Monday, September 1, 2008

Down on the Farm in Dumbo

We missed our usual Brooklyn Heights farmer's market foray Saturday and were desperate for any kind of fruit or vegetable. Then we remembered that the Dumbo farmer's market took place on Sundays, so off we went.

What a nice day to be in Dumbo. People were walking picnic baskets down the Washington Street hill, buying apples at the market (at the foot of Main Street), and spreading blankets in the park.

The farmer's market in Dumbo is smaller than the market at Brooklyn Borough Hall (though that may be because it was Labor Day weekend) but there's enough of everything. We picked up some beautiful tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, zucchini, shallots and scallions -- all were delicious.

We totally recommend the Sunday market idea. This whole thing was the idea of the Dumbo Improvement District. There's also Community Supported Agriculture -- a way for people to buy vegetables direct from a local farmer -- in Vinegar Hill. (We originally wrote that the Dumbo Improvement District started Vinegar Hill's CSA. See comment below by Leslie.)

Photos by MK Metz

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Leslie said...

Actually, the DUMBO/Vinegar Hill CSA was started by one neighborhood resident, me. I was fortunate enough to have great support from other residents who helped me get the CSA off the ground, as well as Phoenix House who generously provides the space for distribution. Our CSA has over 100 members and a waiting list of 30.

mcbrooklyn said...

Thanks Leslie -- We've updated the post. (Wish we could get that little word cross-out thingy working again...)