The market officially opened last Tuesday, the 19th and will run every Tuesday until November 22nd (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving). The market is smaller than either of our weekend farmers markets with just six vendors currently, all of which can also be found at the Saturday market. The big produce stalls of Red Jacket Orchards with their apples, plums, cherries, currants, apricots, peaches, berries and fresh juice from Ontario County, NY; and S & S.O. with tons of vegetables from Orange County, NY anchor the market much like on Saturdays. (A little GrowNYC history: S & S.O. was also one of Greenmarket’s founding farmers in 1976.)
Those looking for more orchard fruit will find Maynard Farms & Orchards from Ulster County, NY, while anyone needing anything in regards to delicious mushrooms should stop by Madura Farms, from Orange County.
Haywood’s Fresh, from Columbia County, NY is selling their grass-fed beef, all-natural pork, and pasture-raised chickens and eggs. Last but definitely not least, are the scrumptious pastries and bread from Brooklyn’s own Runner & Stone. Additionally, GrowNYC will be starting textile and compost collection on August 9th (8am – 2pm). There will be market recipes and cooking demonstrations at the market manager’s table. As with the Saturday market, cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks, and FMNP coupons are accepted. Plus, for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.