Southern Brooklyn

CIH Farmer's Market Open For Second Year

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The Coney Island Hospital Farmer's Market. Photo by Tina Gray

You know what? We may not have a Pathmark anymore, nor do we have a congressman (for now) who vowed to fight to bring us a replacement for Pathmark, but… what we do have, for the second year in a row, is a farmer’s market.

Harvest Home Farmers’ Market of New York, which brings fresh, nutritious and affordable foods and produce to you, directly from local tri-state farms, will be set up every Friday in front of Coney Island Hospital, Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z and Shore Road, now through November 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I hear the offerings are pretty terrific, too, if one is to go by the facebook status of Sheepshead Bay activist and occasional Sheepshead Bites contributor Tina Gray:

“Yesterday was the first day of the Farmer’s Market at Coney Island Hospital. Loved it! Bought all sorts of yummy stuff.”

She also wrote in an email to Sheepshead Bites:

“One lady is a baker that has quiches, brownies, cakes and cookies.  Then there’s the apple guy with fresh juices (the blueberry is awesome!!!!).  Then there are two farmers with your basic lettuces, tomatoes, cukes, etc.”

The four vendors at the Coney Island Hospital Market, which opened June 17, accept Food Stamp/EBT cards, Women Infant and Children Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), Senior Coupons and Health Bucks.

Go check it out — their stuff is a million times better than Stouffer’s microwavable macaroni and cheese, and coming from me, that’s saying something.

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