Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket Saturday

North 12th St & Union Ave, Brooklyn [map]
Open Saturay, Year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This location also open Tuesday


GrowNYC's Textile Recycling: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
GrowNYC's Food Scrap Composting: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.

Health Bucks are here! EBT users -- for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.

This much-loved Saturday market, bridges the burgeoning Williamsburg community and long-time Greenpoint Polish communities who come to shop, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy McCarren Park. Open since 1997, this market has adapted to the changing face of the neighborhood while staying true to its loyal customers. People line up ten deep to purchase bottles of fresh milk and yogurt; an array of meat including grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and rabbit draws its own crowd. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are piled high, and honey, preserves, baked goods, eggs, and juice keep the crowds pleased year-round. 

Calendar of Events

Every Saturday Come listen to music by local artists, learn facts about featured market produce, take home market recipes, watch cooking demonstrations by local chefs and the market manager, and participate in family friendly activities!

NAG's Lead in Garden Soil Workshop
Saturday, August 27th - 10am-2pm

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth invites community members to bring their soil in a small zip lock bag to the market to be tested with Brooklyn College Analytical Center. Stop by to learn about our urban soil and ask Tatiana from Brooklyn College any questions you may have about soil and contamination.

Guest Chef: Food Blogger Aly Miller
Saturday, August 27th - 11am-1pm

Aly Miller, food blogger and illustrator, will be  guest hosting a cooking demo this week! She blogs about Jewish food and shares recipes and illustrations on both TheNosher.com and http://aly-miller.squarespace.com/. 

Beer and Spirits Pop-up 2016
Join us as we welcome craft cideries, breweries and distilleries to the market. Each week a different set of craft beverage producers will be at the market, sampling and selling their products. Also featured is the Greenmarket Grainstand selling regionally grown whole grains and flours. View the upcoming schedule below:
September 10th - Arrowood Farms Brewery and Harvest Spirits Distillery
September 17th - Gravity Ciders, Awestruck Ciders and Port Morris Distillery
September 24th - Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company and Brooklyn Cider House

Farmers

Attending Year Round
Baker's Bounty Breads & pastries from Union County, NJ
Consider Bardwell Goat and cows milk cheeses from Rutland County, VT
DiPaola Turkeys Turkey from Mercer County, NJ
Garden of Eve Certified organic produce from Suffolk County, NY
Haywood's Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, NY
Healthway Farms Vegetables from Ulster County, NY
Hot Bread Kitchen Multi-ethnic artisan breads and tortillas from New York County, NY
Madura Farms Mushrooms from Orange County, NY
Maynard Farms & Orchards Orchard Fruit from Ulster County, NY
Nature's Way Farms Honey & candles from Chemung County, NY
Pura Vida Fisheries Wild-caught fish and seafood from Suffolk County, NY
Red Jacket Orchards Apples, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches, berries, and fresh juice from Ontario County, NY
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy Milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream from Columbia County, NY
Runner & Stone Baked goods from Kings County, NY

Attending Growing Season Only
Bad Seed Cider Co LLC Hard apple cider from Ulster County, NY
Cranberry Hall Farm Vegetables from Burlington County, NJ 
Dutchmill Garden Cut flowers and plants from Gloucester County, NJ 
Homesweet Homegrown LLC Hot sauce, dried and fresh chilies, and garlic from Berks County, PA
S & S.O. Produce Farms Vegetables from Orange County, NY. One of Greenmarket`s founding farmers in 1976
Shekomeko Farms Vegetables from Dutchess County, NY

Attending Winter Only
Rosehaven Alpaca Alpaca yarn, pelts and other craft items from Sullivan County, NY

Managers

 

Dustin Carlson has managed a number of Greenmarkets and has also been a compost coordinator for GrowNYC & DSNY's Greenmarket Food Scrap Compost Program. He is a local food enthusiast and has worked as a personal chef. He is also a musician and has traveled the world performing. Whether abroad or in Brooklyn, he loves discovering new cuisine and showcasing some of his discoveries in his cooking demos at market.
Originally from San Francisco, Cassandra developed an early appreciation for farmers markets, bicycles, and reusable coffee mugs. After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she studied sociology and sustainability, she moved to New York and trained in health-supportive cooking at The Natural Gourmet Institute. Cassandra has had the opportunity to work as a baker and pastry cook throughout the city as well as with other food-related nonprofits and organizations including Just Food, City Growers, The Edible Schoolyard, and Local Roots NYC. She is excited to continue learning and growing with GrowNYC this season! 

 

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

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