Strawberry Delights for Sweethearts at the WPB GreenMarket

WPB GreenMarket Celebrates Strawberry Festival on Valentine’s Day

WHO: The City of West Palm Beach, Mayor’s Office – Community Events Division
WHAT: West Palm Beach GreenMarket – STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
WHEN:
 Saturday, February 14
WHERE: Downtown West Palm Beach, 2nd Street and Narcissus Avenue

(February 3, 2009 — West Palm Beach, FL)  This Valentine’s Day, all are invited to bring their shopping bags and their sweethearts downtown as the West Palm Beach GreenMarket presents its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, February 14.  There will be lots of strawberry delights for sweethearts including a bountiful harvest of fresh local strawberries as well as some delicious, homemade strawberry shortcake, and some special strawberry offerings from greenmarket vendors.

Strawberry Shortcake to Benefit Hospice of PBC:
Guests to the GreenMarket on February 14 can treat themselves to delectable strawberry shortcake with fresh vanilla cream and newly picked strawberries prepared by Chef John Carlino from 10:00 am to noon.  Guests can purchase the fresh and delicious strawberry shortcakes for $5.00 with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach County, a leading provider of hospice care that offers premier healthcare services to people nearing the end of life.

Valentine’s Day Promotions:
To bring a little love to the market on Valentine’s Day, guests that buy a strawberry shortcake will receive a beautiful FREE long-stem rose for their sweetheart courtesy of Love’s Flower Shoppe, while supplies last.  Also, guests can buy a dozen roses for their sweetheart on this special day from one of our many local flower vendors.  Each vendor will have their own Valentine’s Day specials.

More Strawberry Offerings from Vendors:
Guests are sure to satisfy their strawberry cravings in some fashion with any of the special strawberry offerings by our greenmarket vendors during the Strawberry Festival, including:
• Brooklyn Bagel will be serving up Strawberry Cream Cheese with their bagels
• Cider Donuts will serve their fresh homemade cider donuts with a special Strawberry Dip
• Hom-Lyke Baking Company will bake a brand new Strawberry Nut Bread
• Kettle Korn will pop up some yummy Strawberry Flavored Popcorn
• MGM Concessions will make scrumptious Strawberry Crepes and Cannolis
• Le Petite Pain will cook up some Strawberry Crepes, Tarts, Cakes, and Cheesecake
• Tropical Smoothie will be making a special Strawberry Supreme Smoothie

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the area’s original and most popular green market.  Each Saturday 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 during market hours.  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 or visit www.wpb.org/greenmarket.
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Media contact:
Amaryvis “Ryvis” Sierra
Marketing Coordinator
Phone:  561-822-1522
Cell:  561-644-7639
E-mail:  asierra@wpb.org