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BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta
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Attendees celebrate Bay Ridge Greenmarket's grand opening.

It’s easy being green!

Bay Ridge celebrated the return of the neighborhood’s Greenmarket on Saturday, May 5 at 95th Street and Third Avenue in the Walgreen’s parking lot.

Now in its 11th year, the market — nicknamed “Bay Ridge’s Town Square” — is sponsored by Councilmember Justin Brannan and Grow NYC. Attendees can expect to enjoy a great selection from local farmers and purveyors providing everything from freshly caught fish, baked goods, cheese, and a bounty of seasonal fruit and vegetables to ciders, syrups and flowers.

“The Bay Ridge Greenmarket has become one of those neighborhood institutions that has a life of its own,” said Brannan, who celebrated his first Greenmarket as councilmember. “It was so great to be back at the market once again. I did some shopping and caught up with a lot of friends and neighbors.  I look forward to each Saturday as we shop for healthy and locally grown food in what has really come to be our neighborhood’s town square.”

Farmers selling at the Greenmarket include American Pride Seafood  from Suffolk County, New York; Bread Alone  from Ulster County, New York; Consider Bardwell Farm from Rutland County, Vermont; Goodale Farms from Suffolk County, New York; Jersey Farm  from Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Toigo Orchards from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; and Wager’s Cider Mill from Yates County, New York.

“Long-time residents and families who are new to the neighborhood meet to shop, share recipes and catch up with their neighbors at this Greenmarket that provides a gathering space for the tight-knit Bay Ridge community,” Grow NYC states on its website. “A great selection of producers providing everything from fresh caught fish, baked goods, and a bounty of seasonal fruit, vegetables and flowers draw shoppers week after week, all season long.”

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket will be open every Saturday between now and November 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons accepted Visit www.grownyc.org for more information.

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