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Green point in Greenpoint! McGolrick Park gets farmers market

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Zucchini ribbons: Civic leaders cut the ribbon to officially open the McGolrick Park farmer’s market on Russell Street and Nassau Avenue on Sundays.
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Fresh face: Tenzin Kalsang of Goshen Farms shows off his produce.
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Pie in the sky: Wil Tyler, of Pie Lady & Son bakers, shows off his bumbleberry pie.
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Nuts to that: Lee Walker sells nuts and nut butters from Tierra Farm.

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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Reader Feedback

Ben from Greenpoint says:
"cutting ribbons all day can"
June 18, 2012, 10:54 am
stepan from greenpoint says:
I was hopeful about the farmers market but after checking it out the last two weeks it's been a disappointment. The stalls are set up on Russell street and not in the park itself. There is no room to peruse the selections and barely room for people to walk both directions (one direction if someone is standing in front of a stall)

The items I did manage to see, seemed in my opinion overpriced. Hopefully it will get better.
June 18, 2012, 5:16 pm
Vito from Brooklyn says:
Hey..Al Frankenstein showed up!
June 18, 2012, 7:33 pm
local fan from wmb/gnpt says:
Hoooraayyy!
June 18, 2012, 8:32 pm
fangirl from greenpoint says:
Hey Vito From Brooklyn, eat some veggies and lose the undead pallor! Shop at your local farmers market.
June 19, 2012, 3:03 pm
joey ramone from greenpoint says:
uh... vito is battling cancer...
June 24, 2012, 1:03 pm

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