Bensonhurst Greenmarket

18th Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Streets, Brooklyn [map]
Open Sundays, June 3 - November 25

Market Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, WIC & Senior 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.

Located inside Milestone Park, this Sunday market brings the Chinese, Italian, and Hispanic population from the multiethnic neighborhood of Bensonhurst together to enojoy a relaxing Sunday in the park, play dominoes, catch up with friends, and shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, honey and specialty Mexican herbs. 

Calendar of Events

Community activities, cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges will add to the diverse nature of this market.

Stellar Markets Nutrition Education Workshops
Every Sunday, July 8th to November 18th

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Stellar Farmers’ Markets Program will conduct weekly bilingual nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations at this market. Every participant over 18 years of age will receive a $2 Health Buck coupon for attending the workshop to use towards the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

Farmers

Alex Farm Apiary Honey from Orange County, NY
F & G Family Farm Vegetables from Orange County, NY
G & R Family Farm Vegetables and herbs from Orange County, NY
Kernan Farms Vegetables from Cumberland County, NJ

Manager

Matthew has studied in Texas, France and Costa Rica and graduated from SUNY Binghamton University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, and from St. Edward’s University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development. Matthew currently manages the Bensonhurst Greenmarket, the Learn It, Grow It, Eat It Youthmarket, and the Long Island City Youthmarket. Moreover, he is passionate about environmental education and maintains a personal blog, SustainEveryone.com, about sustainable food systems. He is also an amateur hydroponic gardener, who constructed a deep-water culture hydroponic system in his apartment to grow leafy greens and herbs. Lastly, he works part-time as a curriculum writer for Teens for Food Justice, and he hopes to continue working at the intersection of hydroponic systems and environmental education into the future.

 

How sweet it is during corn season. Farmer Kevin Smith of Sycamore Farms shares his experience as a multi-generation corn farmer. 

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