Sunset Park Greenmarket celebrates another opening during summer season

July 13, 2015 Jaime DeJesus
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Sunset residents, rejoice.

The 14th annual Sunset Park Greenmarket has returned to the diverse neighborhood. On Saturday, July 11 at 8 a.m., on Fourth Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets, residents once again embraced the opportunity to purchase a collection of healthy and fresh fruit, vegetables, and more with this year’s most popular purchases including fresh carrots, tomatoes, plums and lettuce.

In addition to purchasing healthy meals, the Greenmarket – which will be open every Saturday through the summer – will also offer compost collection until 1 p.m. as well as cooking workshops on the hour.

Cash, EBT, debit card, credit card and WIC & FMNP checks are all accepted at the greenmarket, as well as Health Bucks.

Health Bucks, according to Grow NYC, are paper vouchers, each worth two dollars, developed and distributed by NYC Health Department District Public Health Offices and which can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets. For every five dollars a customer spends using EBT, he or she will receives one Health Buck.

The Greenmarket, open since 2001 in Sunset, was founded by Grow NYC in 1976. Since then, it has given family farms the opportunity to sell their locally grown and fresh goods to residents citywide.

The Sunset Park Greenmarket will be open for business every Saturday through November 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/brooklyn/sunset-park.

 

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Corazon Aguirre

 


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