There's only one more Saturday left to catch the Tequesta greenmarket for the season: Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Constitution Park, Seabrook and Dover Roads, Tequesta.
After that, all the small-town goodness goes away until next season. If you missed today's market, you missed live music, seafood, fresh-baked goods, organic pet treats, fresh and local citrus juice, local produce clothes, baskets, candles, gifts and a good time with the neighbors in a park that not only offers a nice stroll for shoppers, but also provides a playground for the kids.
There's parking on the south side of Constitution Park, and in Gallery Square North and South (intersection of Seabrook Road and Tequesta Drive, one block south of the park). Before you hit the beach or head for the mall, this is a market that offers a warm-up for the day's activities.
And if you happen to be heading south next week, the Wilton Manors Wine and Food Festival is happening at Eucalyptus Gardens on Saturday, March 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. The festival will feature 30 chefs and benefits 100+ Abandoned Dog Rescue of The Everglades and Gummakonda, an organization that raises funds to help people affected by natural disasters. Tickets are $50 general admission or $75 for VIP seating. Eucalyptus Gardens is worth a trip all by itself, with the totally relaxing vibe of the place offering a coffee shop, greenmarket, country store and indoor/outdoor design center.