Pomonok Community Farmers Market reopens
by Andrew Shilling
Jul 10, 2013 | 913 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It’s summer again and the Queens Community House, a 40-year-staple in the borough, is taking their neighborhood bonding and healthy living ingenuity to the streets again this year.

The organization’s Third Annual Pomonok Community Farmers Market is set to reopen on Friday, July 13, in front of the Pomonok Neighborhood Center at 67-09 Kissena Blvd. It provides a variety of seasonal produce for those who often have trouble accessing healthy alternatives.

“If the market was not here, I could not purchase the same amount of healthy food at a supermarket,” says Miriam, a regular customer of the market.

Staged directly across from the Queens College main gate, the farmers market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on every Friday through November and provide the community with a variety of local products like raw honey, organic fair trade nuts, seeds, dry fruit and more.

The John Bowne High School agriculture program will provide a majority of the produce at the market.

With cooking demonstrations from local chefs and information on how to sustain a healthy lifestyle, volunteer chef Evelyn Banker says the farmers market is much more than just a place to shop.

“For me, as a chef, the market opened up new doors, seeing the beautiful and colorful vegetables,” Banker said. “The market provides a space for socializing, eating and learning. I gained a lot of knowledge and met a lot of different people.”

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