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Bay Ridge Gets Its Farmer’s Market & Gets Happy

October 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo for GL courtesy of David Marangio]

The Greenmarket that people in Bay Ridge had been fighting for on in the parking lot of a former Key Foods opened up on October 4. Thomas Marangio, who also shot all the photos here, writes to us:

So, one of the most exciting developments in Bay Ridge (for some of us, anyway) is the new Greenmarket at what was previously a Keyfood parking lot. It began on October 4th and the initial response was so much greater than expected that by noon many items were gone and by 2PM, some vendors were completely sold out and packing up to go home. Bread Alone actually refilled their inventory from their stand at Grand Army Plaza, but still could not last the whole day! There’s an interesting thread on Bay Ridge Talk that was started when the market was just a twinkle in someone’s eye.

The gentleman in shirt and tie in some of the photos (after the jump) is Council Member Vincent Gentile who helped get the market going.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica // Oct 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Where is this in Bayridge? Do you know the streets?? Thanks!