Happy springtime, Greenpointers! Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the McGolrick Park Farmers Market, is happy to announce that this Sunday brings an annual rite of passage: the farmers market moves back OUTSIDE. Starting May 3rd, the market returns to the center of McGolrick Park. Find us in the wide-open space in front of the Shelter Pavilion, surrounded by the park’s budding trees.
Along with springtime stretching into the park, we have other news of expansion: the market is now open from 10 am to 4 pm. And, thanks to our partner BIG!Compost, we have an additional hour for compost drop-off. Now you can bring your food scraps to the market anytime between 10 am to 3 pm! And don’t forget Green Tree Textiles, another great market collaborator, accepts unwanted clothes, shoes, and other textile materials every Sunday, all market long.
To kick off the outdoor season, enjoy music with Patrick & His Band on Sunday from noon to 2 pm. Patrick Adams (trumpet/percussion), together with Nicki Adams (piano/melodica) and Brian Messenger (guitar/percussion) have a unique sound stemming from jazz, blues, r&b, acoustic, and folk music. There’s no better Sunday than strolling the market, picking up amazing foods, and hearing their music in the air. [Note: Yes, we’re biased, but we speak our truth.]
On Sunday the market bounty will runneth over with fresh fruits, herbs, and veggies, seafood, delicious breads, baked goods, pies, prepared foods to go, savory yogurt, pickles, tempeh by Barry, pasture-raised meats and eggs, and MORE. We’ll host Demi Olive Oil as a rotating vendor. AND, the neighborhood’s beloved cheesemonger, Jos Vulto of Vulto Creamery, will return to the market.
Coming up: On Sunday, May 17th, the market will host its first ever Book Exchange Table. In an effort guided by local readers, the spirit of the table is to “Bring a Book/Take a Book.” If you have good books that you’ve finished and you’re ready to send them out into the world for new readers, drop them off at the table. In return, fellow patrons of the farmers market will do the same. It’s a way to create an active flow of good books around the neighborhood.
The following week, Sunday, May 24th, we’ll have a Taste of the Season cooking demo from noon to 2 pm with fresh produce from the market. Between now and then, please prepare for deliciousness and stay tuned for details.
In the coming weeks, more vendors will join the market, including Mom & Popsicles, Brooklyn Grange, Full Circle Farm, and others. Stay tuned to Down to Earth Market’s McGolrick Park Farmers Market webpage for updated vendor announcements, events, and more.
Greenpoint, thank you for supporting local farmers and food makers at the market. This year marks our 4th summer season and counting. It will be the best one yet!