Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Summer Thyme

As the summer heat and afternoon thunderboomers start to roll in, festival season begins to roll out. The fests, fairs, and walks with which we had filled our free time all through the cooler months of autumn, winter, and spring roll up their tents, pack up their wares, and retreat to cooler climes. But all is not lost for the hardy, sun-burnt, full-time Floridians. There are still a few festivals to be found under the hot summer sun; in fact, the West Palm Beach Summer Thyme Greenmarket is just getting started. Every Wednesday until September 19 (except July 4) from 5 to 8 p.m., you can peruse the produce as the sun loosens its grip on the day. Set in the Waterfront Commons, the greenmarket will treat you to cooling ocean breezes and an undeniably great view of the Intracoastal — so much better than the produce section at your local Publix. Plus, all of the produce here will be locally grown. Waterfront & City Commons is located at 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. The market is free, but parking in the Banyan Street Garage will cost $1 for the first two hours and $1 for each additional hour. Call 561-822-1515, or visit wpb.org/greenmarket.
Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. Starts: May 23. Continues through Sept. 19, 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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