Where to Find Locally-Grown Produce in West Palm Beach

One of the things that South Florida residents appreciate most is the year-round growing season. But the best time of year is autumn, when fall harvests deliver a bounty of fresh vegetables and fruit. From all around Florida, local growers deliver locally grown produce to food lovers in West Palm Beach. Here are the top three sources for the most healthy and flavorful produce that West Palm Beach has to offer.

Rorabeck's Plants & Produce

Rorabeck's is an open-air market that offers a splendid assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables in Lake Worth, Florida. Covered only by a permanent tent structure, this casual shopping mart also boasts a recently improved indoor cooler. At Rorabeck's you'll find uncommon South Florida favorites such as longans, pitaya, cassava, jicama and more. Of course, there are also more traditional offers on display, such as avocado, pears, coconut, pineapple and beets. They also have a huge assortment of fresh herbs like rosemary, mint, watercress and thyme. The prices are incredibly affordable, the food is 100% locally grown, and the staff are always ready with a smile. Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Western Beef

You wouldn't expect a place named Western Beef to have much in the way of produce. When you walk through the front doors of Western Beef, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the array of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. With prices much better than chain store supermarkets, this store brings in the locals all hours that they're open, which is 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Browse through overflowing shelves of fresh spinach, chives, kohlrabi, Swiss chard and much more.

West Palm Beach Green Market

The West Palm Beach Green Market has been operating for decades on S. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, Florida, with brief intermissions during the winter months. This giant farmer's market is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway. As you reach for locally grown plums, grapes or green beans, a yacht may float past you in the background. Each weekend in season, West Palm Beach residents flock to this farm-driven compendium of local harvest at the West Palm Beach Green Market. This season's opening day is October 1, 2016 at 9 a.m.

There's no better place than West Palm Beach to find delicious and wholesome produce ingredients for your next farm to table cooking adventure.

Kate Supino is a professional freelance writer in South Florida. You can view more of her work at portfolio.katesupino.com.