2011-08-03 / Features

Fresh Food For The Community At Douglaston Greenmarket


The Douglaston greenmarket offers the community fresh food including seafood, bread, pastries and poultry. 
Photo Micaela Mastrogiannis The Douglaston greenmarket offers the community fresh food including seafood, bread, pastries and poultry. Photo Micaela Mastrogiannis BY MICAELA MASTROGIANNIS

The new Douglaston greenmarket, now in its fourth week, offers the community an easy and convenient way to purchase fresh food sold from almost a dozen vendors.

Visitors can buy fish and shellfish from American Seafood, bread and pastries from Bread Alone Bakery and a variety of cheeses from Cherry Grove Farm. Turkeys can be purchased from DiPaola Turkeys, Lucky Dog Farm offers organic vegetables and small berries from Delaware County in Upstate New York and Madura Farms sells mushrooms. Newgate Farm sells vegetables and baked goods, Nolasco’s Farm offers vegetables and Mexican specialty produce and herbs. Visitors can also purchase orchard fruit, plants and baked goods from the Orchards of Concklin and chicken, beef, duck, turkey and eggs from Wildcraft Farms.

The greenmarket, located next to the Douglaston Long Island Railroad station on 41st Avenue and 235th Street, will operate every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. through November 20.

Now in its fourth week, it has proven to be a success every week so far. Both the vendors and the people of the community are benefiting from the market. For the most part, the vendors actually sell out of their products early, so anyone planning on visiting should try to go earlier in the day.

There are seven other greenmarkets that will be operating throughout the summer and early fall in Queens. In Atlas Park Mall, on Cooper Avenue and 81st Street, the market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. In Corona, on Roosevelt Avenue at 103rd Street, the greenmarket is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. In Elmhurst, on 41st Avenue between 80th and 81st Street, the market is open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. In Jackson Heights, 34th Avenue at 77th Street, the market is open on Sundays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. In Socrates Sculpture Park, on Vernon Boulevard and Broadway, the market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. In Sunnyside, on Skillman Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets, the market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. In Ridgewood, Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Avenue, the market is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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