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Brooklyn Shopping Farmers Markets

Farmers’ Market 

   There is just about a farmers’ (green) market in every neighborhood of Brooklyn. Even with the modern grocery stores and supermarkets, many residents of Brooklyn still shop for their fresh produce at the markets. There are nearly 30 farmers’ markets in Brooklyn with half managed by GrowNYC and the other half managed by the local communities. The markets in Brooklyn provide residents with access to fresh produce including fruits, vegetables, diary, and other farm produce from the region.

 Farmers' market in Brooklyn, New York City

 Farmers’ market in Brooklyn by Salim Virji

Many of the markets close during the colder months or before the harvest season, which is usually from December to June. A popular farmers’ market in Brooklyn is the Borough Hall Greenmarket held at the plaza in front of the Brooklyn Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. The market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year and on Thursdays from April to December. Besides fresh fruits and vegetables, expect to find dairy and meat products, cut flowers, ornamental plants, and even a cooking demonstration at this market.

Borough Hall Greenmarket, Brooklyn (New York City)

Borough Hall Greenmarket by humainmtl

On Saturdays there is the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket nearby the Grand Army Plaza (Subway) Station. Besides fresh produce, the market also offers spices, jams, baked goods, and cut flowers. Another farmers’ market on Saturdays is in the Fort Greene neighborhood held outside the entrance of Fort Greene Park. This market also offers fresh seafood, honey, yogurt, butter, cheeses, and cider. The McCarren Park Greenmarket is a smaller market located nearby the Bedford Avenue and Nassau Avenue (Subway) Stations. On Saturdays, the McCarren Park Greenmarket offers organically grown vegetables, baked goods, juices, and grass-fed beef.

Grand Army Plaza Farmers' Market, Brooklyn (New York City)

Grand Army Plaza Farmers’ Market by pixonomy

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