Wednesday, July 16, marks the official return of the Marcy Plaza Farmers Market to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community.
Now in its second year, the market is a collaboration between Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the nation’s first community development corporation, Brooklyn Rescue Mission, an organization dedicated to food justice, and the NYC Food and Fitness Partnership, with funding support from EmblemHealth, advances several goals, from bringing in fresh food from regional farmers, while also activating a public plaza with public programing.
This Marcy Plaza Farmers Market will run every Wednesday until October 29, from 10:00am – 5:00pm, providing an array of organic fruits and vegetables to the community by vendors such as the Bed-Stuy Farm, Afrikan Zion Organic Roots Farm, Trinity Farms and Abu’s Bakery.
In addition, throughout the summer, visitors will be treated to music and dance performances from local organizations, as well as cooking demonstrations and health screenings.
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