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Greenmarket Debuts at Hester Street Fair Next Weekend

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From the in-box this morning, details about the return of the Lower East Side’s summer greenmarket. Beginning next Sunday, the renamed “Hester Street Greenmarket” will set up on Essex Street, just outside the Hester Street Fair.

You’ll find: plump Jersey vegetables, fruit, and homemade preserves from Phillips Farm; specialty and wild foraged greens from Woori Farm; orchard fruit, award-winning cider, and all-butter pies and pastries from Breezy Hill Orchard; and fresh eggs and pasta from Knoll Krest Farm. There will also be an opening day cooking demonstration from Broadway East chef Sasha St. Germaine.

The new market replaces the Grand Street Greenmarket, which really never caught on and was going to be shut down. But the organizers of the Hester Street Fair persuaded Grow NYC, the organization that runs the city’s farmers markets, to relocate. There are high hopes the market will be more popular in a more appealing (and more heavily trafficked) location.

The Hester Street Greenmarket will be open Sunday from 8-4 through November 21. EBT / Food Stamps are welcome.

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