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Pick up fresh fruits, veggies, pasta and more at this newly opened Flushing Greenmarket

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Flushing residents can access farm fresh food, free recipes and more at this local farmers market.

The Flushing Greenmarket at Maple Playground officially launched its second season on July 5. The market will be open every Wednesday until Nov. 22.

 

Shoppers can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, pasta, soups and baked goods from regional farms and producers, including Duchess County’s Breezy Hill Orchards and Knoll Krest Farm.

The market will also offer free recipes, family-friendly activities, seasonal celebrations and nutritional education and cooking demonstrations from the NYC Department of Health’s Stellar Markets program.

“Not only are greenmarkets are an excellent way for communities to support locally grown, fresh and healthy food, but they are a telling sign of the economic vitality of neighborhoods,” Councilman Peter Koo said. “Thank you to the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce for supporting healthy choices for shoppers here in Flushing.”

The Greenmarket will operate between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons are accepted.

Maple Playground is located at Kissena Boulevard and Maple Avenue.

The Greenmarket is a collaboration between the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and GrowNYC, an organization that works to preserve local farmland and provide access to healthy foods.

For more information, visit GrowNYC’s website.

 
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