With all the good food at the local greenmarkets, it's a wonder anyone feels the need to eat in a restaurant these days. You can buy anything from fresh seafood and locally-raised meats, produce and baked goods, along with ready-made breakfast, lunch and dinner to go. Visiting the Palm Beach Gardens and Tequesta markets this weeks, here's what's new:
It was a good day for kimchi, the fermented vegetable-based Korean condiment. Two locals are mixing it up: Jonathan from North Palm Beach's Village Organic Market is at Gardens Greenmarket and Moe from West Palm beach-based Moe's Fermenteds is at Tequesta. Jonathan and his partner Jenny also have excellent, slightly chunky apple butter, smoothies, fresh juice, spice mixes and sliced dried fruit at their booth, and more organic groceries at their shop, including body and skin care items. Moe's has spice and herb-infused juices, teas, salad dressings and marinades, along with a variety of other fermented vegetable mixes.
Allison Murphy brought groovy food in the form of the Veggie Love food truck to the Tequesta market. The hilariously painted truck got a lot of attention and substantial lines, with people trying out the smoothies, raw brownies and cupcakes, spring rolls and tacos. Murphy started out in Asheville in 2011 and lucky for local lovers of raw vegan food, moved operations to Fort Pierce last year. The truck's great look got plenty of attention, but in the end, the food won over the crowds. Kids not only stopped by, they even wanted to try out the vegetables.
Tequesta Greenmarket, first and third Sunday of the month through April at Constitution Park, 299 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Hours: noon to 4 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens Greenmarket, Sundays year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.