McGolrick Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market Moves Inside! Plus Compost Drop-Off!

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Lutheran Church of The Messiah (129 Russell St) Hosts Winter Farmers Market

Down to Earth Markets is delighted to announce that the McGolrick Park Farmers Market will move indoors for the winter months to the Lutheran Church of the Messiah beginning on Sunday January 5, 2014. The church is located at 129 Russell Street, directly across the street from the market’s current outdoor location on Russell Street, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues. The market will continue to be held every Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Migliorelli Apple Varieties

“With this move indoors, a neighborhood collaboration begins, and we’re really happy to work with the Church of the Messiah. The community has embraced this market, and now with the church, we’re able to provide it all year around. It’s a terrific opportunity,” said Frankie Rowland, Director, Marketing and Community Relations, Down to Earth Markets.

For Amy Kienzle, Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Messiah since August 2013, hosting the indoor farmers market fosters her goal to open the church more to the community.

“One of the things we value is connecting with people in a positive way,” she shared. “The church has been here for over 100 years, and we want to reinvigorate our relationships in the community, especially in supporting all the great things already underway, like the farmers market.”

American Pride Seafood

Several fan favorite vendors have already confirmed for McGorlick Park’s Winter Farmers Market, including: American Pride Seafood, Horman’s Best Pickles, Orwashers Bakery, Sohha Savory Yogurt, Pie Lady & Son, Stone & Thistle Farm (pasture-raised meats and poultry), and Tierra Farm (locally-roasted nuts, coffees, and more).

MOMO Dressing will be at the market biweekly, and Grown in Brooklyn, creators of local tempeh, will sell their products as a day vendor, too. Also, in the winter months, we welcome two new farmers who are prolific greenhouse growers: Jersey Farm Produce and Migliorelli Farm. They will bring fresh greenhouse greens, field root vegetables, added-value products, and much more!

Jersey Farm Kholrabi

Also, Down to Earth Markets is excited to continue working with BIG!Compost to offer compost drop-off at the indoor farmers market. We’ve extended the compost hours to 11 am to 2 pm, every Sunday. From August 18th – December 1st, 2013, the McGolrick Park Farmers Market site collected 5,500+ lbs of compost. AMAZING. Thank you!

Starting in mid-January, Green Tree Textile Recycling will join the market as well. They collect the full spectrum of unwanted textiles. When they get clothing items that are still useful, they donate the clothes to charity. When they get textiles that can no longer be worn, they recycle these fabrics for further use. Soon, we look forward to hosting them at the market every week.

Later, as the days warm up in the spring, the farmers market will move back outside to its McGolrick Park location.

Please stay tuned to DowntoEarthMarkets.com for market updates — including events, cooking demos, and new vendors — as they develop. Thank you for supporting the neighborhood farmers market!

Down to Earth Farmers Markets is a certified B-Corporation that curates and manages approximately twenty farmers markets in Westchester County, Rockland County, and in New York City. We started our first farmers market in Ossining, NY in 1991. We believe that seasonal, local food is a vital part of our heritage that ensures the health of our communities and environment. 

The Lutheran Church of the Messiah hosts Sunday School at 9:30 am and worship at 11:00 am on Sundays. For more information, please visit greenpointlutherans.org.

Sponsored post courtesy of Down To Earth Markets.

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

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