Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency; as the weather grows warmer, you will find that we South Floridians welcome spending the weekends at our local farmer’s markets before the summer kicks in.
Yes, the adage, “You are what you eat,” really does matter to South Floridians; however, this does not need to be an intimidating thought. According to Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist with the University of South Florida in Tampa and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association® in an article by Jeanie Lerche Davis in a WebMD® feature article, “When making dietary changes, “start small,” she says.“ Set a few realistic goals. In the long run, you’ll have better self-esteem and more self-confidence because you’ll actually stick with them.”
What better way to kick off the pre-summer season by making some small changes to your diet AND supporting local farmers and merchants? A great way to make this change is to patron one of the several fantastic green and farmers markets in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast!
Here are a few that we love:
- Ft. Pierce Downtown Farmers Market – “Ranked #1 in Florida and the top 5 nationally for America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets™” Since 1997, friendly vendors offer a wonderful and diverse selection of delicious foods, exotic plants, savory spices, and much more! Open every Saturday, (rain or shine) between 8am to noon. Plenty of FREE Parking behind city hall, between Ave A & Orange Avenue in lovely downtown Ft. Pierce. Follow them on Facebook® too!
- Stuart Green Market – Open every Sunday from 9am until 1pm, the quaint Stuart market dates back to the late 1990s, with funding and support through downtown Stuart’s Main Street organization, the Stuart Green Market is located at the City Hall Parking Lot 121 S.W. Flagler Ave. in historic downtown Stuart, Florida next to the picturesque St. Lucie River waterfront. Follow them on Facebook® as well!
- The Gardens Green Market – is located at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Municipal Complex at 10500 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Sponsored by the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. at the Market, you can shop from over 120 vendors with an abundance of just-picked, orchard-grown goods, a wide selection of seasonal vegetables and fruits, and much more. The Gardens Green Market takes place every Sunday, thru May 1st from 8:00am-1:00pm with live entertainment each week.
- West Palm Beach Greenmarket – fresh on the waterfront, the West Palm Beach Greenmarket has been attracting locals and tourists alike since 1994. With over 70 vendors, the Greenmarket represents hundreds of acres of local farm land. The market is open from October through May 30th on Saturdays from 9am until 1pm, and is located at the waterfront and City Commons 101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401. Follow them on Facebook®, Twitter®, Vimeo®, and Instagram®.
Interested in traveling a bit to find some other great markets? Check out the list on OnlyInYourState.com® by clicking here. What are your thoughts and experiences South Florida? Leave your comments on our blog!
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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara