Windsor Terrace Gets New Farmers Market as Grocery Store Closes

By Leslie Albrecht on July 6, 2012 12:05pm 

Produce from J. Glebocki Farms, one of the vendors that will sell produce at a new greenmarket at P.S. 154 in Windsor Terrace.
Produce from J. Glebocki Farms, one of the vendors that will sell produce at a new greenmarket at P.S. 154 in Windsor Terrace.
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J. Glebocki Farms

WINDSOR TERRACE — Windsor Terrace has lost its only grocery store, but it's about to get its first farmers market.

A market operated by the nonprofit GrowNYC will debut Sun. July 8 and provide farm fresh produce every week through November at P.S. 154 on 11th Avenue, between Sherman Street and Windsor Place.

It's around the corner from the Key Food supermarket that closed in late June, leaving Windsor Terrace without a full-service supermarket for the first time in decades. Local residents are fighting a plan by drugstore chain Walgreens to move into the empty grocery.

In the meantime, the new greenmarket at P.S. 154 will help fill some of the gap created by Key Food's closure. In addition to fruit and vegetables, vendors at the P.S. 154 greenmarket will sell bread, eggs, chicken, and seafood.

One vendor, Bodhitree Farm, will have Korean specialty produce and kim chi from Burlinton County, New Jersey.

The P.S. 154 greenmarket will be open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 8 through Nov. 18. The market accepts food stamps and offers services such as compost collection, according to the GrowNYC website.

Other nearby greenmarkets include:

Grand Army Plaza (Prospect Park West and Flatbush Avenue) Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round.

Bartel-Pritchard Square Greenmarket (Prospect Park West and 15th Street) Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., May 2 - Nov. 21.

Kensington Youthmarket (outside Windsor Terrace Public Library on Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 5th Street) Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., July 14 - Nov. 17.

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