BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — The Marcy Plaza Farmers Market is making its return to Bed-Stuy on Wednesday, offering fresh produce and locally-sourced food to the neighborhood.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is partnering with EmblemHealth, the Brooklyn Rescue Mission and TD Bank to bring the market back for a third year on the corner of Fulton Street and Marcy Avenue.
Vendors will set up shop each Wednesday from July 15 through Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“We’re excited that every year the market gets bigger and better, adding new programming to get people to shop locally and see the value of local produce and really support our farmers,” said Tracey Capers, executive vice president for programs at Restoration.
Organizers are expanding weekly activities for patrons to include musical performances, healthy cooking demonstrations and an author series.
Activities for children and seniors will also be offered, Capers added.
A local artist is scheduled to take photographs of seniors at the market through August, asking them to reflect on their favorite memories centered on food.
Qualifying visitors can receive NYC Health Bucks distributed by the city’s Health Department and rebates from the nearby Foodtown.
Free exercise classes at Restoration’s West Plaza will follow the market each week.