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NYC Greenmarkets 16 Nov 2012 09:43 am

Beth Bainbridge, Dietician and Nutritionist, at the Greenmarket This Weekend

From Pamela Boyle, McCarren Park Greenmarket Manager:
I want to thank everyone who came out for the Apple Pie Bake-off last Saturday. It was a big success, and hopefully you got to try some of the submissions! The recipe for the winning pie (criteria was presentation, flavor and crust) will be hanging at the info tent this week. Grab a copy to wow your family during the holidays.

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park we will have a special guest from the neighborhood who will be doing a cooking demo. Beth Bainbridge, local Greenpoint resident, is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist with the NYCDOH Stellar Markets Program. She is an expert at all things delicious and nutritious and will be cooking up one of her favorite seasonal recipes at the info tent between 10 and 11am. Her recipe, and many other great recipes to try out for Thanksgiving will be hanging at the info tent so come by for some ideas! Locally source your Thanksgiving this year!!

See you Saturday – market is on Union Ave. between Driggs and North 12th. For more info, visit http://www.grownyc.org/greenpointgreenmarket.

NYC Greenmarkets 01 Nov 2012 09:28 am

Boro Hall and McCarren Park Greenmarkets to be Open this Weekend, Compost and Textile Dropoffs Suspended

Updates from the market managers of the McCarren Park and Borough Hall Greenmarkets:

McCarren Park:

I hope everyone stayed safe during the hurricane this week. The majority of our farmers were fortunate to not have serious damage in this past week’s storm, and Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket will be OPEN this Saturday. However, there will be no textile recycling or compost collection. Please help us spread the word to our community members!

We are updating the following websites daily if you would like to keep abreast of Greenmarket news:
http://www.grownyc.org/blog/hurricane-sandy-greenmarket-updates/
http://www.facebook.com/BrooklynGreenmarkets

Please come out this Saturday – our local farmers need our support!

Borough Hall:

I hope you are well with life starting to return back to normal!

We will open the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket this Saturday, November 3rd. However, we will not be able to accept compost or textile drop-offs this week. We are trying to get the word out and appreciate your help in spreading this message.

http://www.grownyc.org/brooklynborohallgreenmarket

Looking forward to seeing you soon and hopefully this weekend.

NYC Greenmarkets 05 Oct 2012 12:18 pm

Borscht Cookoff at McCarren Park Greenmarket

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: http://northbrooklyncompostproject.wordpress.com/

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

NYC Greenmarkets 15 Jun 2012 07:57 am

Father’s Day at the Greenmarket

This week’s greenmarket update from market manager Robert Shepherd:
Greenpoint/McCarren Pk. Greenmarket: To celebrate all the wonderful fathers in our neighborhood, we will be grilling out all sorts of tasty local meats from the market this Saturday, 6/16. We’ll fire up the grill around 12pm. Swing by for free samples of beef, chicken, turkey, fish, etc. Market is open from 8am to 3pm on Union Ave. btwn Driggs and N. 12th St. For more info: http://www.grownyc.org/greenpointgreenmarket

NYC Greenmarkets 31 May 2012 05:04 pm

Greenmarket Update: Early Summer Cooking Demo by Chef Sasha of Miranda Restaurant

This week’s update from Robert Shepherd, GreenMarket Manager
Greenpoint/McCarren Pk. Greenmarket: This Saturday, 6/2, welcome Miranda Restaurant for an awesome early summer cooking demo. Chef Sasha will be demoing at the Info Tent from 11am to 1pm. Come see how this neighborhood restaurant incorporates local food into their recipes. Market is located on Union Ave. btwn Driggs and N. 12th St, and is open from 8am to 3pm. EBT is accepted until 2pm. For more info visit: http://www.grownyc.org/greenpointgreenmarket

NYC Greenmarkets 24 May 2012 12:55 pm

Win a Tomato Plant of your Own at McCarren Park Greenmarket

This week’s update from Rob Shepherd, Market Manager
Greenpoint/McCarren Pk. Greenmarket: Good afternoon North Brooklyn! Come escape this rainy week, this weekend at your local farmer’s market. We will be raffling off an awesome tomato plant from Healthway Farms to plant in your garden or on your stoop. Swing by the Info Tent …all day to join the raffle. What better way to celebrate the growing season than growing some of your own fresh produce! Market is open from 8am to 3pm on Union Ave. btwn N. 12th and Driggs. EBT is accepted until 2pm. For more info visit: http://www.grownyc.org/greenpointgreenmarket

NYC Greenmarkets 13 Apr 2012 10:55 am

Greenmarket Update: Consider Bardwell Maple Syrup!

An update from Rob Shepherd, Market Manager for Brooklyn’s Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket:
This Saturday, 4/14, we’ll be exploring the world of maple syrup and spotlighting Consider Bardwell Farm’s amazing maple product. Drop by the Info Tent to learn all about the process and product, and then swing by their farmstand for a bottle! Market is open from 8am to 3pm on Union Ave. btwn N. 12th and Driggs. EBT is accepted until 2pm. For more info visit: Greenpoint/McCarren Pk. Greenmarket:This Saturday, 4/14, we’ll be exploring the world of maple syrup and spotlighting Consider Bardwell Farm’s amazing maple product. Drop by the Info Tent to learn all about the process and product, and then swing by their farmstand for a bottle! Market is open from 8am to 3pm on Union Ave. btwn N. 12th and Driggs. EBT is accepted until 2pm. For more info visit: http://www.grownyc.org/greenpointgreenmarket

NYC Greenmarkets 01 Dec 2011 06:37 pm

Farmers Market Winter Warm Up

A notice from Robert Shepherd, market manager at the McCarren Park Greenmarket and from GrowNYC:

Farmers Market Winter Warm Up
Wednesday, December 7, 7 – 10 p.m.
The Bell House

149 7th Street, Brooklyn (between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
Tickets, $40
www.grownyc.org

Join farmers market operators, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket and Harvest Home for an end-of-season party to wring out a soggy year and plant some hope for a strong harvest in 2012. Warm up to winter and dance our regional farmers into the night with music by Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens and Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band at the Bell House.

All proceeds benefit the Greenmarket and Harvest Home farmers who were hardest hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

  • Featuring live performances by Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens (8 p.m.) and Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band (9 p.m.)
  • ‘Cookbook Library’ silent auction, featuring 25 new titles by Mario Batali, Melissa Clark, Paula Wolfert and many more
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres by Great Performances featuring seasonal bounty, as well as cheese, pickles and baked goods provided by local farmers marketproducers
  • Cash bar, with $3 Brooklyn Lager on special all night

Local Farmers &NYC Greenmarkets 30 Sep 2011 06:32 pm

Greenmarket Update: Shasha Miranda of Miranda Restaurant

McCarren Park Greenmarket Update from Market Manager Robert Shepherd:
Swing by tomorrow at 10:30am for a cooking demonstration and free samples by Williamsburg’s own Sasha Miranda from Miranda Restaurant. She will be cooking an amazing risotto, yum!

Also: we will be accepting cash, credit and debit donations at the Info Tent all day to benefit farmers impacted by Irene (http://www.grownyc.org/relief). Please show your support. Find us between 8am to 3pm on Union Ave. btwn Driggs and N. 12th St. For more info visit: http://www.grownyc.org/greenpointgreenmarket

Local Farmers &NYC Greenmarkets 16 Sep 2011 05:19 pm

McCarren Park Greenmarket Update – More You Can Do to Help Farmers Hit by Irene

An update from Rob Shephard, Market Manager of McCarren Park Greenmarket in Williamsburg Brooklyn:

Good afternoon Brooklyn. Below is a list of tomorrow’s events at your local Greenmarket, continued post-Irene information, and upcoming events happening in the city with Greenmarket. We hope to see you all out tomorrow. It’ll be a beautiful day for sure.

Tomorrow (Saturday Sept 17) at 11am come by the Information Tent to learn how to make and sample some Punjab Corn Chutney by Drake Page of The DP Chutney Collective. http://thedpchutneycollective.blogspot.com/ Market open from 8am – 3pm on Union Ave btwn Driggs and N. 12th St.

Upcoming Benefit Events for Greenmarket and our Farmers:

Sunday, September 25, 2011 – Dine Out Irene
At Participating Restaurants in New York City
Dine Out Irene is a one-time event on September 25, 2011, benefiting New York-area farms that have been hard hit by the hurricane. Participating restaurants are asked donate up to 10% of the day’s sales (brunch/dinner, or both) to aid local farms. The funds will go directly to GrowNYC and Just Food, who will distribute them to area farmers that need hurricane relief. Dine Out Irene is still recruiting restaurants to join the effort. If you are a restaurant and would like to participate, please contact Gabriella Gershenson at dineoutirene@gmail.com. For a current list of participants, visit dineoutirene.com.

Saturday, September 24, 6-9 p.m. – Rogowski Farm Barn Dance and BBQ!
Rogowski Farm
329 Glenwood Road, in Pine Island New York 10969
Adults $10.00 / Children age 6 to 12 $5.00 Children age 5 and under – free
Join in on the fun at Rogowski Farm for a real good old fashioned barn square dance & BBQ offering you a slice of Americana from years gone by for everyone to enjoy. Food fresh off the BBQ will be for sale before and during the dance. Music and dancing start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 25, 1-4 p.m. – Warwick Farm Aid
Warwick Valley High School
89 Sanfordville Road
Warwick, NY 10990
Warwick farmers were hit hard by hurricane Irene and we will be raising $25,000 by 9/25/2011 to benefit our local farmers. From 1:00 to 4:00 will be an open house with family events, music, story tellers, and more. The main concert is 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us for a day of music, fun, and most importantly support for our local farmers.

Sunday, September 25, noon – 6 p.m. – 8th Annual Bradley Farm Party
Tickets, $20
317 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
Featuring great southern BBQ and pierogies made with Ray’s potatoes, live music, hayrides and a new petting zoo. This year, we may even get to play chicken sh*t bingo!

Monday, September 26-October 2 – Dine In Irene
Location: Your Home
Shop your neighborhood Greenmarket for the best of the harvest produce, then invite your friends over for dinner. Charge by the plate for your party, or host a potluck and ask guests to bring a market-sourced dish and a donation. All funds collected will be donated by the various Dine In hosts to the Greenmarket farmer relief fund. Register your Dine In on www.bloggerswoborders.org/dineinirene.

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