McCarren Park Greenmarket Saturday

North 12th St & Union Ave, Brooklyn [map]
Open Saturday, Year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

GrowNYC's Textile Recycling: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (suspended on 12/24 & 12/31)
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!

Back-to-School Market Loyalty Cards
Pick up a frequent shopper card at the Market Information tent and start shopping! Shop at the market 8 times in the next 8 weeks and get a free medium-sized pumpkin the week of Halloween.

Apple Dessert Bake-off
Saturday, November 12th

Get ready for Thanksgiving at the McCarren Park Greenmarket Apple Dessert Bake-Off! Bake your favorite version, try all of the varieties, and pick the best! We ask that you please use local apples, and bring the recipe to go alongside your dish. Sign up at the info tent or by emailing market manager Cassandra at cgonzalez@grownyc.org.

Farmers

Attending Year Round
Baker's Bounty Breads & pastries from Union County, NJ
Consider Bardwell Farm Animal Welfare Approved raw cow and goat milk cheeses, and wood-fired maple syrup 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 
S & S.O. Produce Farms Vegetables from Orange County, NY. One of Greenmarket`s founding farmers in 1976

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! 

 

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