Fifth Avenue Park Slope Farmers Market to Grow to Two Days a Week

By Nicole Bode on May 2, 2014 10:41am 

 The Park Slope market near the Old Stone House is increasing its schedule to Sundays and Wednesdays.
The Park Slope market near the Old Stone House is increasing its schedule to Sundays and Wednesdays.
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Down to Earth Farmers Market

PARK SLOPE — The Park Slope farmers market on Fifth Avenue is increasing its schedule to two days a week — adding Wednesday evenings to its Sunday hours, organizers said.

Starting May 14, the Park Slope Down to Earth Farmers Market will operate out of its longtime space on Fourth Street near Fifth Avenue on Wednesday evenings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. — adding a weekday option to its current Sunday schedule, organizers announced.

The Wednesday night schedules will run through Nov. 26, while the market will continue to operate year-round on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., they said. The market, which has operated since 2004, said the added day was the result of community demand.

"We’re very happy with the tremendous support for this market and we want it to serve the Park Slope community in the best way it can,” Frankie Rowland, the director of marketing and community affairs for the farmers market, said in a statement.

“People have shared that they are often away during the summer weekends and want a weekday night farmers market option. Now mid-week shopping can be done with fresh foods from local businesses, too.”

The vendors on Wednesdays will include many from the Sunday schedule, including American Pride Seafood, Calcutta Kitchens, D & J Organic Farm, Dr. Pickle, Kiernan Farm, Made by Molly, Migliorelli Farm, MOMO Dressing, OM Champagne Tea, Pie Lady & Son and Runner & Stone, organizers said.

Some will appear weekly, while others will rotate, organizers said.

There will also be new vendors including hummous makers Taiim Falafel Shack and gluten-free cookie makers Izzy & Em’s.

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