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Green point in Greenpoint! McGolrick Park gets farmers market

Green party: Assemblyman Joe Lentol and his wife, Martha, pick up a few vegetables at the new farmer’s market at McGolrick Park.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Lazy Sundays are becoming grazing Sundays in Greenpoint thanks to a new farmer’s market at McGolrick Park.

Community Markets, which runs several farm stands throughout Brooklyn, launched its latest produce operation on Russell Street earlier this month after gaining the support of veggie-hungry neighbors earlier this year.

Those efforts paid off, and now community members can stock up all kinds of fruits, vegetables, cakes, jams, and even coffee beans on Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm through the fall.

Another new Sunday farmer’s market offers similar goodies at Cooper Park near Metropolitan and Morgan avenues.

City officials said the farmers are helping put the green in Greenpoint.

“These markets not only make high-quality produce available to everyone in the neighborhoods, they also foster and cultivate a sense of community, said Democratic District Leader Lincoln Restler. “There’s been strong turnout at both the markets for the past two weekends — that’s indicative of the real demand and interest here.”

McGolrick Farmers Market [Russell St. between Nassau and Driggs avenues in Greenpoint, no phone] Sundays, 11 am-4 pm.

Reach reporter Aaron Short at ashort@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2547.

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