Flatbush Junction gets a farmer’s market–for one day only

The Flatbush Junction–that intersection where Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, and Avenue H meet and form a triangle–will be getting its own farmer’s market, but thus far, it’s for one day only.

If it is a hit with customers, then it may return in Summer, 2014.

The Flatbush Junction Community Farmer’s Market will debut this Saturday, September 28, at 1545 Flatbush Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, meats, eggs, pickled produce, and baked goods from local farmers across the tri-state area.

It is the result of a collaboration between GrowNYC, Councilmember Jumaane Williams’ office, the Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID, and the 70th Precinct.

Unfortunately, for now, the market is just a one-off pilot.

“It is my hope that everyone will patronize these farmers on Saturday so we can work to bring them back next summer on a regular basis,” explained Williams, who added that the market is an attempt “to bring fresh food options to the 45th District.

“With the closure of the popular Meat Barn & Western Produce Market last month, which had served the Flatbush Junction community for nearly 4 decades, I thought it was important to take this opportunity to introduce the concept of Farmers Markets to this area. Because of the leadership of the Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID, we are experiencing an Economic Renaissance at the crossroads of the great borough of Brooklyn. The Flatbush Junction area is booming with new businesses and I believe a Farmers Market will help to draw new shoppers to the area.”

For more information about the Flatbush Junction Community Farmers Market, call Council Member Williams’ office at (718) 629-2900 or email Director of Community Outreach Farah Louis at flouis@council.nyc.gov

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