I was so delighted when I got this great news from Nicole Reed, the hero who is behind starting the petition to get a green market in McGolrick Park!

“Hi Jen: I’m happy to report that Community Markets has confirmed the farmers market at McGolrick Park will open on June 3rd! As of then, it will run every Sunday, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, through November 18th, 2012. We are confirming vendors as I write this, and so far we’re lining up a wide variety of local produce, cheeses, meats, pickles, honey, breads and baked goods. The vendors will set up along the Russell Street sidewalk, with ample space for everybody, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues.

Community Markets wishes to thank everyone who encouraged this market by signing the petition of support. We also thank the Community Board 1, Stephanie Thayer of the Open Space Alliance, District Leader Lincoln Restler, Reverend Griffin Thomas of The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, and the Friends of McGolrick Park. This market is happening due to their community advocacy — and the vocal support of many others. We’re thrilled to bring fresh foods from regional farmers and artisanal producers to Greenpoint!

AND there’s more: Due to an under served demand for local food in our area, Community Markets is also opening a farmers market at Cooper Park in East Williamsburg. It will also begin on June 3rd and run every Sunday through November 18th, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Shoppers will find their vendors on the Maspeth Avenue side of the park. We’re getting enthusiastic response from area farmers about this market, too, and we’ll forward the full vendor list once it is confirmed.

Thank you,
Nicole Reed”


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  1. Hi Jen & Co – Thank you for the post! We’re excited over here. I really appreciate the props, but I can only take one ounce of the credit. Community Markets, a company that’s managed farmers markets for over twenty years, is behind this. I just put up a lil’ petition … it was the wild winds of local food demand that got the flames going. (haha – work with me on this analogy…)

    I look forward to seeing you and all our Greenpoint/East Williamsburg neighbors at McGolrick and Cooper Parks this season. Cheers! – Nicole

    1. I’m just so excited this is happening! It is such a great thing for “this side” and all of Greenpoint!

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