Borscht Cookoff McCarren ParkA message  from Pam Boyle, Market Manager at McCarren Park Greenmarket:

This Saturday, October 6, at McCarren Park Greenmarket, to join the Pulaski Day Parade festivities, McCarren Park Greenmarket is having a Borscht Cook-off! Join two neighborhood restaurants to sample the traditional Polish beet soup for yourself and cast your vote for the one that reigns supreme. We’ll be setting up at 10:30 and giving out samples between 11am and 12pm. Local restaurants and local beets. You can’t beat that!

It’s also going to be a special day for compost, as some folks from the North Brooklyn Compost Project will be collecting our scraps in preparation for their Comptober Fest, which will be happening this Sunday at the park from 2pm-5pm. Check it out to learn more about the compost happenings in the city! For more info, click here:

The market is located on Union Ave. btwn N. 12th & Driggs. Market open from 8am to 3pm.  For more info visit: