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New Farmers Market Hits Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

By Janet Upadhye | April 17, 2013 11:59am

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Brooklyn Bridge Park is ushering in the spring with the arrival of a new farmers market near Pier 6.

Down to Earth, a Ossining, NY company that manages approximately twenty farmers markets in and around New York City, plans to kick off their newest market location on June 2.

"All data pointed to the fact that this would be a great location for a new market offering fresh food," said Down to Earth spokeswoman Frankie Rowland. "We think people will really welcome this new addition to the park."

Down to Earth currently hosts markets in Park Slope and McGolrick Park in Brooklyn and in Manhattan's Morningside Park, among others.

The new Pier 6 market will feature a minumum of eight vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables primarily from upstate New York along with meat, cheese, seafood, honey, and baked goods.

"Every product has a local component," said Rowland.

The farmer's market will sit alongside the dog run, sand volleyball courts and playground of Pier 6.