Did you know Bed-Stuy has a weekend farmer’s market that is part of a grassroots, POC-led agricultural revitalization project based here in the neighborhood? The Hattie Carthan Community Garden–once a vacant, toxic plot of land–has been transformed into a full-on garden on the corner of Lafayette and Marcy. They’re growing enough that there are now two weekend farmer’s markets that also host regular events.
The first takes place on Saturdays, 9am to 3pm, right next to the garden on Clifton Street between Nostrand and Marcy. The second is on Sundays, between 1pm and 6pm, on Van Buren Street between Tompkins and Throop.
Local kids works the stands, and there are a number of community events rooted in various food justice and social principles like sustainability, culture and community. Upcoming events include a bread baking class (in the farm’s clay oven), a Life and Death dia de Los Muertos celebration, and communal farm dinners. To check out upcoming events, go here! And you can like and follow the farm on Facebook here.
Photos courtesy of the Hattie Carthan Community Garden