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Spring bounty at the inaugural run of the McGolrick Park farmers market last Sunday.

Well…that was kind of easy: In January, Greenpointers began signing a petition to bring a farmers market to McGolrick Park. A few weeks later they had upwards of 700 signatures. A few weeks after that they had a permit from the community board, and last Sunday, they had their first market. Is this, then, how democracy is supposed to work!?

While they were at it, since no one in Brooklyn should have to walk more than, say, six blocks to purchase food directly from the people who grow it, the market organizers decided threw in another new one – at Cooper Park, a few blocks east of McGolrick, on the other side of the BQE in East Williamsburg. The Cooper Park market debuted last weekend as well.

Both markets are hosted by Community Markets, the organization behind the Park Slope Farmers Market, held year-round on Sundays on 4th Street, off 5th Avenue.

The McGolrick Park market will run every Sunday through November 18th, from 11am to 4pm, on the Russell Street side of the park.

Here’s the current McGolrick vendor lineup:

The Cooper Park Market is also on Sundays, from 11am to 4pm, through November. Their vendors include:

 

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3 Responses to New Farmers Markets Debut in Greenpoint, East Williamsburg

  1. Terrance says:

    I love your photos, but I have some retsrvaeions about that feast. Despite being raised on a farm, I don’t really care to meet an animal second before I eat his o her mother, father, spouse, brother or sister …..

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  3. Yazn says:

    Hi Peter, This is Philip from Kilpatrick Family Farm in upstate NY. Michael knows Drew and Joan pettry well. We recently transferred our farm blog (www.kilpatrickfamilyfarm.com/blog/) over to wordpress. I stumbled across yours today and I really like some of the things you’ve done with it. One question though, what plugin are you using to link Facebook and WordPress? Which one are you using for your recent comments?Best, Philip

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