Every Saturday through Sept. 24, Store Self Storage and Wine Storage on North Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is hosting a Summer Green Market under its breezeway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the summer months, its the only green market in North Palm Beach County. Other area green markets are seasonal, typically operating from October through April or May.
Approximately four dozen vendors participate in the green market. Available items, many of which are organic, natural or local, include fresh seafood, produce, spices, teas, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, handmade shell jewelry, soy candles, essential oils, plants, cleaning products, beef jerky, clothing, shoes and purses. Hot food is also served such as coffee, croissants, conch fritters and seafood paella.
The seafood vendor refers to himself as The Fishmonger. Other vendors include The Joy of Garlic and Hollands Produce
As shoppers enter the facilitys main entrance, they receive a reusable shopping bag branded for the self-storage business. Nearly 1,200 people attended Sept. 3 event, due in part to advertisements and street signage. Facility manager Rhea Slinger said public demand for the event has been overwhelming.
The additional traffic has lead to the rental of an additional six to 12 storage units, according to an article in The Palm Beach Post. Even though shoppers and vendors have increased since the event launched on Sept. 9, there are no plans to continue beyond this month. The storage facility does not wish to compete against the citys green market at Gardens Park, due to reopen on Oct. 16, Slinger said.
- The Palm Beach Post: Covered green market fills niche in summer season