Riverwalk is already full of fruits and nuts. But this Saturday, April 24, the selection widens. That's when the Riverwalk Urban Market, sponsored by the Riverwalk Trust, will set up camp in Esplanade Park (SW Second Street, across from the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale).
Starting at 8 a.m. and running until 1 p.m., the market will feature a broad variety of fresh and organic goods.
There will be fresh produce, hydroponic vegetables, homemade jellies,
organic pastries, coffee, juices, guacamole, orchids, herbs,
loose teas, fresh and frozen pasta, organic soaps, and even a New
Orleans-style muffelatta spread made by a local couple. In all, 20 to 25
vendors should be setting up shop. According to the vendor coordinator,
Genia Ellis, that number will probably expand over the next few weeks as
other markets finish their seasons.
"The number is changing
by the moment," says Ellis. "A week ago, I was like, 'What am I going to
do?' This week, I'm wondering where I'm going to put everyone."
market could be a big deal for Fort Lauderdale, considering the city
doesn't have many operating at the moment. And while most markets across
South Florida are seasonal, the Riverwalk Trust hopes to keep the Urban
Market running every Saturday year-round.
For more info, visit goriverwalk.com or call
954-468-1541. Vendors can contact Ellis at 954-205-9648.