Barclays Center greenmarket is a success
by Andrew Pavia
Aug 07, 2013 | 470 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Barclays Center now hosts a weekly greenmarkets every Wednesday on the Flatbush Avenue side of the arena from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until November 27.

The first modern-day greenmarket in Brooklyn was in 1977 at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, just blocks from where residents can now buy fresh fruits and vegetables today.

“We are thrilled to return to the original site of the greenmarket in Brooklyn,” said Michael Hurwitz, director of Greenmarket, a GrowNYC program. “The energy that Barclays Center brings to Brooklyn will elevate this market and all it has to offer the community.

This market is home to vendors selling fresh fish, honey, baked goods, vegetables, herbs, and fruit from all over the tri-state area.

Ashley Cotton of Forest City Ratner said that due to the recent success and community involvement in the greenmarket, there would be a discussion about bringing it back next year.

“Barclays Center is an ideal location because of the number of bus and subway routes available for patrons,” said Regina Cahill, president of the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District. “This new market will be a great asset to our community.”

“It’s an honor to sell Rick’s Picks here, less than a half-mile from where my recipes were developed in a one-bedroom apartment in Prospect Heights,” said Rick Field of his popular line of pickled products. “I can walk to work.”

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