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Jamaica Farmers Market is back


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Johann Hamilton

BY JOHANN HAMILTON

Jamaica Avenue will be a getting a lot greener this summer with the return of the Jamaica Farmers Market.

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation and Down To Earth Markets (DTE) is hosting the market, which is in its 39th year. It currently features four vendors: Alex’s Tomato Farm, John D. Madura Farms, Gajeski Produce and Migliorelli Farms. Each will be at the market every weekend.

Miriam Haas founded DTE as Community Markets in 1991. The name changed in 2012 to reflect an emphasis on producing food from the Earth. DTE also runs about 20 other markets throughout the city, including the Queens Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market and a Sunday market in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

“The Jamaica Market is great because it exists in an area where there aren’t many options for good, fresh produce,” said Ashley Robinson, market host and manager of DTE. “It’s nice to see regulars, and it’s an important service for the community.”

Among the dozens of goods available at the market, there will be oregano, tomatoes, garlic, spinach, parsley and more. Each vendor will bring its own homegrown selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and other products. The market has received positive feedback from Jamaica residents so far.

“It’s a good thing for this area because all that’s around here is mostly fast food places,” said Linda Jeffreys. “Now over the summer I don’t have to get in my car to get fresh veggies. I can just walk over here.”

The Jamaica Farmers Market opens at 8:30 a.m. every Friday and Saturday and goes until 4 p.m. It is located on 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue, and will take place from June 21 to November 23.

 

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2013 farmers market season in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Though the Jackson Heights Greenmarket is open year-round many of Queens’ other farmers markets don’t open until June or July.

Astoria Greenmarket
14th Street (Between 31st Avenue and 31st Road)
Open Wednesdays, 7/10 – 11/20
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Corona Greenmarket
Roosevelt Avenue at 103rd Street
Open Fridays, 7/5 – 11/22
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Elmhurst Greenmarket
41st Avenue (Between 80th and 81th Streets)
Open Tuesdays, 6/4 to 11/26
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Boulevard at 70th Avenue
Open Sundays, 4/7 – 12/29
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Avenue at 78th Street
Open Sundays, year-round
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jamaica Farmers Market
160th Street off Jamaica Avenue
Open Fridays, 6/21 – 11/22
8:30 a.m– 4 p.m.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market (Flushing)
Dahlia Avenue off Main Street
Open Fridays, 6/21 – 11/16
8:30 am – 4:00 p.m.

Ridgewood Youth Market
Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Avenue
Saturdays, 7/13 – 11/23
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Vernon Boulevard and Broadway
Open Saturdays, 6/1 – 11/23
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Avenue (Between 42nd and 43rd  streets)
Open Saturdays, 6/1 – 12/21
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Farmers market season in Queens


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Though the Jackson Heights Greenmarket is open year-round many of Queens’ other farmers markets don’t open until June or July.

Astoria Greenmarket
14th St. between 31st Ave. and 31st Road
July 11-November 14
Wednesdays, 8 a.m-3 p.m.

Atlas Park Greenmarket
Atlas Park Mall, Cooper Ave. and 80th St.
June 16–November 17
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Corona Greenmarket

Roosevelt Ave. and 103rd St.
July 6-November 16
Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Douglaston Greenmarket
41st Ave. and 235th St.
June 8-November 18
Sundays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Elmhurst Greenmarket
41st Ave. between 80th and 81st streets
July 10-November 20
Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd. at 70th Ave.
July 8–November 18
Sundays, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Jamaica Farmers Market
160th St. off Jamaica Avenue
June 29- November 17
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m.

Ridgewood Youthmarket
Myrtle Ave. and Cypress Ave.
July 9-October 29
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Vernon Blvd and Broadway
June 23-November 17
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave. between 42 and 43 streets
June 2- December 22
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market
Dahlia Ave. off Main St.
June 22-November 2
Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.