Behind the Scenes at the Delray GreenMarket
When guests start arriving at the Delray GreenMarket every Saturday, they may not be aware of everything that has being going on behind the scenes to make the magic happen. By 9 am each Saturday, the dynamic trio of Lori Nolan, Danny Oliveras & Francisco Perez have already put in three hours’ work making sure everything is ready to go. Be sure to give a friendly ‘hello’ when you spot them at the Market this weekend. We had a chance well before the sunrise to talk with Danny.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the Delray GreenMarket?
Danny: I always have fun working there! I have the opportunity to meet new people in the community and the work environment is very enjoyable.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Delray in general?
D: All the improvements that have been accomplished in the city. I grew up here for the most part and have enjoyed seeing it grow and change. Because it’s the most fun city, there is always something new happening!
Q: When you’re not at the Market on Saturdays where could we find you?
D: When I am off duty I tend to be at home spending time with my family.
Q: What time do you arrive to start setup?
D: I always arrive at 6 am during the season to begin setup.
Q: How long does it take to setup? Breakdown and cleanup?
D: It normally takes 4 hours for us [Francisco & I] to set everything up with the finishing touches. When it comes to do the breakdown and clean-up it takes around 6 hours in general.
Q: What is something that most people don’t know about you that you would like to share?
D: I am very social, sentimental yet blunt. I tend to get along with everyone and I enjoy cooking.
Q: Can you summarize your work ethic in a few words?
D: It’s necessary to be an honest, responsible and hard working individual who is capable of performing his work efficiently.
Q: Why do you think it is important to shop local businesses?
D: I believe it’s important because it helps to grow local businesses in the city and increase job opportunities.