Farmer’s market season is in full swing and North Brooklyn’s Green Markets sell the season’s best produce, meats, breads, flowers, and more.
GrowNYC’s Domino Park Greenmarket is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until November 20. If you’re having trouble finding it this year, it’s because the Domino Park Farmer’s Market has moved to a slightly different location. Look for it on River Street between South 1st and South 3rd Streets, just south of Tacocina and the Playground.
Vendors include Francesca’s Bakery Breads of Passaic County, NJ; Liberty Farms with pasture-raised, pasture-raised, animal welfare-certified vegetables, chicken, eggs and lamb, pork and beef from Columbia County, NY; Maynard Farms Orchard with fruits, vegetables and hard cider from Ulster County, NY; R&R Produce of Orange County, NY; local favorite She Wolf Bakery; and Westmeadow Farm with cow and goat milk cheeses and cow butter from Montgomery County, NY.
The McCarren Park Greenmarket takes place on Saturdays inside the park near North 12th Street and Union Avenue. It’s one of the largest markets in North Brooklyn and the area’s only year-round farmer’s market.
From May to December, the market is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from January to April, it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. But locals can attest that many vendors start packing between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., even in the summer months. .
Compost collection is available from 8 a.m. to noon. Clothing donations are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The long list of vendors includes several bakeries like Union County, NJ’s Bakers Bounty Bread and the popular She Wolf Bakery; a variety of vegetable stands like Bodhitree Farm Vegetables of Burlington County, NJ; dairy farms like Chaseholm Farm Organic with grass-fed cow’s milk and cheese from Dutchess County, NY; and meat vendors such as turkey and turkey products from Dipaola Turkeys of Mercer County, NJ.
The Down to Earth Farmer’s Market in McGolrick Park has been serving neighbors since 2012. It is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., until December 18. It is centrally located in McGolrick Park, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues, off Russell Street. .
This market features a textile recycling stand that collects clothing and shoe donations every Sunday through August, and compost recycling every Sunday until 1 p.m.
McGolrick Park’s long list of vendors changes more frequently than other markets, but features some hard-to-find favorites elsewhere, like Mom & IcePops and Orwashers Bakery. Last weekend, around 20 vendors attended, including the two aforementioned favorites plus Norman’s Best Pickles, Jersey Farm produce with a huge selection of fruits and vegetables, and Guoz Garden selling freshly harvested micro-vegetables.