When one of my clients, Eyra from Moonlight Radiance Artisian Soaps Market invited me to the Opening Day of The West Palm Beach Green Market to support her business and see all of the wonderful product and services that the Market had to offer, I said, "without a doubt, I'll be there."
It was such a perfect Saturday morning with just a hint of South Florida Fall creeping in. The Market was packed with happy patrons, venders and lots and lots of puppies.
One of the first booths that I stumbled a crossed was Celis Produce. The gorgeous pumpkins were the first to catch my eye followed by the rainbow of organic produce on display They offer Organic Produce delivered right to your doorstep or at many of the local Farmers Markets.
Persimmony Snickets stunning colors of Orange, green and purple stopped me in my tracks. Their display of persimmons and greens looked delectable. They are a permaculture farm specializing in growing and selling chemical free edible plants and produce at farmers markets and local restaurants. They also hold lectures and training in permaculture and design permaculture gardens and landscapes.
Next in my journey was a stop at the Moonlight Radiance Artisan Soaps Market booth. I love any opportunity to smell and sample Eyra's lavish handmade body products and candles and hear a bit about what is on her mind.
A couple booths down I noticed a mob of market goers at my friend's booth Taste and Sea Creations by Serena. Serena creates, from scratch, sinfully sweet home baked treats including cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and Cake in a jar. These ladies were hustling to attend to they growing crowd just begging for a taste. I'm pretty sure that their clean up was a breeze, at the rate they were going there was sure to be not a crumb left.
Just next door, Mighty Fine Gardens was showing of a group of impressive plant towers so I went for a look. What a great concept for gardening, not only are these plant towers perfect for creative use of space but also for water conservation (up to 95% less water required), ease of use and successful vegetation. I'll be looking into one of these for myself soon!
After talking a bit with the folks at Mighty Fine Gardens, they took me to see another product offered by a friend of theirs, Edamoli! Holey Moley was it yummy! Another mob of market goers flocked to their booth for a taste of their savory soybean dip that just so happens to be pretty darn healthy.
Last but not least, I noticed a hip little bike rental station on Flagler Ave, so I visited their booth to get some info just in time before the Market closed. SkyBike offers bike rentals for the Downtown Palm Beach area. Customers can pick up bikes at the easy self serve stations cruise around to see the sites, do some shopping and then return one of their multiple convenient locations. What a cool concept!
It was definitely a perfect start to the Market season, I enjoyed spending quality time on a sunny Saturday afternoon with my family, watching my kids get licked in the face by a gazillion pups. (photos of that next time, I promise) and learning about lots of fantastic products offered by some innovative entrepreneurs. And what better way to end such a fun filled day then to enjoy lunch at the landmark Bradley's E.R Saloon, a Palm Beach Legend, now Tradition.