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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