Assemblyman P. Goldfeder, QCB14, Independent Farmers: Establish a Farmers’ Market in Queens Community District 14
  • Petitioned Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder

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Member of Assembly, 23rd District
Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder
Queens Community Board 14
Jonathan Gaska

Assemblyman P. Goldfeder, QCB14, Independent Farmers: Establish a Farmers’ Market in Queens Community District 14

    1. Petition by

      Farmers' Market Initiative for Queens Community District 14

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.

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    1. GOAL ACHIEVED —> 500 signatures in only 12 days!!!!

      Not only does Rockaway & Broad Channel NEED a Farmers' Market, we WANT one too!

      Thank you for expressing your support by signing the petition and sharing our mission with your neighbors, friends and family!

      We hit our goal but that shouldn't stop us from growing an even stronger grassroots — please continue to sign and spread the word!

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      We THANK YOU again, and look forward to the future!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia Murray BELLE HARBOR, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I often have to pay a toll, going into Bklyn or Howard Beach to find quality produce. I am getting tired of having to leave Rockaway to go grocery shopping.

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    • Sarah Ramirez ROCKAWAY PARK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      The Rockaway community could really benefit from a Farmer's Market. Even before the hurricane we had very limited options as far as nutritious, delicious and inexpensive fresh foods go.

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    • Richard Livsey FAR ROCKAWAY, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Farmers Markets are not only good for the community they are serving, but they also help support small and independent farms.

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    • Aida Ramirez LYNBROOK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      My daughter lives in that area and i would like her to have access to helthy foods.

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    • katherine cesa HILLSDALE, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      We have a place down Breezy Point and this is a wonderful idea---

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