At the Greenmarket: Cooking with the Locals!

by Pamela Boyle on

We’re supposed to have another beautiful Saturday this weekend and it should be a great day at market. Last week we saw several new products, including garlic scapes, orange beets, sugar snow peas, summer squash and fava beans, to name a few.

This week, Beth Bainbridge, a neighborhood resident, local food lover, nutritionist and Program Coordinator for NYC’s Stellar Markets will be with us for Cooking with the Locals: Jammin’ with Beth! She will show us how to make some delicious jam using a few simple Greenmarket ingredients.

Last week we had a great photo session with photographer Tim Schutsky and our wonderful market customers and farmers with their market goods. You can find the portraits on Brooklyn Greenmarket’s Facebook as well as see some displayed at the info tent this week.

Grain producer Cayuga Pure Organics has suffered a devastating fire that demolished their barn and damaged some of their equipment. They have an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to help them rebuild, check it out.

Textile and compost drop-off available from 8am-2pm. Market open until 3pm on Union between Driggs and North 12th. Debit/credit, EBT, WIC and FMNO checks accepted.

Pamela Boyle

Pamela Boyle

A native New Yorker, Pam Boyle spent most of her college and post-college years pursuing a career in translation. The Spanish language, plus a growing interest to learn more about farming, led her to a family-run farm in the mountains of Costa Rica where she worked and learned the basics of maintaing a small-scale sustainable farm. Once back in Brooklyn, she was eager to learn more about the local farming communities in the tri-state area and to try out some of the farming techniques in her rooftop vegetable garden. She is very excited to be working with Greenmarkets, spending her Saturdays at Grand Army Plaza with the farmers and helping the community gain access to fresh, local food.