Our intention is to use this petition to inform the proper entities of the demand for Farmers’ Markets in Queens Community District 14.
Grocery shopping in Rockaway & Broad Channel is extremely limited and access to high quality, locally grown food at a reasonable price is nonexistent. A Farmers’ Market would fill an important need for expanded access to healthy produce in our underserved neighborhoods while supporting local food producers and farmers.
A Famers’ Market would also yield significant economic benefit for our community. It would provide an opportunity for townspeople to shop locally versus being constrained to markets in Brooklyn and/or Nassau County. Likewise, it would attract tourist that would increase traffic and sales in our local shops and create favorable circumstances for new small businesses.