Ethical Eating

Summer Thyme Market Wednesdays on the WPB Waterfront

Usually summer in south Florida means green markets have packed up for the end of the growing season are on hiatus until the fall, so we're really liking the fact that there's a trend toward summer markets opening their doors to vendors who provide not only summer produce, but prepared foods and meats.

The weekly Summer Thyme Market, held every Wednesday evening this summer from 5 - 8 p.m. on the West Palm Beach waterfront, features over 50 vendors selling everything from pickles and baked goods to tomatoes and candles. Presented by the City of West Palm Beach, the market is a convenient place to go for an after-work stroll, a light snack, or just to enjoy the breeze.

There's still locally grown produce to be had in the summer, and the market promises to focus on items plucked from south Floridian soil as much as possible.  Look for tropical fruits like lychees and mangoes, tomatoes, and micro greens.

Local seafood and honey are good bets, as are freshly made breads, jams, and pickles.

With vendors like Cottage Garden Teas, D&D Family Farms, Farmhouse

Tomatoes, Dog Pack Snacks, Gourmet Sausages, Habitat Coffee, J&J

Seafood, Pickle Delicious, and R&R Honey, we're expecting most of

our grocery shopping can be done al fresco this summer. 


Parking in the Banyan garage is only $1 for the first two hours, and $1 each additional hour.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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