Updated: Feb 17
Garden of Esther has been part of the Oceanside Vero Beach Farmers Market for nearly 18 months and in that time we have made so many new friends - fellow vendors, restaurants, stores, and individuals.
Those of you who routinely come to the market - and really, if that's not you, you are missing out! - know that there are over two dozen vendors offering just about everything: fresh pasta (GoE!), locally-grown produce, tea, honey, grass-fed beef, seafood, bread, one-of-a-kind art, pickles, flowers, soaps, and even doggie treats. And it's ALL produced by your neighbors - unless you made it yourself, it couldn't get more local. No one person has time to make that long list of stuff all by themselves so our farmers market is the perfect solution.
We hope that by now you've had a chance to sample a wide variety of our fresh pastas - some different shapes, some different flavors, maybe even some gluten-free. We are always on the lookout for new suggestions.
The only potential downside to farmers market shopping - and this is totally a first-world problem - is that you can't always be sure what you want is going to be there. Food is seasonal, despite all evidence to the contrary at the grocery store. Artisans choose what to make, week to week, and don't usually offer every possibility every week. Mother Nature sometimes does her own thing.
If you want Garden of Esther pasta in your weekly meal rotation, though, we have the ideal solution: Order Ahead.
Have a hankerin' for garlic basil linguine? Want to get your hands on some vegan pappardelle? Need some gluten-free rigatoni? If you Order Ahead on our website, we can make pretty much whatever you want, whenever you want, and in any quantity you want. The worst thing that happens is you decide to skip cooking it that week - and then you just store it in your freezer.
Still not convinced? Here is a quick list of our top five reasons you should Order Ahead:
1. You can be sure you will get your fresh pasta - because sometimes we do run out.
2. You can choose the flavor/shape combo you want from our full list of options - even donuts!
3. You like to plan your meals out ahead of time? This is perfect for you.
4. When you order three or more packages, you get a discount; when you order five or more, you get a bigger discount.
5. You still pick up your pasta at the farmers market - we want to see you there!
Bonus #6 - You can still shop spur of the moment with us even if you have ordered ahead - best of both worlds.
Maybe you have family coming to town and you want our fresh lasagna sheets for the occasion. Maybe you have finicky eater who only likes stelline-shaped pasta. Maybe you can't live without pasta and your beloved partner is gluten-free. We have you covered - just let us know what you need.
See you at the farmers market!