Get into the Irish Spirit for March!
St. Patrick’s Day is coming to Delray Beach! The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest traditions in Delray Beach.
The legend of the parade all started with a man named Maury Power. Spending his first St. Patrick’s Day in Florida, Maury Power lamented the lack of any local celebration on St. Patrick’s Day. With just a little encouragement from his pals and probably a bit too much Irish whiskey, he took up the challenge to have an impromptu parade right then and there. Maury left for a few minutes, only to return with his green pig, top hat and shillelagh, he began his solitary stroll up the middle of famous Atlantic Avenue. When questioned as to just what he thought he was doing, parading up the middle of Atlantic Avenue, his proud response was, “I’m having a Parade!” Hundreds of thousands of people have attended the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Delray over the years, and it all started by one man’s decision! See more at: http://www.i-love-delray-beach.com/history-of-st-patricks-day-parade.html#sthash.ibjX22qB.dpuf
The Delray Beach GreenMarket will be closed March 11th for the 49th St. Patrick’s Day Parade. You can still pick up some hearty vegetables for a delicious traditional Irish meal. Here is a recipe for some tasty corned beef and cabbage to get you in the Irish spirit for March!
Crock pot Corned beef and Cabbage
4 large carrots, peeled and cut
10 baby red potatoes, quartered
1 large onion, quartered
4 cups water or vegetable broth
1 4lb corned beef and spice packet
6 oz beer
½ head cabbage, coarsely chopped
Place carrots, potatoes and onion in bottom of slow cooker, add water and place brisket on top of veggies. Add the beer and spice packet, cover and set the cooker on high and cook for 7 hours, add the cabbage and cook for an additional hour.