McGolrick Park Farmers Market is Moving Outside – AND INTO THE PARK!

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Strawberries will soon make their debut at McGolrick Park Farmers Market!

On Sunday, May 11, McGolrick Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market is moving outside to the center of McGolrick Park. That’s right: We’re going to stretch out into the big, open space, in front of the crescent-shaped colonnade. It will be a beautiful setting for a market that is flourishing because of your support. Thank you!!

Fresh local lettuce for all your salad needs!

We also thank Pastor Amy Kienzle and the Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St.) for giving the market a warm and cozy home inside the church all winter. This Sunday, May 3rd, will be last day of the indoor market – stop by for one last tour of our indoor digs.

Don't forget to bring your compost, folks!

Every Sunday — indoors and out — the market takes place from 11 am to 4 pm. The market also hosts textile recycling and compost drop-off. At the latest count, Greenpointers bring in an average of 400 pounds of compost and 200 pounds of textiles per week!

As the earth rotates into warmer days, the fruits and vegetables of spring begin to appear at the farmers market. In May and June, expect to find wild ramps, garlic scapes, asparagus, salad greens, radishes, spinach, peas, strawberries – just to name a few. Sweet cherries will debut soon after. The farmers’ tables change as the seasons change – the market is stocked by Mother Nature.

As of press time, here are SOME OF the confirmed vendors for Sunday, May 11th:

American Pride Seafood – To know their seafood is to love their seafood. They often sell out by the end of the day, so they’re becoming very well known!

Demi Olive Oil – Husband and wife, John and Demitria, travel to their property in her native Greece to produce olive oil and import it to the U.S. They will be at the market as a “Day Vendor,” meaning they sell on special occasions. Seize the opportunity to savor their olive oil.

Drink More Good – Founder Jason Schuler uses locally sourced and organic ingredients to create hand-crafted soda syrup concentrates, tea and tisane concentrates, and bitters.

Grown in Brooklyn – The man, the legend, the tempeh. Barry recently started bottling his peanut sauce for sale and now his hungry masses are sated. Join them.

Horman’s Best Pickles – Overheard last summer: A customer walking away from their stand and saying to his friend, “I LIVE FOR these pickles.” That moment when you’re sure that you could hang tight with somebody.

Hurray for Garlic Scapes!

Jersey Farm Produce – They’ve been with us all winter at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, and we’re so happy they can join us for the first few weeks of the outdoor season.

Pie Lady & Son – When you talk with Wil’s mom, the Pie Lady, it’s quick to see how he turned out so great. She started her business by selling pies from her back porch in Nyack, NY.

Orwasher’s – By sourcing locally, Owner Keith Cohen is single-handedly reviving the New York grain harvest. Over the winter, Serious Eats named their baguette the Best of 2013.

Saratoga Crackers – Teresa Algers’ official title is “Cracker Master.” She bakes delicious, sweet and savory crackers with healthy ingredients. Our official response is “More please.”

Sohha Savory Yogurt – In March, New York Magazine declared their yogurt the Best of New York 2014. Lucky for their fans in McGolrick Park, we’ve known this all along.

Stone & Thistle Farm – Pastured-raised meats and chicken from upstate New York. They also have amazing prepared foods, such as jams and sauces made on the farm.

Tierra Farm – Fair trade, locally-roasted nuts, nut butters, coffees, granola, and more. Many items; all addictive.

In the following weeks, these vendors will be joined by Brooklyn Grange, MOMO Dressing, Alex’s Tomato Farm, Garden of Eve Organic Farm, and a brand new vendor named Cooperative 518. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for full vendor and market details!

AND one more reason to celebrate on May 11th: It’s Mother’s Day. To honor Mom, we invite artists of all ages to our craft table to create a card for her. We’ll have colorful papers, markers, glue sticks, stickers, and more for playful card makin’.

Thank you for supporting Down to Earth Markets farmers and food makers. We’re thrilled to begin our third year in McGolrick Park. Can’t wait to see you again.

Sponsored post courtesy of Down the 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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