Farm-fresh fruit and vegetables are coming to a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Community Vision Council (CVC) will again sponsor the CVC Farmers Market at Heckscher Playground in Bushwick.
Last year’s bounty of farm-fresh corn,
tomatoes, squash, melons and greens were a big hit with area residents and customers from surrounding businesses and agencies. Each Wednesday, they can again look forward to purchasing from local farm families. David & Veronica Houghton from Trinity Farm in upstate New York made tremendous contributions to our market last season. We deeply appreciate the hard work from all of our supporters and volunteers. This year, CVC will also have a new Saturday farmers market at Maria Hernandez Park at Knickerbocker Avenue & Starr Street.
Community Vision Council is a collective of residents, faith centers, community-based organizations, small businesses and concerned individuals. We plan, collaborate and sponsor projects to improve the quality of life for members of our community. From its inception CVC benefited with start-up support fromEmmanuel Baptist Church, Independence Community Foundation, Woodhull Medical Center and gracious in-kind donations from BGGTF, Inc., NYC Department of Health/Mental Health, Community Board #4, Heal Thyself Center, partner organizations and individuals.
CVC is community-led, culturally defined, volunteer & female-driven.
We emerged from a community gather called Solution Building @ the Roots and are happy to support a growing movement toward healthy choices for healthy living. Providing access to healthier food is our way of being proactive and taking action.
A very important partner in the CVC is the North Brooklyn District Health Office at 335 Central Avenue. Some of our regular customers are agency staff and they have been consistent in their interest in the success of this initiative. Other partnering organizations are: Jazz Up Your Life, Heal Thyself Center, Inner Vision,100 Healthy Black Women, El Puente/Bushwick, faith groups and interested community residents.
Opening Day, Wed., July 11, Heckscher Playground, Linden Street between Central & Wilson Avenues.
East New York Farmers Market
Takes to the Streets
The ENY Farmers Market will kick off its 9th Season on Saturday, June 30, 2007 in a new location! This year, the market was granted a permit to block off Schenck Avenue between New Lots and Livonia Avenues for 21 consecutive Saturdays. This will bring the market closer to the United Community Centers, which sponsors the East New York Farms! Project and the project’s own UCC Youth Farm, where neighborhood teens cultivate organic vegetables as part of the East New York Farms! Youth Internship Program.
This year’s market will feature a range of exciting new products and old favorites – with homegrown fruits & veggies including organic and Caribbean specialties, raw honey, free range eggs, fresh fish and crabs, granola, homemade juices and baked goods, natural soaps and oils, and one of the best fried fish sandwiches in the city! Joining the market this year will be over 20 new urban farmers who are cultivating plots in the new Hands and Heart Garden on New Lots Avenue, East New York Farms! has been providing growers at this new 1/2-acre garden site with training and technical assistance since November 2006.
Come get fresh with us at East New York Farmers Market, located on New Lots Avenue and Barbey Street, open each and every Saturday, rain or shine, from June 30th to November 17th, 2007. The market hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm.