photo via The Petition Site

A few weeks ago we wrote about the Sunday farmers’ market in McGolrick (Winthrop) Park having been relegated to a tight spot on the sidewalk on Monitor Street at the back of the park. The central plaza in the park, the original home of the market, was being reserved as an area for children to play, due to the playground being under construction until this September. But, after nearly 400 residents and vendors signed a petition to find a new spot for the market, it’s now moving back!

Our Assemblyman Joe Lentol met with the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance, Marty Maher (the Brooklyn Parks Commissioner) and a member of Councilman Levin’s staff, and decided to move the market back into the middle of the park.

“In the past six years the farmers market has become an important part of Greenpoint providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables to the community, as well as an outlet for small New York State farmers to sell their product,” said Councilman Levin in a statement.  “I’m happy that the Parks Department was able to work with the residents and put the market back into the middle of the park so everyone can enjoy it to its fullest.”

The market will be back in the central plaza of the park starting this Sunday June 10th, and the market will be open from 10am ’til 4pm. At noon this Sunday, you can take a foraging tour in the park with Wildman Steve Brill, presented as part of the farmers’ market. Guests will hunt for burdock root. Registration and info is here. See you on Sunday!

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