WPB GreenMarket Accepting Vendor Applications

WPB GREENMARKET ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FARMERS WHO WANT TO BE A VENDOR

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 22, 2011) — The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is currently seeking farmers who would like to be a vendor for the upcoming 2011-2012 GreenMarket, held Saturdays from October 15, 2011 to April 14, 2012 (excluding March 24, 2012 due to the Boat Show). The West Palm Beach weekly GreenMarket is one of the most popular and well-attended in South Florida with 125 vendors sprawled out in the new Waterfront Commons.
To qualify, produce farmers must produce fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts or herbs, and must own, rent, lease or sharecrop the land. They must also practice the agricultural arts, i.e. must grow from seeds, transplants or cuttings. Plant producers/nurserymen must produce ornamental plants from seeds, cuttings or plants must have purchased them as seedlings and have sole ownership. Seedlings must be grown by producer for at least three weeks and plants for three months on the grower’s own premises before they can be offered for sale at the GreenMarket. Produce and plant growers must be responsible for all production operations.

The number of vendors per category is limited to maximize diversity throughout the GreenMarket and to limit competition for the benefit of the vendors. Other vendors at the GreenMarket are:
• Produce resellers
• Bakery, beverage, confectionary
• Café, restaurant
• Diary, meat, poultry, seafood
• Exotics, flowers, orchids, plants. Trees
• Gourmet, processed foods

Applications are due by September 6, and vendors can apply for 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 feet of booth frontage space at the GreenMarket, with prices starting at $700 per season or $150 per month for a farmer/grower and $1350 per season or $280 a month for other vendors.

For more information about the GreenMarket and to access a vendor application, visit www.wpb.org/greenmarket. For more information about waterfront events, visit www.wpb.org/waterfront. Events are produced by the City of West Palm Beach.