The City of West Palm Beach’s GreenMarket was nominated to USA TODAY as one of the country’s “10 Best Farmers Markets.” The publication’s Readers’ Choice nationwide poll will determine the country’s top 10 markets and fans of the GreenMarket are encouraged to vote (once per day) through April 12. Click here to vote.
“We are excited for everyone else to know what we already know – that the West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the best farmers market in the country,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “Our GreenMarket offers unmatched variety in a setting unlike any other. With your help, I am confident we will be named the No. 1 market!”
USA TODAY 10 Best’s panel of food and travel experts determined their top 20 farmers markets, including West Palm Beach’s own GreenMarket, and are counting on the public to vote to rank the winners. The top 10 winners will be announced on Friday, April 23.
“Our West Palm Beach GreenMarket is a staple of our West Palm Beach community,” said Mary Pinak, community events manager for the City of West Palm Beach. “It is much more than a place to shop. Before the pandemic, it was a weekly meeting place for friends and family to gather and relax while supporting local businesses. During the pandemic, it was an essential food service that provided critical support to local businesses. With more than 25 years in our downtown community, we know it is a special event, and we are honored for the continued national recognition.”
The GreenMarket’s mission is to provide the community with seasonal access to locally grown fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, plants, and agricultural products. The Market supports the southeast Florida agricultural community and stimulates agricultural development, particularly in Palm Beach County, by providing an outlet for locally grown crops and specialty products. The West Palm Beach GreenMarket has been featured in The Boston Globe and named the number one green market in Florida by Cooking Light magazine.
For more information about the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, visit wpb.org/events, call 561-822-1515 (TTY: 800-955-8771), or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.