Friday, June 17, marks the opening of the Jamaica Farmers’ Market 42nd season.
The Jamaica Farmer’s Market is the longest-running market in New York City. The market will take place every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will be located on Parsons Boulevard between Archer and Jamaica avenues every Friday. On Saturdays, the market will be located on 160th Street. The season of will end in November.
Vendors for the Friday market include Alex’s Tomato Farm from Sprakers, NY, which sells plants, flowers, eggs, dairy, honey, fruits and vegetables. Meredith’s Country Bakery from Kingston, NY, offers specialty foods as well as baked goods. Migliorelli Farm from Tivoli, NY, will sell fruits, vegetables, beverages and specialty foods.
On Saturday, the shoppers can look forward to fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers from Gajeski Produce based in Riverhead, NY.
The market is being funded by Down to Earth Market and The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation is an organization dedicated to revitalizing the Jamaica region by expanding economic opportunity for the residents of Jamaica. The Down to Earth Market is devoted to creating economic opportunity for local farmers while raising awareness for the environment and local food economy.