Farmers Harvests Come to Graham Avenue Saturdays

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La Baraja Farm at the Graham Ave Farmers Market

On Saturdays now through October 27th in the Cook Street side pocket bordering the east side of Graham Avenue, you’ll find local farmers selling the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables, in addition to baked goods, honey, and other seasonal specialties. This 100% independently run farmers market is organized by the Graham Avenue BID and has become a regular attraction on summer and fall Saturdays for the past two decades.

Hostetler’s Produce founded by Noah Hostetler and his family demonstrate what a bounty Amish practices can reap. They have participated in this farmers market for over eight years and sell seasonal produce, honey, cheese, and homemade baked deliciousness in the form of breads, pies, and cookies. Eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and okra were among their offerings on the market’s opening Saturday.

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The market also hosts food workshops. This one was on radishes.

Another established regular to the market is La Baraja Farm. For over seven years, they have brought seasonal produce and some specialties used in Latin American cooking such as beautiful feathery cilantro.

Plums, peaches, melons, leafy greens were a draw at La Froehlich Farm Produce, where Nevin Curtin brought customers’ attention to the health benefits of the honeycomb in honey that was for sale.

The Graham Avenue BID has a table manned by staff available to do EBT exchange with Health Bucks bonus. Next to this table, bilingual (Spanish and English) food workshops are given at regular intervals and offer healthy suggestions on what to make with seasonal produce found at the market.

The Graham Avenue Farmers Market is located on Cook St. and Graham Ave. every Saturday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  through Oct. 27th.

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Nevin Curtain of La Froehlich Farm Produce brought her customers’ attention to the health benefits of the honeycomb in honey that was for sale.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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