Farmer’s market reopens at Hall of Science

You don’t have to look much further for the tri-state’s freshest produce. On

Sunday, June 26 The New York Hall of Science farmer’s market reopens for its fifth season.

The farmer’s market, which prides itself in selling only the freshest, unprocessed, locally grown produce is located on 111th street and 46th Avenue. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until November 13.

The fresh fruit haven which averages 400 to 600 visitors a week features a wide variety of produce such as strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, cantaloupes, peaches, tomatoes, greens and corn. The farmer’s market serves seasonal goods; so when autumn rolls around expect pumpkins, squash and carrots.

Frankie Rowland, the marketing and advertising director for Community Markets said that there are many benefits to shopping at a farmer’s market. “You’re supporting local farmers from within the tri-state area. All the produce is harvested and gathered within 24 to 72 hours. The food is fresher than in supermarkets where they are given gasses to make them [last longer], and we know it tastes better.”

Community Markets in conjunction with Urban Health Plan will accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, or Food Stamps. Rowland states “This is giving people using the program access to locally fresher produce.” The cards can be used to buy fruits, vegetables, honey, vegetable plants and potted herbs.

For more information visit www.communitymarkets.biz

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