The Delray GreenMarket will begin its 18th season on Saturday, Oct. 19, returning to the Old School Square Park for the second year. The Market will take place every Saturday morning through May 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Delray GreenMarket is a favorite weekend destination for many local residents and visitors, offering fresh produce, plants, baked goods, gourmet food items, and other unique fare from local vendors in an open-air setting. With free live entertainment each week, playground equipment, and a variety of special events, the GreenMarket is a fun and educational experience for the whole family.
Thanks to a collaboration with the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, there will be more kids activities at the Market this season. The nonprofit will debut its “Budding Artists” booth, offering fun, meaningful crafts each weekend using natural and recycled materials. Crafts will be led by art teachers from the Center for the Arts, assisted by volunteers from Atlantic High School.
“We’ve always wanted to offer more quality kids activities at the Market,” said GreenMarket Manager Lori Nolan. “The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is the perfect partner, and we’re glad to have them on board this season.”
Many new vendors are also joining the market this season – offering products such as paella, Thai tacos, fresh baked fruit pies, pet products, and tropical fruit trees – while many familiar vendors return. With space for more than 60 vendors, the Delray GreenMarket will offer shoppers a wide variety of products.
The Old School Square Park is located on NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue. Free public parking is available immediately north of the park, in the Old School Square Parking Garage, at the southwest corner of NE 2nd Avenue and NE 1st Street. Valet service is available at the garage after 10 a.m., with a fee of $2 per hour.
The Delray GreenMarket is a project of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Vendor applications are available online at http://db.tt/uoBdQkbd. For more information, visit www.fb.com/delraygreenmarket. Questions should be directed to Nolan at 561-276-7511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the CRA, visit the CRA website at www.delraycra.org or call the CRA office at 561-276-8640.