Real tomato-tasting tomatoes, fresh greens, fresh flowers — you can’t beat the offerings at local green markets sprouting this month. Most are at new locations. Here’s a list of those handy for the Coastal Star readership:
Delray Beach Green Market
• In the street on Southeast Fourth Avenue, just south of East Atlantic Avenue
• Opens Oct. 31, and continues Saturday through spring, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• A number of activities held here throughout the year — including a doggie Easter bonnet contest and a chili cook-off — make this an event market. Produce, seafood, plants and prepared foods are sold.
Ocean Avenue Green Market/East
• 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
• Opens Oct. 31, continues Saturdays through spring, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• A café every Saturday serves a number of full breakfasts here; fresh produce, and sales of prepared and bottled foods support local food entrepreneurs who are always on site to chat.
Ocean Avenue Green Market/West
• Boynton Mall south parking lot, along Old Boynton Road, 801 S. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach
• Open Oct. 31, Saturdays through spring, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• A carryover from the east market, food entrepreneurs will offer prepared and bottled foods, fresh produce and plants at this new market that will eventually become year-round and indoors.
Oceanside Farmer’s Market
• On J Street, between Lake and Lucerne avenues, downtown Lake Worth • Open year-round, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Wide selection of vegetables and fruits, baked goods, bouquets and cooking demos, plus live music every week are offered at this fun street market.