From Booth to Business
The Delray Beach GreenMarket is full of entertainment, food, and fun. Every Saturday the market is brimming with sights, sounds and smells to fill the senses. However, the loveliness of the market is not the whole story. The market also serves as a small business incubator here in Delray.
Each vendor at the market is a small business. The market serves as a perfect place for small businesses to grow, test their products and get face-to-face with their customers. Each time you make a purchase, you are supporting a local, small-businesses. There are some major benefits to shopping local. According to USA Today, “When you shop small, the bulk of the money you spend, and most of your taxes stay local, you raise property values, and you strengthen your community.” (USA Today) Shopping at local small businesses not only guarantees you quality products, and service, it is also like paying yourself in the benefit it adds to the community that you live in.
A few of our vendors have even gone on to open their own brick-and-mortar businesses here in Delray! Last year, Loic Autret opened the French Bakery and Cafe. You can visit the bakery all week from 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM, or you can find him at the Winter GreenMarket opening October 29th in Old School Square Park. Their breads and pastries are a little slice of heaven and we are so glad they have made their permanent home here in Delray Beach. For more information, please visit their website here. Coming soon to Downtown Delray is Grandma’s Treasures, a German baker, who also got their start at the Delray GreenMarket. Visit her at the last Summer GreenMarket this Saturday 9 AM- Noon at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
Every time you shop at the GreenMarket, don’t forget you are benefiting your community, your neighbors, and Delray as a whole!