Green markets are open for season, check this guide for the best near you

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more.

Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season.

Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county.

The best green markets in Palm Beach County:

West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Opens: Oct. 7, 2017 through April 24, 2018
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Locationdowntown on the West Palm Beach waterfront (at eastern end of Clematis Street)

Highlights: With a stunning view of the West Palm waterfront, this market is designed for browsing, noshing, and lingering while listening to music or watching the kids and pups play. The area’s top farms are well represented in the market stalls, offering a chance to meet the farmers. The GreenMarket also offers unlimited mimosas for $10 and free activities for kids.

Dog-friendly? Yes.
Parking: Free at the Evernia and Banyan public garages during market hours.

Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket

Opens: Oct. 1, 2017 through May 6, 2018
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 10500 N. Military Trail (Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Complex), Palm Beach Gardens
Highlights: This folksy market offers a mix of farm-fresh produce, prepared foods, artisanal goods and other products in a low-key setting. A handful of seating areas are available for listening to live music.
Dog-friendly? No, city ordinance forbids all pets at city parks (except for service dogs).
Parking: Free in the surrounding public lots.

Royal Palm Beach Green Market and Bazaar

Opens: Oct. 15, 2017 through April 2018
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LocationVeterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach.
Highlights: Shaded walkways and seating areas are a big plus at this market, which offers organic products, local plants, produce, spices, baked goods and arts and crafts.
Dog-friendly? Yes.
Parking: Free in park lots.

Lake Worth Farmers Market

Opens: Oct. 21, 2017 through April 28, 2018
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Old Bridge Park, on the northwest corner of A1A and Lake Avenue.
Highlights: This is a true farmers market, where one can buy produce directly from farmers. The waterside setting enhances the experience.
Dog-friendly? Yes.

Farmers Market at Harbourside Place

Opens: This is a year-round market
Hours: Sundays - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (starting Oct. 22, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
LocationHarbourside Place, 200 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter
Highlights: The market kiosks line the waterway from just across Tommy Bahama restaurant southward. Mostly farm-fresh produce and plants are offered here.
Dog-friendly? Yes.
Parking: Free on the street and garage (no charge for up to two hours).

Delray Beach GreenMarket

Opens: Oct. 28, 2017 through May 2018
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Old School Square Park, 96 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach.
Highlights: The market’s vendors include many artisanal food products, farm-to-fork produce, fresh-cut flowers and other unique gourmet fares along with live music.
Dog-friendly? Yes.
Parking: Free in nearby garage.

Green Market at Wellington

Opens: Oct. 7, 2017 through April 28, 2018
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington.
Highlights: The market offers a range of organic produce, prepared foods and other culinary goods as well as artisan handcrafts.
Parking: Next to the amphitheater.

Riviera Beach Green & Artisan Market

Opens: Every Saturday
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location200 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach (Riviera Beach City Marina)
Highlights: This is a year-round market set along the water at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. It features great produce, specialty food items, jewelry, arts and crafts and health/nutrition items.
Dog-friendly? Yes
Parking: Parking available at the Riviera Beach Marina Village.

Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol

Opens: Nov. 5, 2017 through April 29, 2018

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location106 Military Trail at El Sol, Jupiter (corner of Military Trail and Indiantown Road).

Highlights: More thans 35 vendors will offer homemade salsas, French pastries, imported cheese, fresh-cut floral bouquets and much more.

Dog-friendly? Yes

Parking: Plenty of free parking near the event.

CityPlace’s Sunset Social Farmstands

Opens: Every Thursday

Hours: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach (click on the address to open in Google Maps); 561-366-1000

Highlights: The  new weekly market features more than 20 vendors offering produce, raw Florida honey, French breads and pastries, imported cheese and much more. Food tastings and cooking demonstrations will also be included.

Dog-friendly? Yes

Parking: Self-parking is available, plus four public parking garages and valet.

Locate your favorite green market:

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