Permit Morningside Park Farmers Market to Serve Community All Year-Round!
  • Petitioned Veronica M. White

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Commissioner Veronica M. White, NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
Veronica M. White

Permit Morningside Park Farmers Market to Serve Community All Year-Round!

    1. Petition by

      Down to Earth Markets

Dear NYC DPR Commissioner White,

The Morningside Park Farmers Market, hosted by Down to Earth Markets, fills an important need for expanded access to fresh, local produce in the underserved neighborhoods of Harlem and Manhattan Valley while supporting local food producers and farmers. The current June - December market season only partially fills this need. The growth of the market over eight consecutive years clearly demonstrates the need and viability of a year-round market at this location.

The community has embraced their weekly Saturday farmers market on the corner of 110th Street & Manhattan Avenue. The market is due to close for the season on December 8th, 2012.

Many shoppers, however, want to expand it into a farmers market for all seasons. We would like to start a year-around farmers market on Saturday, January 5th, 2013.

We the undersigned call on the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation to grant a permit for a year-round market at Morningside Park.

To:
Veronica M. White, Commissioner Veronica M. White, NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
Let's petition for a Year-Round Farmers Market at Morningside Park:

Sincerely,
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    • Linda Walton NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Access to quality vegetables makes for a healthy community.

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    • Tim Forrester NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Need good food

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    • KATRINA PARRIS PINN NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      BECAUSE IT SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL FARMERS, AND I PROVIDES FRESH PRODUCE AND ARTISANAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE HEALTHLY A ND ALSO SOURCED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES.

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    • Yvette Leeper NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      It is vitally important that this farmers market continue all year round so that area residents have access to fresh produce. I purchase here each and every weekend throughout the season currently. Many friends and fellow residents I speak with feel the same way-- please enable this to happen!

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    • Elisabeth Kovac NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      important to support local farmers

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