Give Thanks at the WPB GreenMarket “Cans for Cake” Food Drive this Saturday, November 20, 2010

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket invites the community to “Give Thanks”, a celebration commemorating its 16th season, on November 20, 2010.  In the holiday spirit of sharing with those less fortunate, GreenMarket patrons are encouraged to bring a canned food donation to support “Cans for Cake”, a Thanksgiving food drive benefiting NewsChannel 5 WPTV’s “Food for Families.”  In exchange for a donation, patrons will get a free cupcake from Exceptionally Carrot Cake Company.

In addition to the food drive, there are several fun-filled festivities planned throughout the day for all ages.  Be sure to stop by the artist circle and savor “Eat Your Art Out,” featuring edible art from local artists who use fruit and vegetables as their mediums.  ArtStart, a Palm Beach County nonprofit dedicated to making the arts accessible to everyone, invites parents to bring their young artists to paint holiday cards using non-toxic acrylic paint and vegetables instead of paintbrushes.   Master fruit and vegetable carver Pat Kelsey of “Carvings by Pat” will showcase exquisite floral and animal arrangements intricately created from GreenMarket fruits & vegetables.  A Chef Showcase featuring Chef John Carlino and the ChefStart cooking camp kids will tantalize market-goers with a live cooking demo preparing Thanksgiving Pumpkin Tart with cinnamon-maple whipped cream.  You can also take a moment to reflect on the Thanksgiving season at the Reflection Wall, an oversized stretched canvas that encourages patrons to channel their inner artist by expressing “What Are You Thankful For?”

For oodles of Family Fun, head to the great lawn.  Try your luck at the first annual “WPB Greenmarket Super Bowl 2010.”  Fruit and vegetable bowling could be right up your alley!  Look for the Holiday Cupcake Decorating booth where kids can celebrate the GreenMarkets 16th anniversary.  Resource Depot joins in the action with green festivities at the Kids Kraft Korner.  Youngsters are invited to get creative using recycled materials to design holiday inspired works of art.

Now in its 16th season, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket’s new location at the Waterfront Commons, downtown West Palm Beach on Clematis Street and Flagler Drive is open every Saturday between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, until May 14, 2011.  Local vendors offer a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, tropical and native plants, fresh-cut flowers, fresh baked goods, artisan foods, and much more.  The West Palm Beach GreenMarket, produced by the City of West Palm Beach, is dog-friendly and offers free admission and parking in the Banyan Street and Evernia parking garages during market hours. For more information, please call 561-822-1515 or visit wpb.org/greenmarket.  Special thanks to our sponsors: Exceptionally Carrot Cake Company, Palm Beach Daily News, Power Chiropractic, Sunny 104.3, The Palm Beach Post, Vital Health and 107.9 WIRK.

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For Additional Information:
Peter Robbins
West Palm Beach Public Information Officer
Office:  (561) 822-1433
probbins@wpb.org