shelby-lowe-web.jpgRIVIERA BEACH —The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has launched a new green market with a focus on seafood, fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables and prepared foods.

The inaugural season of the Riviera Beach Market at the Marina, located at 13th Street and Broadway, immediately in front of the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina at 200 E. 13th St., opened on Saturday, Dec. 15. The market is free and open to the public, and will run from 2 – 7 p.m. on Saturdays through March 9, 2013.

Officials say the Riviera Beach Market at the Marina is a prelude to Riviera Beach’s Public Market, which is supported by the Palm Beach County Commission. That project, a planned element of the Marina District South Redevelopment Project, is a state-designated, full-service public market that will feature fresh produce and foods, seven days a week. 

The Riviera Beach Market at the Marina will feature locally grown produce, fresh seafood, plants, baked goods, arts & crafts, jewelry, herbs & spices, pet treats, a pet friendly area, handmade candles & soaps, cooking demonstrations, live music and entertainment, children’s activities and more. Opportunities will also be provided for local nonprofits to promote their causes.  

The grand opening featured a ribbon cutting and live entertainment by local jazz, reggae, and Latin music artists performing throughout the day.

“The Riviera Beach Market at the Marina will be without a doubt, the best place to get fresh, quality food at affordable prices in our area,” said Shelby Lowe, Riviera Beach commissioner.

Vendor spaces are available with special opening season incentives including a 10 percent discount for spaces reserved for the entire season. Entertainment booking and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information or to reserve a booth, contact The Mosaic Group at 561.290.6739, or visit