About 50 vendors are expected to participate in the grand opening of the new Acreage Green Market on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — and it’s not just produce growers.
To be held at Acreage Community Park, located at 6701 140th Avenue North, the new weekly event is sponsored by the Acreage Landowners’ Association.
“We have crafters, farmers, produce, clothing, pony rides, a DJ, food trucks, all different kinds of home goods as far as baking and cookies, and all kinds of good stuff you don’t normally find in a green market,” ALA Secretary Sandra Love Semande said.
Many of the vendors are local, such as jewelry crafters and a pool company that will be selling tiki items for the patio in addition to pool supplies.
“We have a variety of vendors and a lot of the food trucks that come to our Acreage Community Jams that will be there as well,” Semande said.
Other attractions include gluten-free food, flowers, orchids, arts and crafts, and other kids’ activities.
Semande said the opening of a green market in The Acreage is long overdue.
“People had talked about a green market years and years ago and nothing ever took place,” she said. “When this ALA board got together, some residents brought it to the board again. I talked to the board about moving forward with it and got the ball rolling. Two months later, here we are, and it’s going to start on Sunday.”
The same people producing the popular West Boca Green Market are coordinating the Acreage Green Market for the ALA. “They are actually doing the setup, teardown and cleanup for us,” she said. “We’re overseeing it, and I will be on hand the entire day making sure everything is the way it’s supposed to be.”
The event also has the support of the Indian Trail Improvement District.
“We’ve opened it up to all the schools to come and perform, or if they want to do fundraising, they can have a free booth,” Semande said. “Nonprofits can have a free booth. The regular vendors are $40 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot spot, and the farmers, local farmers only, are $25 a spot.”
For more information, visit www.shopgreenmarkets.com or call (561) 929-0237.
Semande said the Acreage Green Market is representative of growing membership in the ALA. “We continue to gain membership at every function that we provide,” she said.
Learn more about the ALA at www.acreagelandowners.org.