Summer is here, and that means fresh produce at Brooklyn’s farmer’s markets.
Grand Army Plaza hosts the borough’s largest — the greenmarket’s crown jewel — with scores of vendors featuring day-boat fish from Montauk, LI, turkey, ground beef, freshly baked bread, and lots of fruits and vegetables.
Markets in McCarren Park in Williamsburg, on Cortelyou Road in Flatbush, 15th Street in Windsor Terrace, and on Albee Square in Fort Greene offer some of the larger year-round markets, as well as two markets in Bushwick and on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge opening on Memorial Day weekend.
In early summer, expect to see lots of asparagus, kale, broccoli rabe, spinach, swiss chard, radishes strawberries, and rhubarb, which will give way to blueberries and raspberries, stone fruits like peaches, plums and nectarines, and vegetables such as zucchini, cucumbers, and sugar beets.
So eat your vegetables this summer. Because at Brooklyn’s farmer’s markets, you don’t have to go very far to pick them up
Here’s the full list of Brooklyn greenmarkets:
• Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Eastern Parkway, in Park Slope, Saturdays 8 am to 4 pm.
• Borough Hall, Court Street and Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights, Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 am to 6 pm.
• Albee Square, Fulton Avenue and DeKalb
Avenue, in Fort Greene, Wednesdays 8 am to 3 pm.
• Prospect Park, Prospect Park West and 15th Street, in Windsor Terrace, Wednesdays 8 am to 4 pm.
• McCarren Park, Lorimer Avenue and Driggs Avenue, in Williamsburg, Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm.
• Cortelyou Road, 512 Rugby Road, in Flatbush, Sun 8 am to 4 pm.
• Bay Ridge, Third Avenue and 94th Street, Saturdays 8 pm to 3 pm.
• Bushwick Farmers Market, Linden Street and Broadway, Wednesdays 10 am to 6 pm.
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