NYC Greenmarkets 20 Jun 2009 06:50 pm
Remember the Vermont Pharmacy? The storefront on the corner of Carroll and Henry that seems eternally to’ve been filled with the decrepit remains of what may once been a store? For the entire decade I lived in the area I always wondered how such a prime neighborhood location could stay idle. Well today I learned two things about it : first, that today it’s hosting a party to promote The Greenhorns, a non-profit that works to support and recruit new farmers (as well as a film about the same). This morning I stopped by as they were setting up and watched them roasting goat meat on a bicycle-driven spit. They’ll have plenty of other food besides, along with music, demos, and a film screening. Stop by!
Secondly, I learned that later this summer the storefront will re-open as the Pharm/Farmacy, which will sell produce and goods from local farms, along with natural sodas & ice cream. That section of the neighborhood has long needed a produce market, and it sounds like they’re getting a good one!