Fresh for Fall: Green Markets Return in The Palm Beaches

October 8, 2021

The temperatures may be cooling down but market season is heating up, with a bounty of green markets and farmers markets on the calendar.

Though it may always feel like summer to some visitors, the fall season tends to bring cooler, crisper, drier weather to The Palm Beaches, further celebrating the destination’s warm and sunny spirit. A welcome mix of cooler temperatures and light breezes only enhances the atmosphere, creating the perfect setting for fresh markets to pop up.

As the majority of the United States starts hunkering down for the winter season, this is truly when The Palm Beaches’ market season comes to life. Open-air green markets and farmers markets offer a blissful bounty of produce, flowers, handcrafted goodies and creations from local vendors. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and shop for the best picks of the season.

Here are a few new and returning destination favorites:

West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Saturdays, Oct. 2, 2021–April 16, 2022 (closed Dec. 25, 2021 and March 26, 2022), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
101 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach
Recognized as the Best Farmers Market in the country by the "USA Today" 10Best 2021 Readers' Choice awards, the large-scale West Palm Beach GreenMarket is a longstanding staple. Nearly 30 new vendors have been added for the 27th season, bringing the total to 100 — the largest amount in the market's history. Patrons can enjoy waterfront, outdoor grocery shopping along one of Palm Beach County’s most scenic cityscapes: downtown West Palm Beach. Free parking is available at the Evernia and City Center garages until noon. For those arriving by boat, the city offers free docks, just a short walk away. The market is dog-friendly and short leashes are encouraged.
Patrons at West Palm Beach GreenMarket
West Palm Beach GreenMarket

The Gardens GreenMarket

Sundays, Oct. 3, 2021–Sept. 25, 2022, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (October–April), 8 a.m. to noon (May–September)
10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens
Rain or shine, enjoy shopping, food, music and more at Palm Beach Gardens' City Hall Municipal Campus. Featuring more than 120 vendors, you can pick up fresh produce and dairy, pastries and other baked goods, prepared foods, flowers, spices — the list goes on. With a focus on also supporting the cultural arts, don't miss the live performances by local artists. Check the schedule for weekly highlights, including themes and special activities throughout the market's 20th season.

Lake Worth Beach Farmers Market

Saturdays, Oct. 9, 2021–April 30, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth
More than 80 vendors set up each week at Old Bridge Park to offer locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked treats and artisan breads, fresh-cut flowers and other delicacies at this waterside market. Now in its 16th season, the Lake Worth Beach Farmers' Market is also a place where you can pick up a sausage biscuit for breakfast or gyros for lunch while you listen to live music.

Swank Farmers Market

Saturdays, Oct. 2, 2021–June 25, 2022, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
14311 North Rd., Loxahatchee Groves
Take a trip to the countryside, where you can browse and buy from more than 25 artisanal vendors at this hydroponic and sustainable working farm. Under the roof of an 8,500-square-foot, open-air barn, you'll find coffee beans, creamed honey, fresh pasta, homemade sauces, oils and vinegars, pickles, chutneys, jellies and jams, teas, kombucha, chocolate, plant-based milks, dairy products, seafood and fish dips, poultry, meats and, of course, fresh produce at this food-focused extravaganza. Bring the family and say hi to the chickens, pigs and sheep.

Produce from Swank Specialty Produce
Swank Specialty Produce

Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center

Fridays, Oct. 1, 2021–April 22, 2022, 5 to 9 p.m.
12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
Enjoy a twilight market experience at the Town Center Promenade along the water, which offers al fresco shopping that supports local businesses. Locally sourced, farm-to-fork and homemade goods are available under the stars, with highlights including herbs, freshly baked goods, flowers and artistic crafts. Live music at the park's gazebo is also part of the experience, and rotating food trucks and vendors provide tasty options for dinner.

Royal Palm Beach Green Market and Bazaar

Saturdays, Oct. 9, 2021–April 30, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
With a beautiful lakeside location at Village Hall, this market is a fantastic spot to pick up a selection of fruit, vegetables, honey, spices, herbs, plants and seafood. Organic and vegan foods are also part of the offerings. In addition to the local food purveyors, vendors also include a selection of artists, crafters and jewelry makers.

Delray Beach GreenMarket

Saturdays, Oct. 23, 2021–May 21, 2022, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
Every week, the lawn in front of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square becomes a destination for those seeking artisan bread, small-batch foods, local meat and seafood, fresh eggs and dairy, just-picked fruit, farm-to-fork produce and other gourmet fare. Live musical entertainment sets the mood for a pleasant outing in the sun.

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