Washington Park at DeKalb

Fort Greene

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Located outside the entrance of historic Fort Greene Park and surrounded by chestnut trees and centuries-old brownstones, the bustling Fort Greene market serves a diverse community of young, urban professionals and multi-generational Fort Greene families who gather every Saturday, year-round, to mingle and shop for everything from micro greens to affordable staples like potatoes, onions and vegetables grown in Orange County’s famous black-dirt region. Fresh seafood, cheese, orchard fruit, baked goods, a variety of sustainably raised meat, and dairy products are available as well as wine pressed from Long Island grapes.[1]


The Fort Greene Greenmarket accepts Organic Waste Drop Offs during regular market hours.  The Fort Greene Greenmarket is part of a city wide composting initiative spearheaded by Grow NYC. The pilot project will run until December 31st, 2011.  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.

Hours of Operation
Open Saturdays, year-round 8:00am-5:00pm

EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP checks accepted.  Note that EBT/Debit/Credit are only accepted from 8am-3pm.
  1.  Fort Green Farmers Market. <http://www.grownyc.org/fortgreenegreenmarket>. Accessed August 7th, 2011.

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