A new weekly green market is arriving on the grounds of the Schoolhouse Children's Museum on Ocean Ave. in downtown Boynton Beach! About 25 vendors will showcase their handmade and homegrown items from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through May 3rd.
Items include jewelry, produce, juices, flowers, quilts, smoothies, barbecue, Haitian, Caribbean and other culturally diverse food, fresh herbs, baked goods and local honey.
In an effort to showcase local talent, the market also will include cultural celebrations with music, themed holiday events, dance lessons, aerobics, cooking demonstrations and mini-festivals. It's modeled after the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, N.C., a co-op run by members which also serves as a community gathering spot for festivals.
Boynton's greenmarket kicks off with the Pumpkin Patch where families can hear stories, paint pumpkins and have pictures taken among the gourds. Future plans include a wine tasting, art and garden shows, a seafood festival, and celebrations for Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Mardi Gras, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and Chinese New Year.
An interesting tidbit: If you have extra fruit from your trees, you can take it to exchange for other fruit or to donate to the Community Caring Center food pantry.