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Greenmarket Bike Tours

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the farmers' markets are on the cusp of Fall and the peak harvest season! Work up an appetite as we bike Manhattans neighborhood Greenmarkets and enjoy Fall's bounty. All this means that now is the best time to EAT!

Brooklyn Bike Tour -- Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Meet Greenmarket farmers, nosh your way through some of Brooklyn's finest farmers' markets, and go on a fun bike ride with Times Up Environmental Group and Greenmarket!

Work up an appetite as we bike the Saturday Brooklyn Greenmarkets and eat Fall's bounty. The tour begins at the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, where farmer Annie Novak will give us a tour of this stunning 6,000 sq foot farm sitting atop a warehouse in industrial Brooklyn. Afterward, well head to the McCarren Park market for coffee, breakfast and bike tune-ups (provided by NYC Bikes) before riding to the Brooklyn Borough Hall market for some cider pressing and cider doughnut eating. Next well go to the Ft. Greene market for a worm bin composting demonstration by the Ft. Greene Compost Project folks. We'll end our insider's tour at Brooklyn's largest Greenmarket, Grand Army Plaza, with a cooking demonstration hosted by Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and market-inspired lunch in the park with a couple of Greenmarket farmers.

Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc. Cost, $15.
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Starting Point: Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending Point: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Manhattan Bike Tour-- Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The tour begins at the Tribeca Greenmarket, where you can nosh on coffee and pastries and get a free bike tune-up. Well head to Abingdon Square Greenmarket to meet up and coming young farmer Dave Siegel of Muddy Farm, and sample wines by Paumanok Vineyard. Continuing uptown, well visit the 57th Street Greenmarket to hand press fresh cider from Toigo and Breezy Hill Orchards new crop apples. Just blocks away, well enjoy a fresh market based lunch at Tucker Square Greenmarket with cheesemaker Nina White of Bobolink Dairy and Ron Binaghi of Stokes Farm. The tour will then return to Tribeca, or participants may choose to finish at Tucker Square.

Space is limited, RSVP to biketour@greenmarket.cc. For more information, visit www.GrowNYC.org/biketour. Cost, $10.
When: Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Starting Point: Tribeca Greenmarket, Greenwich St. between Chambers & Duane
Ending Point: Abingdon Square Greenmarket, W. 12th and 8th Avenue.
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM