Eat Fresh and Shop Local

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Eat Fresh and Shop Local in Palm Beach County

By Carmen and Tripp Eldridge

Did you know that locally sourced produce not only tastes delicious, but is better for you and the environment? When you buy fruits and vegetables that are grown close to home, they have a much shorter trip from the farm to your plate – giving you fresher, tastier, more nutritious food that leaves a smaller carbon footprint on the planet. With benefits like that, it only makes sense to shop local!

Thankfully, Palm Beach County offers plenty of options to get locally sourced produce, so you’re sure to find a favorite to visit regularly this year. To help you eat healthier and more sustainably in 2022, here are five local farmers markets that make farm-to-table living easier than ever!

Caribbean Plants and Produce

Caribbean Plants and Produce might look more like a plant nursery but looks can be deceiving. This produce stand often has hard-to-find produce like jackfruit, sugar apples, longan fruit, and annonas. Plus, while you’re here, you might find a new air-purifying houseplant to take home, or an exotic fruit tree.

Caribbean Plants and Produce is open year-round. Visit them at 13527 Okeechobee Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL 33470.

Stock up on fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, honey, and unique merchandise at this popular market. With a beautiful lakeside atmosphere and plenty of free parking, this is the perfect place for your seasonal shopping!

Open Saturdays from October through April, you can visit Royal Palm Beach Green Market and Bazaar at 1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411.

Serving Palm Beach County for over 30 years, this quaint plant purser and market has a lot to offer. Besides fresh produce and flowers, Rorabeck’s has a huge selection of plants and pottery for some backyard inspiration. The market also hosts a smoothie and lunch café for a quick lunch on the market. If you’re looking for a gift, one of their special-order fruit baskets is always a good idea.

Rorabeck’s is open year-round, and you can visit this Palm Beach County staple at 55539 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, FL 33463.

Locally grown produce, fresh flowers, artisan baked goods, fresh eggs – you’ll find it all at this lively market that’s located right on the water. You can even bring your leashed up pup with you to peruse the stalls and enjoy the live music. The market is committed to supporting over 80 local vendors every week, rain or shine.

The Lake Worth Farmers Market is open every Saturday from mid-October through April. Stop by and check it out at 1 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

If you’re looking for a family-owned and operated farmer’s market, look no further than Bedner’s! Tasked with bringing a variety of affordable, locally grown produce, the Bender family is making farm-to-table living more accessible in South Florida. Check out their seasonal selections and activities year-round.

You can visit Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market at 10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473.

We hope that this roundup will help you eat fresh and shop local this year. For more reasons why you should embrace the farm-to-table lifestyle, read our December Around Wellington article here.

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Carmen and Tripp Eldridge are small-scale farming experts and the current Farm Directors at Arden, an award-winning residential agrihood in Palm Beach County, FL. Managing the community’s five-acre farm, Tripp and Carmen are pioneering innovative farm-to-table living in South Florida.