Crown Heights residents enjoyed their first ever farmers market Thursday as it opened for business in Hamilton Metz Park.
A New Jersey farm is supplying everything from tomatoes to eggplant.
Organizers are hoping to add even more suppliers in the future.
“We’re bringing this locally grown seasonal produce to people where it wasn’t accessible before to anybody,” said Jack Silberstein, market manager.
“We got a good selection. The weather beat us up a little bit, but right now it’s working out good,” said Roy Hildebrant, a farmer.
The market is a project of Seeds in the Middle, and is coordinated by its founder Nancie Kats, along with Jack Silberstein of Jack’s Gourmet and Natasha Smith as well as other volunteers.
The market will take place every Thursday, 3pm-7pm at Hamilton Metz Park (Lefferts Park) at Albany and Lefferts Aves.
Food assistance programs are accepted.
The market is very grateful to Senator Adams, NYC Parks Dept, NYS Agriculture Markets, USDA, Farmers Federation of NY, Empire State Development and all the dedicated and employees and neighbors that made this project happen.