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Greenpoint-Williamsburg Community Supported Agriculture Returns in June

Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA food distribution at McCarren Park

The Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA (which stands for community supported agriculture) is now accepting orders for their weekly and bi-weekly fresh produce pickup starting again in June.

Functioning as a volunteer-run organization, the GWCSA works to build relationships with local farmers to bring seasonal produce to the neighborhood. A typical summer brings approximately 300 sign-ups according to volunteer and core member Lydia Rockett, and the first distribution of the summer is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th.

 

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The produce comes from the Garden of Eve farm in Long Island, and in a push to include more North Brooklyn-based food purveyors, businesses such as Acme Smoked Fish are now participating in the GWCSA.

Weekly pickup options available via GWCSA.

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All the Produce of Manhattan Avenue

One of the under-appreciated hallmarks of New York life is your local vegetable stand. A step below the bounty found at our farmers markets, our vegetable stands come in handy on your walk home from the subway or when you’re on a budget and need a little bit more fresh produce in your daily diet. In Greenpoint, the majority of our 24-hour vegetable stands can be found along Manhattan Avenue with the most popular two right off of Greenpoint Avenue. There, we have a veritable vegetable war where every man needs to pick a side.

Mom & Pop’s Organic Market aka Poland Farm | 889 Manhattan Ave
The OG Korean greengrocer of Manhattan Avenue, Mom & Pop’s, the former Poland Farm, is the place consistently giving you deals on produce. Most of the good stuff is found outside where you have to hold your ground against pedestrians, people waiting for the bus, and old ladies who will really want their plums! Keep in mind that the “better” deals are for produce that needs to be eaten today or possibly tomorrow. Continue reading

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News from the McGolrick Park Farmers Market + Growing Cities Screening (3/4)

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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.

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