Autumn News from the McGolrick Park Farmers Market
Happy Autumn, Greenpoint, from Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the McGolrick Park Farmers Market. We’re writing with the latest market news, including an important announcement: On Sunday, November 30th, the market will move indoors to the Lutheran Church of the Messiah! The church is located at 129 Russell Street, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues. This will be our second winter in this location, and we thank Pastor Amy Kienzle and the church community for hosting us during the chilly months. The market will be held every Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, throughout the winter, including over the holiday weekends.
As part of the seasonal transition, we welcome new vendors and wish some of our summer buddies a happy hibernation ahead. If you want to stock up on fresh produce from Brooklyn Grange, Garden of Eve, or Alex’s Tomato Farm, you’ll want to catch them soon. They will sell at the market for as they continue to harvest, but they are soon to turn in for the winter. Also, Jos Vulto of Vulto Creamery, will wrap up the market season on Sunday, Nov. 23rd. (FYI, studies show that people who bring his cheese to a Thanksgiving dinner party dramatically increase the likelihood of being invited back next year.)
Like all the vendors, Jos has an interesting story. We recently shared it on our company blog – you can find it right here.
Two new vendors have joined the market, and they will continue to be a part of the upcoming winter venue in the church.
Have you tried Dr. Pickle and Ovenly? There’s a good chance that you already know the amazing baked goods by Ovenly, as they’re a homegrown Greenpoint business. Yet, this is their first venture into the McGolrick Park area of the neighborhood, and co-founder Erin Patinkin says they “couldn’t be happier” with the reception they’ve received at the market.
Erin, together with Ovenly co-founder, Agatha Kulaga, are giving themselves a new challenge at the farmers market: Create a changing, weekly selection of items with as many local ingredients as possible. In the coming weeks, they will have seasonal quick breads, for example, including Pumpkin Olive Oil Bread. They are baking with Daisy brand flour, sourced from the Lancaster Farm Cooperative in Pennsylvania, and creating a variety of foods to “grab and go” at the market. On the menu this Sunday will be a rye scone sandwich filled with seasonal ingredients – developed from what inspires them this week in the bakery.
Dr. Pickle is a family business owned by the Nadel brothers from Paterson, New Jersey. They grew up in pickle business and learned every step while working for their father. “Some days he’d give us office work, and other days, we’d make boxes,” explains Marc Nadel, “We’ve been around pickles our whole lives.” Now they are at the McGolrick Park Farmers Market every other week through November – find them this Sunday, November 9th. They will join the winter market full-time on November 30th.
The market farmers are harvesting delicious fall crops: Apples, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, winter squash varieties, turnips, beets, kohlrabi – just to name a few to kick in the cravings. Every week, the market features fresh fish, pasture-raised meat, poultry, and eggs; Orwasher’s incredible breads, seasonal pies by Pie Lady & Son, locally-sourced charcuterie from Brooklyn Cured, Tierra Farm’s fair trade nuts, nut butters, and coffee; prepared foods to go, and much more. All these items will continue to be offered throughout the winter market.
The market hosts compost collection every Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm, in partnership with our friends at BIG! Compost. Also, drop off your old clothes and textiles for recycling by Green Tree Textiles – they are at the market every week from 11 am to 4 pm. If you have clothes that can still be worn, they will donate them to charity. If you give them textiles, they will recycle the textiles into usable items for the future.
On behalf of all of us here at Down to Earth Markets, we’re excited for the winter season ahead. AND we’re already looking to the spring, when we’ll welcome back the full roster of summer vendors that Greenpoint has come to love. Thank you all for supporting the farmers and food makers at this market!
Sponsored post courtesy Down to Earth Markets.