CLINTON HILL — A new farmers market has sprouted in Clinton Hill.
The market, operated by the nonprofit Harvest Home, will be open at the corner of Lafayette and Waverly avenues every Tuesday through Nov. 22.
The greenmarket offers a range of produce, baked goods and honey from Alstede Farms in Chester, N.J.
The produce is picked fresh every day at the farm, which is located only an hour from the city, according to Nastya Kostadinova, who helps run the market.
Summer produce includes cucumbers at 79 cents each, onions at $1.29 per pound, broccoli at $2 per head, watermelon at $5.99 each, corn at 69 cents per ear and peaches at $2.99 per pound.
Jars of honey range from $8 to $40 depending on size, and fresh-baked pies go for about $15 each.
The new farmer's market offers a wide range of seasonal produce. (Credit: DNAinfo/Alexandra Leon)
Kostadinova said the market will soon start selling about 20 varieties of apples as the season changes.
For locals, the greenmarket is a welcome addition to the community.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea for the neighborhood,” said 72-year-old Bob Foster, who’s lived in the area for 35 years. “The produce looks nice and fresh.”
Foster said the neighborhood needed a weekday market to supplement the Saturday farmers market at Fort Greene Park.
“I think they need more locations, especially during the week,” he said. “During the week is wonderful.”
The market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons, Farmers' Market Health Bucks coupons, SNAP, cash and credit or debit cards.
The market is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday.