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New farmers market to debut at Domino Park • Brooklyn Paper

New farmers market to debut at Domino Park

Domino Park in Williamsburg.
Two Trees Management

A new weekly farmers market will open at Domino Park in Williamsburg on July 12.

The greenmarket will offer fresh produce, dairy, eggs, and baked goods at the privately-owned waterfront greenspace at S. Fourth Street, according to a joint release by the park’s owner Two Trees Management and GrowNYC, a nonprofit managing a network of such markets across the city.

The market will operate Sundays from 9 am-3 pm between Kent Avenue and River Street through November 22, offering north Brooklynites an array of goods, including bread from the borough’s own bread makers Knead Love Bakery and She Wolf Bakery, along with produce from several farms upstate and New Jersey.

The city’s more than 100 farmers markets have been a popular outdoor alternative to grocery stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the fact that the virus tends to spread easily more indoors.

Most of the markets remain open across the borough, though some have reduced schedules, according to GrowNYC’s website.

Many of the al fresco fairs started enforcing social distancing with lines to control crowds while eliminating self-service to minimize the amount of people touching products.

Some greenmarket producers allow customers to pre-order and pick up at a market, or get home delivery, according to GrowNYC.

The market network cancelled all its food scrap and clothing drop off services until further notice in response to the virus.

On June 1, Two Trees also launched a new food scrap drop-off site near the farmers market, with a composting machine called the “The Rocket,” which takes fruit and vegetable scraps, ground coffee, or bread and converts them into compost, the developer previously announced.

“The Rocket” composter at Domino Park.Two Trees Management

That service is available twice a week at 15 River St., near Domino Park’s bathrooms, on Mondays from 10 am-noon and Thursdays from 6 pm-8 pm.

Two Trees reuses the compost on-site and provides it for free to the public and other parks and public spaces, according to the developer.

The city suspended its own composting program amid coronavirus-related budget cuts in May. 

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