How does fresh chutney, milled cider, farm-raised duck and locally grown kale sound to you this winter? Stop drooling and start marking your calendar for the grand “reopening” of the Park Slope Farmers Market on Sunday, January 8th.
In the past, the market went indoors for the winter—sometimes leading to bewildered tracks in the snow as people sought their weekly grocery stop. Community Markets, the team behind the market, announces that devotees will find the Park Slope Farmers Market in its outdoor home all year long. After a brief holiday hiatus, the market will resume its weekly schedule on Sunday, January 8th, 2012.
The vendors at the 2012 Park Slope Winter Farmers Market include: Fork and Glass, American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Bread Alone, Brooklyn Cured, Dr. Pickle, Breezy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill, Feather Ridge Farm, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Jersey Farm Produce, Migliorelli Farm, Mortgage Apple Cakes, The Pastures, Raaka Chocolate, Tierra Farm, YisRoyal (vegan cookie dough), Flour City Pasta, and Calcutta Kitchens. Baked goods from Made by Molly will return in March.
Hector Perez of Jersey Farm Produce is cultivating crops in 7,000 square feet of heated greenhouses. He’ll soon harvest vitamin-rich leafy greens and other vegetables in the chill of winter. “The people of Park Slope really support farmers,” said Perez, “Our greenhouse produce is looking good and we’re looking forward to the winter market.”
Sundays from 11am-4:30pm
Fifth Avenue, at Fourth Street, in front of P.S. 51, Park Slope, Brooklyn
In addition to the items from local food crafters, shoppers will find fresh produce as a result of greenhouse growing and the time-honored skill of root cellaring.