Friday, October 28, 2011

Farmers Markets and Local Produce

Farmers markets are where most people go to seek out local foods. They are a great way to learn about what grows in your area and what's in season when. Weekly (or bi-weekly, or monthly) visits to a farmers market can be an easy, entertaining way to participate in your local food system and increase the amount of local foods you eat.

Here is a list of some items in season now:
Apples, Brussels sprouts, Cranberries, Leeks, Parsnips, Pears, Pumpkins, Shallots, Sweet potatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Winter squash

Harlem Markets: There are 2 markets located in Harlem
125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (163 W. 125th Street Plaza) , local specialties, crafts, organic food, fruits and vegetables. Hours are Mid July-November Tues., 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Madison Avenue at 112th Street (east side of street) in New York, NY. assortment of crafts, local specialties, fruits, organic food and vegetables. Hours are Mid July-November Sat. 8:00a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

For Additional Markets and More information about Locations, Hours, etc... Check out Grow NYC's website:

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