Greenmarket kicks off season in Bay Ridge

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket was in full bloom for the opening of its eighth season on Saturday, May 9.

Ridgeites made their way to the Walgreen’s parking lot at Third Avenue and 95th Street to indulge in some fresh, local seafood, breads, pastries, veggies, orchard fruits, and juices.

The tri-state area farmers in attendance included American Seafood Wild caught fish from Suffolk County; Bread Alone breads and pastries from Ulster County; DiPaola Turkeys from Mercer County, New Jersey; Goodale Farms vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County; Jersey Farm Produce fruit and vegetables from Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Toigo Orchards orchard fruit from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; and fruit, grapes, juice, and cider from Wager’s Cider Mill orchard in Yates County.

“I have always considered the weekly Bay Ridge farmer’s market to be our very own town square,” said Councilmember Vincent Gentile. “This is where hundreds of residents come each and every Saturday to shop for fresh, locally-grown food and chat with their neighbors. There’s nothing else like it. I even have a fully-staffed satellite office at the market every Saturday for those who need help with issues and can’t make it to my district office during the week.”

The market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until November 21.

Gentile’s office will also host the market’s official grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m.

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