well as some delicious, homemade strawberry shortcake with fresh vanilla cream and newly picked strawberries prepared by WPB GreenMarket Chef, John Carlino.  Guests can purchase the fresh and delicious strawberry shortcakes for $5 with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach County.  The WPB GreenMarket will also be raffling off two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue airlines; guests can register for the tickets in the center of the market.

Hospice of Palm Beach County (HPBC), founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), has cared for nearly 65,000 patients and their families and averages 1,050 patients daily throughout Palm Beach County.  A leading provider of hospice care, HPBC serves as a model for other programs nationwide.  HPBC’s mission is to provide premier healthcare services to people nearing the end of life. Services are designed to enhance quality of life by focusing on the specific individual needs of both patients and families.  For more information about HPBC, please call (561) 227-5140 or visit www.hpbc.com.

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the area’s original and most popular green market.  Each Saturday over 60 vendors offer a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, tropical and native plants, fresh-cut flowers, artisan foods, and much more from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in Downtown West Palm Beach.  Guests can also sit and enjoy their made-to-order breakfast or lunch at the GreenMarket Café.  The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is dog-friendly and offers free parking in the Banyan Street Garage until 2:00 pm.  The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is produced by the City of West Palm Beach, Mayor’s Office – Division of Community Events and is sponsored by The Palm Beach Post, The Palm Beach Daily News, WIRK 107.9 fm and Sunny 104.3 fm.  For more information about the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, please call 561-822-1515.