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Boys Farmers Market - Delray Beach, FL
Pictures, and a review with prices, of the Boys Farmers' Market located on Military Trail in Delray Beach Florida.

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Boys Farmer's Market

 
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Organic Fruit & Vegetables

 
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Platters, Catering, Cheeses

 

After a friend raved about the high quality produce and low prices, we decided to visit the Boys Farmers' Market early one Saturday morning.

The Boys Farmer' Market is a permanent indoor greenmarket that is open all year long. It has been operating since 1988 when the owners,  a family from New York City, chose the location at 14378 Military Trail in Delray Beach (FL 33484).

Since we arrived relatively early, the chaos in the parking lot was manageable. I parked in a spot on the Eastern side of the lot far from the store to reduce the risk of a runaway shopping cart or Cadillac hitting our car.

The Boys Farmers Market's doors are open from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Monday through Saturday and 9-5 on Sundays. They can be reached by phone at (561) 496-0810.

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Tomatoes, Pineapples
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Bags of Dried Fruits
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Fresh Vegetables Display

To make navigating the narrow aisles packed with slow moving shoppers a little bit easier, we grabbed a hand held basket instead of opting for one of the miniature shopping carts. Walking around the market I could see that there was an excellent selection of fresh organic fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, seafood, cheeses, wine, international foods, baked goods, spices, gourmet coffee, dried fruits, prepared (ready to eat) meals, and party platters. Especially tempting were the juicy rotisserie chickens that rotated hypnotically inside the lighted cookers.

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Antique Tractor Outside
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Market Front Entrance
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Sign On Military Trail
Just some of the fresh produce items I saw in the aisles at the Boys Farmers Market included watermelons, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, corn, cucumbers, squash, artichoke, beets, garlic cloves, strawberries, and raspberries. It was difficult resisting the urge to drop one of each into our already overflowing basket.
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Fruits, Vegetables, Wine
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Radishes, Berries, Pepper
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Onion & Coconut


 
To encourage you to purchase something or consider the market for your catering needs, the employees behind the counters were more than happy to offer you a free sample of the various cheeses, ready-to-eat meals, deli foods, or tasty treats from the bakery. Just be sure to watch your feet while waiting for that free sample since space is limited and a fellow shopper distracted by the vibrant colors could mistakenly run over your toes. I made the mistake of wearing sandals even after reading other shopper reviews online that warned of the danger. Next time I'll don some steel toed construction worker boots.
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Apples & Oranges
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Mango, Tomato, Avocado
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Bell Pepper, Carrots, Celery
When the weight of our overly packed basket started to become tiresome, we walked over to the wine section near the checkout lines and chose a 2006 Bodega Septima Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina. At the checkout line I saw that they accept cash, Visa and MasterCard credit cards. I normally use my American Express Blue card for most purchases to accumulate Membership Rewards program points but I've found that it's not uncommon for small merchants to not accept the less common credit cards such as Discover card or Amex.
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Septima '06 Malbec $8.99
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Produce Prices
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$30.18 Total Cost

Above you'll see the pictures I took of our purchases and also the receipt with the per pound prices so that you can compare them to your local grocery store. We found that some of the produce at the Boys Farmers' Market was much cheaper than at our usual Publix super market while other things were the same price or just slightly more expensive.

Some of the other local farmers' markets in Palm Beach County include the West Palm Beach Greenmarket (Narcissus Ave. & 2nd St.), the Boca Raton Greenmarket (Royal Palm Plaza), the Oceanside Farmers' Market (Lake Worth Beach), the Wellington Greenmarket, the Abacoa Greenmarket, the Delray Greenmarket (Worthing Park), and the Riviera Beach Greenmarket. They are usually open on weekends from the month of October through April.

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