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.”