News from the McGolrick Park Farmers Market + Growing Cities Screening (3/4)
Greetings from Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the McGolrick Park Farmers Market! We’re open indoors through the winter on Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. Find us at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah on Russell Street, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues.
Every week, the market has amazing fresh fish, produce, breads, baked goods, prepared foods to go, savory yogurt, pickles and more. Brooklyn Cured is now back on Sundays with their delicious charcuterie – Chorizo, Hot Dogs, Lamb & Black Olive Sausage are a few of our loves that come to mind.
Also, D & J Organic Farm has returned as a full-season vendor. They grow yummy, mineral-packed greens in their farm greenhouses throughout the winter. They’re also renowned for their farm-made dumplings, both veggie and pork. YUM. And that’s just for starters…
Join us this coming Wednesday, March 4th, from 6-8:30 pm, when we partner with the Lutheran Church of the Messiah to host the documentary screening of Growing Cities. This one-hour film examines the role of urban farming in America and its power to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. Afterwards, we excited to host a panel with these confirmed guests:
- Ben Flanner, Brooklyn Grange
- Lise Lorimer of the Queens Botanical Garden Farm
- And Erik Martig of BIG! Compost
They will discuss their experience in urban farming and environmental work, as well as take questions from the audience. The Screeening & Discussion will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah at 129 Russell Street a.k.a the market’s winter home. Snacks from the market will be served. $10 suggested donation – proceeds go to support the church.
We’re happy to collaborate with the Lutheran Church of the Messiah for the second winter in a row. Our hat is off to Pastor Amy Kienzle and her work in providing a homeless respite center for the most vulnerable people in our community during the winter. The shelter has not affected the market at all, as it is closed well before the vendors arrive for market set-up. We whole-heartedly support her commitment to the community.
Lastly, did you know…in the last 6 months of 2014, people donated over 20,000 pounds of compost at the market! WOW. Keep it coming. And join us on Wednesday, March 4th to learn more about the farmers market and the community of sustainability that we’re all building together. See you at the market.
Sponsored post courtesy Down to Earth Markets.