Pie Contest! Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 16 August 2014

by Stephen Wade on

The time has come! This weekend at Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket, we’re hosting our community pie contest! Bring a pie using seasonal fruit or other goodies from the Greenmarket, and come share & compare with your neighbors and fellow bakers. Pies should arrive between 11am and 11:30am, with sampling beginning at 11:30am sharp. Pie bakers should be prepared to stand by their pies and talk about their influence and inspirations, and pie baking secrets.

Summer is in full swing at the market with everything bursting with produce. Nightshades–tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants–are all over the place, in stunning and crazy diversity. We’re also exceptionally lucky–considering Bardwell Cheese won a blue ribbon for their Rupert at the American Cheese Society, a cheese they bring to market every week!

Healthbucks are still in effect, and SNAP/EBT beneficiaries can benefit from the added value coupons for use at Greenmarket. Every $5 used leads to $2 in fruit and vegetable coupons that, in a time of year flush with produce, means the sky is the limit on possibilities. EBT services are offered from 8am to 2pm every Saturday at market.

Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade

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