WPB Greenmarket Kicks off First-Ever Year-Round Season

The City of West Palm Beach announced today that its popular GreenMarket, located on the Waterfront Commons Great Lawn, will kick off its first–ever, year–round season three weeks ahead of schedule on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 9 a.m. The market will continue to run each Saturday.

The GreenMarket has extended its hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., one hour longer than in previous years due to community demand. During the summer months (May to September), the GreenMarket will run 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The SummerThyme GreenMarket, held Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Waterfront Commons Great Lawn, will wrap its season on August 29, 2012, to accomodate for the early fall start date.

“We have the largest green market in the area, and we’re excited to kick off our new year–round season. Guests can expect the same outstanding vendors offering nothing but the freshest, high–quality products available,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager. “The extra hour in the afternoon should also allow more guests time to visit the vendors, grab lunch to enjoy on our grassy Great Lawn and relax on the Waterfront.”

During the GreenMarket, visitors can browse more than 75 vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery and confectionary items, flowers, orchids, plants and trees, gourmet foods and items from local restaurants. Everything from chowder, pickles, fresh-cut flowers, cupcakes and smoothies to homemade dishes will be available, and the GreenMarket will now feature vendors selling 100% all natural, handmade home decor as well. Guests can enjoy free entertainment and kids’ activities on the Great Lawn each week.

The GreenMarket is dog-friendly and always FREE. Parking is free in the Banyan Parking Garage until 2:00 p.m. Those interested can also take advantage of the City’s free docking at its three public docks.

The WPB GreenMarket is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation Community Events Division. It is sponsored by The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Sunny 107.9 and Coca-Cola.

For more information about the GreenMarket, 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.