Graham Avenue’s Saturday Farmers Market

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Tantalizing apples and nectarines were among the produce straight from Froehlich Farms on September 1st.  Nevin from Froehlich Farms is pictured

The farmers market off Graham Avenue on Cook Street is 100% independently run. The Graham Avenue BID saw a need to bring farm fresh food to the area and gathered together a group of farmers.

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Hostetler’s Produce had an array of peppers of all types.

Hostetler’s Produce is the largest vendor and is run by Amish farmer Noah and his family. They have participated in this farmers market for over seven years and sell seasonal produce and homemade Amish pastries, pies, cookies, honey, cheese, etc.

Across from them is La Baraja Farm. Pedro and Merissa began bringing their harvest to this market over six years ago and have since grown to participate in additional markets. In August they go back home to Texas, and Javier manages the stand for them. They sell seasonal produce and some specialties used in Mexican cuisine.

Froehlich Farms is the newest seller. Nevin sells some amazing produce, nuts and packaged candies.

Cold brew coffee master Stam has a table to test market his product, and the reviews have been very good.

The Graham Avenue BID has a table manned by staff available to do EBT exchange with a bonus. For every $5 exchanged for tokens they receive $2 in Health Bucks.

In addition to food and drink there are two activities. Stellar Project has regular food demos throughout the day where they make healthy recipes and give out samples. Those who stay for the demo receive a $2 Health Buck. Food used for the demo is donated by the farmers at the market.  The second activity is the Art Tent manned by Arts in Bushwick. Arts In Bushwick produces neighborhood arts festivals and facilitates community projects and dialogue. At the farmers market they have art supplies handy for those who wish to create on the spot.

The Graham Avenue Farmers Market continues on every Saturday through Oct. 28th.

Author: The Greenline

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