Vendor & Operations Manual

WELCOME TO THE GARDENS GREENMARKET      

Entering its 21st season, The Gardens GreenMarket has become a true Palm Beach County tradition by continuing to operate as a market that contributes to the success of local foods, growers, producers, small businesses and artisans. This market also supports the cultural arts by promoting local artistic talent and providing live entertainment to enhance a festive atmosphere for both vendors and shoppers.

By providing opportunities for farmers, agriculture related products, artisans and others to showcase their products, this market enables producers to sell directly to their customers and reap the rewards for their hard work and long hours. Expanding the economic strength/viability of local growers and small businesses positively impacts the health and wellness of our patrons. We will continue to strive to attract current, past, and new market attendees through monthly “highlights”, special attractions, and the inclusion again of art/culture related exhibits.     

Ashley Shipman
Market Manager
561.630.1146 | ashipman@pbgfl.com

Acceptance into The Gardens GreenMarket is based upon vendor classification priority. Please see below for more information.

FARM & AGRICULTURE VENDOR ACCEPTANCE

  • Prospective vendors who meet the qualifications of a Farm and Agriculture vendor classification will be given first priority into the market, pending an application is submitted on or before Sunday, July 17, 2022.
  • Prospective Vendors who apply on or after Monday, July 18, 2022 and meet the qualifications of a Farm and Agriculture vendor classification will be placed onto a waitlist.

ALL OTHER VENDORS - LOTTERY ACCEPTANCE

  • Prospective vendors who meet the qualifications of a Non-Farm and Value-Added Food, Prepared Concession, Artisan, Crafter and Handmade Goods, or Community Group vendor classification will be accepted through a lottery system, pending an application is submitted on or before July 17, 2022.
  • Vendors who have participated in The Gardens GreenMarket for 15 or more market seasons are exempt from the lottery process, pending an application is submitted on or before July 17, 2022.
  • Vendor names will be drawn at random with the following priority in approximation:
    • 40% Non-Farm and Value-Added
    • 30% Prepared Concession
    • 20% Artisan, Crafter and Handmade Goods
    • 10% Community Group
  • The City reserves the right to modify the above-mentioned percentages based on market needs.
  • The number of vendors selected from the lottery process is entirely dependent upon the amount of remaining vendor spaces; This does not guarantee space(s) into the market.
  • Prospective vendors who are not selected during this initial lottery will have an opportunity to be called off the waitlist (see 'Waitlist Acceptance' below).

WAITLIST ACCEPTANCE

  • Prospective vendors who have submitted an application and have not been accepted into the market may be called off the waitlist to participate if a cancellation occurs.
  • If this occurs, the Market Staff will conduct another lottery for prospective vendors on the waitlist; Vendor names will be selected at random following the above listed priority.
  • Market Manager will contact prospective vendor to notify them of the available space.
  • If that vendor declines to participate, or does not respond in a timely manner, Market Staff will select another name from the lottery.
  1. General Market Info
  2. Become a GreenMarket Vendor
  3. Accepted Vendor Classification &  Jury Info
  4. Vendor Fees & Payment
  5. Rules & Conduct Policy
  6. Meet the Team

LOCATION

The Gardens GreenMarket will operate year-round at the City of Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Campus at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (northeast corner of Burns Road and Military Trail).

DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION

The Gardens GreenMarket is open every Sunday, rain or shine.

  • October – September, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed December 25, 2022)

THE GARDENS GREENMARKET OPENING DAY CEREMONY AND ANNIVERSARY 

Opening Day celebration will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 9am. The 21st Anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 9am.

ANIMALS 

Per City Ordinance Section 46-14: Pets and animals – No person shall bring or allow any pet or animal in any City park, except those assisting or aiding impaired or physically disabled persons. 

A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature horse that has been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the individual as defined by the Department of Justice ADA regulations. The task(s) performed must be directly related to the person's disability.

ATMS 

There are no ATM machines available at The Gardens GreenMarket site. The closest ATM option will be the northwest corner of PGA Blvd. and Military Trail.

LOST AND FOUND

Found items should be turned in to any GreenMarket staff. Any items not claimed by the end of the Market will be delivered to the Burns Road Community Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located next to the fire tower at the market and at the Gardens Park baseball fields. Additional restrooms are located at the Burns Road Community Center. Restrooms at the fire station and City Hall are not for vendor or public use

PARKING

Vendor parking will be available at the Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute, 4215 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. Please understand that if vendors choose to park as close as possible to the market, you are making it more difficult for patrons to enjoy the market.  Vendors with oversized vehicles and/or trailers MUST park at Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute. Parking at the Fire Station or on grass areas is prohibited.