Organizers of Bronx a farmers market are putting a twist on the traditional place to buy fresh produce. In addition to farmers showing off their prized produce, local performers will be able to showcase their talent to a local audience.
The new Mott Haven Farmers Market offers not only healthy food and eating, but in addition entertainment, educational workshops, and health literature. Sponsored by Sustainable South Bronx and the Padre Plaza Success Garden, the market is open Wednesdays from 9AM-6PM, through November 3, 2010 at the Padre Plaza Success Garden at 283 St. Ann’s Ave., between 139th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue in the Bronx.
The unique Mott Haven Farmers Market gives local entertainers with family friendly acts the opportunity to promote themselves by performing at the market. Registration is required and all performers will be added to the Farmers Market Federation of New York’s website. Interested performers should contact Francesca Ramsawak at 646-400-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
In addition to the entertainment and food shopping, visitors to the market can receive health literature, free recipes and participate in food and drink tastings, and nutritional workshops. Participants in some workshops may receive free gifts and samples. Market vendors are accepting EBT cards (ask about the Health Bucks Program) and WIC vouchers.
“The farmers market is a great way to bring together members of the community,” said Sustainable South Bronx Executive Director Miquela Craytor. “Sustainable South Bronx is honored to be involved in co-sponsoring the farmers market.”
Sustainable South Bronx is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that builds innovative solutions-driven approaches to economic and environmental issues that affect residents of urban areas. Its programs range from creating healthy living programs that green and beautify inner cities, build bike and pedestrian walking paths so residents can reclaim the communities where they live and work and promote education about healthy living. For additional information visit the group online at www.ssbx.org.
For more information on the Farmers Market please contact Mike Young at 718-887-7113 or for volunteer opportunities contact Francesca Ramsawak at 646-400-5432.