Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 28 June 2014

by Stephen Wade on

Summer has officially arrived at the Greenmarket! Besides an explosion in greens and other vegetables, summer stone fruits and berries are beginning to make their way into market baskets. Last week, Maynard Orchards carried sweet cherries, greenling apricots and strawberries to market, with only more to come in the following weeks. Strawberries are in abundance and will be through the end of summer.

With July 4th coming up this week, this weeks market demo is dedicated to the world of icy treats! Come by and learn how to make ice cream from scratch, using fruits, herbs, and other ingredients available at the greenmarket! Don’t have an ice cream machine? Learn how to make granitas and other lo-fi treats. And need to save on time? Ronnybrook Dairy happens to carry ice cream with them to market every week in a variety of flavors!

For those using EBT/SNAP benefits, the Healthbucks program comes into effect next week on July 1st. For every $5 EBT purchased from the Market Information Booth, a $2 coupon for fruits and vegetables is available to double your buying power at greenmarket. Not sure if you qualify for EBT/SNAP? Come by the info booth and learn how and where to get screened for eligibility for a variety of programs.

Starting in July also: every second Saturday is dedicated to pickling and preservation! Come by the market information booth, where we’ll make jams, answer questions about preservation techniques, and conducting giveaways, courtesy of our friends at Ball Preservation, makers of the iconic Ball jar!

Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade is the manager at the Greenpoint/McCarren Greenmarket.