Wait a second, is that DIRT on my beets? Get over it, says Greenmarket Etiquette expert Carrie King, and don't put them in a plastic bag, either.

[Editor’s note: Today we welcome Carrie King, a Brooklyn-based chef, writer, and teacher who moonlights on weekends working the stand for a local farmer at a Brooklyn Greenmarket. Over the next few weeks she’...

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

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. ...

 
The spring harvest has begun at Brooklyn Grange. You can get some of the city's freshest produce yourself beginning this week, as the Grange kicks off their 2012 market season in Long Island City today and in Williamsburg on Sunday, at Smorgasburg.

The spring harvest has begun at Brooklyn Grange. You can get some of the city's freshest produce yourself beginning this week, as the Grange kicks off their 2012 market season in Long Island ...

 
Many Brooklyn farmers markets are open throughout the winter. Some farmers at the markets are using technology to extend their growing season, meaning you can find fresh local, produce year-round.

Many Brooklyn farmers markets are open all winter long. Some farmers at the markets are using technology to extend their growing season, meaning you can find fresh local, produce year-round. Real Brooklynites don’t shrink ...

 
A USDA report finds that local food is a much bigger market than previously thought, with a healthy growth curve and sales projected to reach $7 billion this year.

A USDA report finds that local food is a much bigger market than previously thought, with a healthy growth curve and sales projected to reach $7 billion this year. We all know someone who rolls ...

 
The aftermath

by Joanna Shaw Flamm While Irene may have left New York City with a no more than few uprooted trees, the real story of this storm has become the flooding and destruction across upstate New ...

 
The aftermath

Foodshed Market, an indoor farmers market at The Commons on Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond, is now open on Tuesday nights Alright everyone, take out your list of reasons you can’t eat ...

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

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 ...

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

With a few exceptions, Downtown Brooklyn is one area that definitely hasn’t felt the touch of the borough’s newfound enthusiasm for good food. That’s about to change…Official word broke last ...

 
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Melissa Ennen working the door at Foodshed Market When Melissa Ennen decided to open The Commons, a community and educational center in Boerum Hill, she didn’t just want to host classes and workshops. She ...

 
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After working late on a weeknight, you rush home, drop your coat and bag on the couch, and open the fridge hoping to find something quick and satisfying to make for dinner. You eye that ...

 
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The Added Value Red Hook Community Farm will be celebrating autumn’s bounty by hosting their fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday.This isn’t some quaint gathering of locavores: it’s a ...

 
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Our friend and farmers market maven (make that manager) Chelsea Whittaker has been providing great tips all season long on what to get at your local Brooklyn farmers markets, and this week she reminds us ...

 
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Tomatoes and corn always grab the headlines at the farmers market, but don’t sleep on summer squash. Also called zucchini, summer squash comes in many varieties in our area, each with its own ...

 
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Corn seems to have gotten a bit of bad rap lately (thanks, Michael Pollan), but fresh summer corn is definitely not something to miss. We asked our farmer friend Chelsea Whittaker, manager of Greenpoint/McCarren ...