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Park Slope-based photographer Valery Rizzo is back this month with a bevy of portraits taken at Greenmarkets across Brooklyn.  Over the course of a few weekends, Valery worked the Greenpoint/McCarren Park and Grand Army Plaza markets, capturing the first of the rhubarb crop, the weekly commotion, and the men and women who work the land and the sea to bring fresh produce to us every week.

Rhubarb being sold by Red Jacket Orchards at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

Kira Kinney, owner of Evolutionary Organics holding a bunch of their green garlic at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. The farm from Ulster County, NY. specializes in growing certified naturally grown vegetables, carries seedlings for your garden of every kind and collects your compost.

Veggies from Evolutionary Organics.

Evolutionary Organics collecting compost on site.

Will McEvoy of Blue Moon Fish at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

Artwork by Sally Mara Sturman for Blue Moon Fish. There is always a line to buy the local seafood caught from their boat, The Blue Moon, off Eastern Long Island.

Cayden Lovejoy pausing to show us some of Blue Moon's freshly caught fish. They sell whole and filleted fish, shellfish and their very own smoked and pickled fish.

Apples and Rhubarb at Red Jacket Orchards from Ontario County, New York, at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

Jo Mickek working the never ending line to pick up fresh dairy milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream from Ronnybrook Farm, from Columbia County, New York.

Zubin Hensler of Madura Farms, from Goshen, New York, selling exotic mushrooms, many of which have medicinal properties. Pioppini are just one type of the many they have on hand at the market.

Father and daughter, Ray and Kelly Kettenring of S. & S. O. Produce Farms from Goshen, New York.

Radishes from S. & S.O. Produce Farms.

Onions, radishes and tatsio are all displayed in abundance by S. & S. O. at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

Rubarb, bok choy and scallions are just some of the many varieties of produce they haul to the market in beautiful wooden crates.

And if all that great food was not enough there are also gorgeous flowers sold by Brooke Green and Caroline Contillo of Dutchmill Garden as a well as a Dobro player for your listening entertainment.

All photos © Valery Rizzo. All rights reserved.


Valery is a Park Slope-based professional photographer with a love of good food and all things Brooklyn. You can find more of her work on her website, and you can follow her food adventures on her photo blog, Eating Brooklyn.

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