Permit farmers market in McGolrick Park; Sundays, mid-May-mid-Nov, 11a-4p
  • Petitioned Brooklyn Community District 1

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Brooklyn Community District 1

Permit farmers market in McGolrick Park; Sundays, mid-May-mid-Nov, 11a-4p

    1. Nicole Reed
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Reed

      Brooklyn, NY

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May 2012

Victory

Dear supporters: Community Markets has confirmed the farmers market at McGolrick Park will open on June 3rd! As of then, it will run every Sunday, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, through November 18th, 2012. We are confirming vendors as I write this, and so far we're lining up a wide variety of local produce, cheeses, meats, pickles, honey, breads and baked goods. The vendors will set up along the Russell Street sidewalk, with ample space for everybody, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues. Community Markets wishes to thank everyone who encouraged this market by signing the petition of support. We also thank the Community Board 1, Stephanie Thayer of the Open Space Alliance, District Leader Lincoln Restler, Reverend Griffin Thomas of The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, and the Friends of McGolrick Park. This market is happening due to their community advocacy -- and the vocal support of many others. We're thrilled to bring fresh foods from regional farmers and artisanal producers to Greenpoint!

When people shop at a farmers market, we purchase fresh, local produce and artisanal foods directly from the producers. In doing so, we support regional family-scale farms and food businesses. We also learn about our food sources, including new produce varieties often not available at other food stores. Currently, the neighborhood surrounding McGolrick Park is not served by a farmers market. Community Markets, a company that has run farmers markets in and around New York City for over twenty years, now proposes to create one.

Farmers markets are open to all. This area deserves a weekly gathering where neighbors can come together to meet, shop, and engage with one another, as well as with our area farmers and food makers.

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    News

    1. YOU got it! McGolrick Park Farmers Market set to open Sunday, June 3rd

      Nicole Reed
      Petition Organizer

      Dear supporters: Community Markets has confirmed the farmers market at McGolrick Park will open on June 3rd! As of then, it will run every Sunday, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, through November 18th, 2012. We are confirming vendors as I write this, and so far we're lining up a wide variety of local produce, cheeses, meats, pickles, honey, breads and baked goods. The vendors will set up along the Russell Street sidewalk, with ample space for everybody, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues.

      Community Markets wishes to thank everyone who encouraged this market by signing the petition of support. We also thank the Community Board 1, Stephanie Thayer of the Open Space Alliance, District Leader Lincoln Restler, Reverend Griffin Thomas of The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, and
      the Friends of McGolrick Park. This market is happening due to their community advocacy -- and the vocal support of many others. We're thrilled to bring fresh foods from regional farmers and artisanal producers to Greenpoint!

    2. Checking in regarding the McGolrick Park farmers market proposal

      Nicole Reed
      Petition Organizer

      As of today, Feb 10th, we have 697 signatures on the petition to start a farmers market in McGolrick Park this spring. 500+ people have signed from the 11222 zip code alone, with even more from surrounding communities. Thank you! We're thrilled and grateful for the momentum that you've created for this market.

      On Mon, Jan. 30th, Community Markets met with Community Board #1 to formally propose the market. The meeting went well. The board members received Miriam Haas, founder of Community Markets, with interest and great questions. We especially want to thank Morgan Pehme of the Friends of McGolrick Park and Lincoln Restler, the area's tireless District Leader, for attending the meeting. Both of them gave enthusiastic support -- backed by their communities -- for the market.

      Community Markets is now working with the Parks Department to address further questions. We are happy to be working on the next steps and will keep everyone posted as we learn more. Stay tuned & thank you!

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Home stretch! Please encourage your friends & family in Greenpoint to sign

      Nicole Reed
      Petition Organizer

      Greetings to all supporters of the McGolrick Park Farmers Market!

      It's exciting to see this market begin to emerge. THANK YOU. I live in the McGolrick Park area and write for Community Markets, the company that is proposing this market to the Brooklyn Community Board 1. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 30th. Would you please help us get to 500 signatures asap? Please encourage your friends, family and neighbors in the 11222 and 11211 zip codes to sign, too. Both of these zip codes are within the CB1 jurisdiction.

      It's a joy to commune with kindred neighbors in support of local food and our Greenpoint community. May we all meet at the McGolrick Park Farmers Market this spring! Thank you, Nicole

    5. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • catherine bennett DEPEYSTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      They bring communities together.

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      • over 2 years ago

      Farmers' markets offer an opportunity to educate people about the food they eat, the people who produce it, and how. This is an integral aspect of moving our society toward a more secure and healthful food future.

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    • Melissa Torres BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This will only to the home-connected/ grown vibe of our evolving neighb...

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    • allen ying BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      this would be a great option for when not being able to make it to the mccarren park farmers market on saturday

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    • Amy Herzog BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The demand for local, sustainable produce in our neighborhood is more than the Williamsburg Green Market can handle.

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