As June approaches and farmer's market enthusiasts plan on buying fresh produce for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month, only some markets will remain open during the summer months.
Courtesy of Community Farmers Markets of South Florida
Emily Lilly, founder and manager of the Boca Raton GreenMarket which runs October through May, attributes the market's decision to close for the summer to two factors: Northern visitors leaving town and the growing season in Florida.
"We get the regulars from the area, from the community at large and then the numbers swell when the snowbirds come because they're used to green markets up North," Lilly said.
Opening year-round is not an option for the market since it caters to Florida-grown produce and must run according to the growing season.More »