YONKERS, N.Y. -- Groundwork Hudson Valley will kick off this year’s Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers’ Market season on Friday, June 3 at the Van der Donck Park, across the Metro North Yonkers Station.
The market will run from noon to 5 p.m. weekly through October 28. This season, the market will feature hyper-locally grown produce and hydroponic vegetables from citizen farmers and the Science Barge.
The market will have produce from partnering farms including Peace and Carrots Farm of Chester, Dagele Brothers Produce of Florida, and Alex’s Tomato Farm of Ossining. Additionally, the market will feature pickles from Jersey Pickles and various baked goods from the youth of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Pure Essential homemade soaps and oils, alternative healing workshops from Yonkers Wellness Center and handmade Mexican jewelry and goods from Sololi.
Market attendees will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the market’s location, Van der Donck Park, which is a newly declared urban wildlife refuge with a rich history. The tours will be led by U.S. Fish and Wildlife trained members of the market's Green Team, a summer youth employment program.
In addition to food, there will also be entertainment by local talent. If interested in performing at one of the weekly market dates, or for more general information about market vending opportunities, contact Nathan Hunter at 914-375-2151 or Nathan@groundworkhv.org .
Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers’ Market is made possible through the support of the Junior League of Bronxville, the USDA, TD Bank North, St. Faiths House Foundation and Carvel.
Groundwork Hudson Valley Groundwork Hudson Valley empowers communities to reclaim and revitalize environmentally and economically distressed neighborhoods. Based in southwest Yonkers, the organization partners with residents, city officials, schools, businesses, and other nonprofits to bolster food access in underserved communities; refurbish parks, rivers, trails, and other public spaces; provide summer employment for Yonkers public high school students; and teach environmental and sustainability education on the Science Barge, a farm that floats on the Hudson River.