Just letting people know that the Added Value farm stands are out there and going strong.
Surprisingly, even people in the South Brooklyn area, much less those in Manhattan and the greater NYC area, are unaware that we have a productive farm right in our own backyard. The Added-Value people run this farm in Red Hook, with the involvement of the area's youth and teens, to grow local produce that they sell Greenmarket-style (though they are NOT affiliated with Greenmarket). It's a great program you can learn more about here:
I have bought from them in past years and I've been waiting for them to open back up this season (they only go from summer-fall) but was concerned that the opening of the new Fairway may hinder their business. As it turns out they dropped their Wednesday stand day in front of the library, but they are still open Saturdays at the farm. Latest announcement:
For those coming from outside the neighborhood heading for the ballfields' Latin food especially on Saturday, walk just a couple blocks further and check out the farm.
PS. I'm not related at all to Added Value; just a happy customer getting good produce and supporting a neighborhood cause.