The greenmarket, run for four years now by the same folks who organize the stellar markets at Lincoln Road and Upper East Side Garden in Miami, is a wealth of locally grown organic and conventional produce. There you'll find fresh Florida-grown tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes; citrusy bell peppers and crispy spicy ones; eggplant, beans, squashes, and dozens of varieties of leafy greens. In addition, you'll also find specialty goods like artesenal vinegar blends, baked goods from local businesses like Storks, fresh Italian-style pasta, local honey, fresh flowers, and specialty salts. And if you're up for a little dining while you shop, there are vendors selling ready-to-eat products too: pick up a great Key Lime pie for now or later, grab a bowl of black bean and mango salsa, or just munch on fresh ceviche made from wild scallops and watermelon or swordfish and pineapple. One thing's for certain: you'll have a hard time going back to the supermarket.
Find the market at 1201 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit themarketcompany.org.
Sundays, 9 a.m., 2009