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Awesome farmers market in Boynton Beach!!!

A few months ago I was driving north on SR7 and ran across this little roadside stand selling sweet corn. I stopped and was greeted by a young lady named Meghan who seemed as sweet as the corn itself. This young lady told me that the corn was locally grown by members of her family and that they would soon have a new farmers market at the location that would be selling produce "fresh off the farm". I was kind of skeptical and didn't think much about it until I passed by the location today. Sure enough, there was a 9000 square foot barn style buliding that will soon be Bedner's Farm Fresh Market. I pulled into the parking lot and was once again greeted by Meghan, who for some reason seemed to remember me. The little roadside stand has grown considerably and occupies 1 side of the parking lot. Apparently the market will stay this way until the store is completed. I have to tell you, I would not be sitting here on a beautiful Sunday typing this if I was not impressed. This farming family is the real deal! They are selling some of the best looking produce I have ever seen. There is a U-Pick on site that has some of the sweetest and plumpest strawberries that I have ever bit into. They were also making home made ice cream and were also offering those huge smoked turkey legs and smoked sweet corn. It really seems like these folks are working hard to turn this place into a "destination" instead of just another store. This place is on the west side of SR7 about half way between Atlantic Ave and Boynton Beach Blvd. They also have a website, I think it is www.bedners.com . I am definitely going back next weekend, they said that Santa will be there for the kids.

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  1. I was also there today and it is fantastic. I spoke to one of the Bedner's and their goal is to let kids know where vegetables come from (other than Publix). So they are as much about education as a business. We bought strawberries that were picked 10 minutes before. The same with bell peppers and cukes. Also the cutest little personal watermelons. The romaine was outrageously large and picked this morning. This is one great place.

    1. Karen and I are headed to Bedners again this morning. We've been going on Saturdays since they opened and the produce has been great. The corn, romaine, collards, spinach, squash, peppers, and green beans are all good. The romaine is $2 a head but they're the biggest and freshest we've found in the area. The green beans are fresh and tender and 99 cents a pound this week.

      Last week we went out and picked strawberries and they were delicious. The strawberry beds are raised and the plants well spaced which makes picking much easier. We'll go back for more and maybe some u-pick tomatoes as well.

      This place is a real find and it give us a chance to support a local farming family. These folks are very nice and really have a passion for what they're doing.

      1. thanks for the tip I will be going there today

        1. Bedner's moved in to their new building this week. They're now open Mon-Sat at 8am and Sun at 9 am.

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          1. re: RickL

            went to Bedners for the first time today. Picked strawberries at 99c/lb but they were disappointingly tasteless.

            I think it'[s a fun family trip out kind of place but thought most of their produce is overpriced and I prefer the farm stand on Woolbright.

            1. re: smartie

              Can I get the details for the Woolbright farm stand please? Thanks.

              1. re: BAFU

                The Woolbright market is about 1/4 mile east of the exit off of I-95. You can't miss it.

                1. re: gimmeseconds

                  Oh OK I know it, it's the yellow building on the North side of the street. Been there a few times, all organics pretty much. V nice but....the produce has no flavor! Also hellishly expensive to boot. I'm going to check out Bedner's 1 of these days.

                  1. re: BAFU

                    I thought Bedners was even more expensive!

                    1. re: smartie

                      Egads....that's not good! Well, will go on Sunday and check them out and report back.

                      1. re: smartie

                        ARE YOU KIDDING ME SMARTIE? Corn/4 for a dollar --- jumbo red bell peppers/.99 a pound --- fresh from the field zucchini/.99 a pound, etc., etc.

                        I've been shopping the farm stands (and so-called farm stands) in Broward and Palm Beach counties for 40 years now and have never run into prices as fair and competitive as those at Bedner's. This goes for the U-Pick farms that once existed in Broward County.

            2. It has been a while since I have been here on Chowhound. I would like to take a few minutes to comment on the original post since I am the one who wrote it in the first place. Much has happened since I first stopped at this little roadside stand last year. Out of the ground has grown a beautiful and very unique farm fresh market. In addition to the market, this local farming family has set up an area where a few local vendors can showcase their goods. Combine this with the BBQ trailer and the u-pick, the Bedners have turned their market into a destination where families can go for a Norman Rockwell moment. I have seen some threads to my original post that seems to call into question flavor and price. To me, it seems like maybe their competitors are just slingin mud! Let me give you and example of what I mean...I went in to Bedners a couple of weeks ago to buy some produce for a family BBQ. I purchased 2 dozen ears of their sweet corn, 5 or 6 medium size tomatoes, 2 cucumbers and a mellon. I was expecting the cashier to ask me for 15 to 20 bucks, imagine my surprise when she smiled at me and said "that will be $10.65 today sir". I was certain that she had made a mistake, but no, the price was right! Several of my guests commented on the quality and great flavor of everything that I had purchased. Not only was the sweet corn the best I have ever eaten, but I re-boiled a couple of the leftover ears the next day and it was just as good as the day before. If you haven't been there yet, you really need to get in there and check this place out for yourself!

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              1. re: Soflsguy

                i was there thiws morning-4 ears of corn,e pounds of beefsteak tomatoes,2 cantelppes,dozen fresh peaches ,10 LARGE RED PEPPERS,fresh cauliflower, broccolli,8 huge cucumbers,6 huge navel oranges---20 bucks ORGANIC FRESH AND DELISH--0N QA 1 TO 10---THIS PLACE GETS A 12

                1. re: marky123

                  This is one of my favorite places to go for produce, Great Prices Great Product.. During Strawberry Season, some of the Best strawberries I have had down here. The Tomatos are crazy good, and I love to go pick my own Tomatos for my sauce. Highly recommend this place.

                  P.S. their BBQ ribs are pretty darn tasty also.

              2. I finally went there this morning and I'm totally enamored!

                I spent less than $30 and got a LOT of produce. I got red peppers, canteloupe, spinach, scallions, tomatoes, avocados, eggplant, arugula, sweet potatoes, broccoli rabe, lemons, limes, baby carrots, fresh multigrain bread, and hummus flour chips - those last 2 were the more pricey items.

                They are now serving fresh (tractor-churned lol) ice cream (I was too early - it wasn't ready yet) every weekend as well as a professional BBQ all day saturdays and sundays. I was told the BBQ chef travels all over the country in competitions. If my guy wasn't bbq-ing a steak tonight I'd drag him over there for dinner. They also have a huge tiki hut that can be rented out for parties :D

                The place is spotless and it's so nice to not be in Whole Foods or anywhere near a Publix. Speaking of which, the bagger and cashier laughed at me when they asked me where I shopped and I answered Publix. I'm like, what? WHAT?! Isn't this a normal answer down here?! ;)

                Anyway, it doesn't feel like Boca or even Delray. It's so removed. I felt like I left town even for just an hour. It was a mini vacation lol.

                (yes I need a life)

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                1. re: OysterHo

                  this was the tractor-churned ice cream :)

                   
                  1. re: OysterHo

                    I agree that regardless of the produce or prices or whatever else, this is like a step back in time, or a step into another state's rural area (Texas? California?). It's definitely like a mini-escape from the beaches / Boca mall / I-95 life.