Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Red Hook Farmers Market Season Opening

Its time for the summer food and vegetable season to begin! The Red Hook community farm will be kicking off this season on Saturday with a wide variety of food available for sale, as well as music and dance performance. Go out and support this wonderful organization, local food, and healthy eating. Even though the new Ikea is practically casting a shadow over the farm, we hope that the crowds it draws will be good for the market. Details are below:

Red Hook Farmers' Market
Season Opening
this Saturday July 5th
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Red Hook Community Farm

The collard green leaves are three times the size of our heads, the corn plants
are up to our shoulders, and we're harvesting zucchini! Summer has arrived!

This Saturday, come check out our produce and enjoy a wonderful performance
from Bomba Yo! (Afro-Puerto Rican youth drum and dance ensemble).

Our market has expanded! Come shop for:
- Added Value's own Brooklyn-grown veggies
- Delicious local fruits (cherries, strawberries, etc.)
- Free-range eggs from Tello's Green Farm (Kingston, NY)
- Breads and sweets from Bread Alone (Boiceville, NY)
- Milk, yogurt, and ice-cream from Ronnybrook Dairy (Ancramdale, NY)
- Fresh fish from Blue Moon Fish (Long Island, NY)
- Organic, grass-fed pork, beef, lamb, chicken, and rabbit from Arcadian
Pastures (Sloansville, NY)

Saturday is a Community Farm Day-- so you're welcome to roll up your sleeves
and lend a hand in the fields, as well! Volunteering for all, from 9-3.

Directions to the Red Hook Community Farm:

AC/F train to Jay Street Borough Hall Exit the station. Cross Jay and Pick up the B61 going towards Red Hook. Take the B61 to Van Brunt and Van Dyke Street. Exit the bus and cross Van Brunt Street. Walk up Van Dyke three blocks to the Farm.

F/G to Smith and 9th Street. Exit the station to the rear of the train (there is only one exit in this station). Transfer to the B77 (right in front of the station) Take the B77 to Van Dyke and Dwight street. You�ll find yourself in front of the Liberty Heights Taproom. Take a left crossing Dwight Street and proceed up Van Dyke to Red Hook Community Farm (one block walk, from the bus stop you can actually see the farm at the end of the street).

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