It’s not the end of the fresh food world just because the outdoor greenmarket season (mostly) ends around here.
It’s still possible to shop for good food from local growers and artisans and stay relatively cool doing it.
The Palm Beach Gardens greenmarket has started the indoor part of its season by moving to THE STORE facility on Military Trail. And while it’s a smaller setup than the outdoor market that runs from October to May, smaller can sometimes be just as good (or better). Here’s why you should visit:
Vendors who don’t make it into the outdoor market lineup will show up for the summer market. One who has is Boynton Beach-based Paul Scicchitano, who wants to provide shoppers with a great escape…into cheesecake. His Cheesecake Escape offers tiramisu and both whole and sliced cheesecakes that combine a light cheesecake filling with chocolate and fruit. Smooth and rich, yet not overly sweet, this is exactly what you want for a summer dessert. A full-size cake serves eight to twelve, but you may find yourself digging in before you get it home. You can order on Paul’s website or text/call him at (703) 980-0097.
The variety at the summer market is still very good, even if the number of vendors is smaller. You can find everything: shellfish and smoothies, pickles and pasta, coffee cakes and coffee, plus eggs, seltzer, cheese, produce (standard and organic), honey, oils, plants, flowers, fully-cooked meals, jewelry, pottery and crafts.
Parking isn’t an issue. There are plenty of spaces on the east and south side of CVS; just mind the “CVS Parking Only” signs near the store.
This venue has a roof. Nice when you get those blow-through thunderstorms. Just keep shopping in the rain.
If you’re in a hurry, the size of this market is an advantage. You really can construct a meal (or a week’s worth of meals) out of what you buy here.
You can shop and eat here. There are tables and benches all around for resting and nibbling on whatever you’ve bought.
You can run other errands after you shop and eat here. The location is near major malls, the Interstate and the Turnpike. You can get to this location easily and leave it easily and get on with the day.
While the great outdoors may not be suitable for street markets right now, indoors at THE STORE is a good substitute.
Palm Beach Gardens Greenmarket, Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at THE STORE Self Storage, 11010 North Military Trail (just north of the intersection of PGA Boulevard and Military Trail), Palm Beach Gardens, FL.