Everyone needs a little relief from South Florida’s scorching summer days, and what could be better than some fresh Florida-grown fruits and vegetables? Throw some summer produce into a blender to create a refreshing smoothie, add some to a homemade wrap or enjoy these items in their pure form.
You can find these Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at many local summer green markets. Here are a few:
The Gardens Green Market (10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, 561/630-1100) is open from May through September on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Palm Beach Outlets Green Market (1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/515-4400) is open every Saturday throughout the summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Central Park Market (5283 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/499-9935), located indoors at the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, is open from June through September on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coconut Creek Green Market (4441 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, 954/974-6624) is open from April through October on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taryn Tacher is a senior at the University of Florida studying Journalism and Business Administration, who is interning at Boca Magazine this summer. Though she is less than five feet tall, what she lacks in height she makes up for with her passion for writing. She loves yoga, puppies and all things tiny. You can reach Taryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.