Driggs Ave and Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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imageFarmer's Market
The McCarren Park Green Market is run by GrowNYC and includes 10 year round farmers and 17 during peak season.

List of Farmer's
DiPaola Turkeys - Turkey from Mercer County, NJ.
Baker's Bounty - Breads & pastries from Union County, NJ.
 Ronnybrook Farm Dairy - Milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream from Columbia County, NY.
Arcadian Pastures - Meats and poultry from Schoharie County, NY.
Madura Farms - Mushrooms from Orange County, NY.
Suka-Di Farms - Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY.
B&B Jams - Preserves from Rockland County, NY.
Garden of Eve - Certified organic produce from Suffolk County, NY.
Nature's Way Farms - Honey & candles from Chemung County, NY.
Pura Vida Fisheries - Wild-caught fish and seafood from Suffolk County,NY.
Consider Bardwell - Goat and cows milk cheeses from Rutland County, VT.
Red Jacket Orchards - Apples, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches from Ontario County, NY.
Healthway Farms - Vegetables from Ulster County, NY.
S & S.O. Produce Farms - Vegetables from Orange County, NY.
Cranberry Hall Farm - Vegetables from Burlington County, NJ.
Cayuga Pure Organic - Dry beans and grains from Tompkins County, NY.
Newfield Farm - Cut flowers and plants from Gloucester County, NJ.

Greenmarket operates farmers markets in NYC. Almost 200 local farmers, fishers and bakers sell what they grow, raise, catch and bake themselves. Middlemen or brokers are not allowed. Since 1976 we`ve worked to conserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce to New Yorkers. Greenmarket is a program of the Council on the Environment of NYC, a privately funded nonprofit organization.

This much-loved Saturday market, bridges the burgeoning Williamsburg hipster and long-time Greenpoint Polish communities, who come to shop, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy the park setting along with picnickers, dog-walkers and joggers. Open since 1997, this market has adapted to the changing face of the neighborhood while still staying true to its longtime customers. Even rain won’t keep the loyal shoppers from coming out to support their favorite farmers. People line up 10 deep at Ronnybrook Dairy to pick-up fresh milk and yogurt. Arcadian Pasture’s bounty of grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and rabbit is cut and packaged especially for the customer. Organic vegetables from Garden of Eve and Suka-Di Farm’s luscious peaches along with jam, fish, baked goods and juices round out the offerings.

The Market is currently working on a plan to " Green Our Markets"  over the next couple of years and will begin with a pilot programin the coming seasons. Currently there are no regulations in place for packaging. The farmers involved in the farmer's market ( as an independent business) use a wide variety of packaging from plastic clamshells, to plastic bags, to bio-bags, to paper bags.

Hours of Operation

Saturdays (year round), 8am-3pm. 

Subway:
L, to Bedford Ave; G, to Nassau AveBus: B43, B68

Composting
Public Drop Off Hours: Saturdays, 8am-2pm
Suggested Donation: $1/bag of compost

Accepted materials include:
-fruit and vegetable scraps
-non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal etc.)
-coffee grounds & filters, tea bags
-egg and nut shells, pits
-cut or dried flowers
-houseplants and potting soil

[Please NO meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, dog or cat waste, kitty litter, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics.]

Please freeze or refrigerate scraps to reduce odors at home and at the Greenmarket.

Volunteer
Greenmarket volunteers help with at-market promotions like cooking demonstrations and community outreach. Attending an orientation is mandatory before volunteering.

Recycling at the Green Market

 

 

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