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newish greenmarket in Queens - Atlas Park

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newish greenmarket in Queens - Atlas Park

tigerwoman | Sep 24, 2005 09:01 PM

just a heads up - have been visiting the 3 month old new greenmarket that is held on Saturdays on Cooper Street (not sure what the neigborhood is but Cooper Street starts at Woodhaven basically zigzag across from where Yellowstone Blvd ends.

They are in the midst of building a new shopping complex called Atlas Park and have established a small but nice greenmarket which is set to expand next spring. Right now you can get delicious varieties of new apples like macouns, empires, etc for $1 a pound, beefsteak and plum (manzano) tomatos for $1 a pound, peaches, $2, beets, arugula, basil, broccoli rabe, and various other greens, along with Merediths breads and a small sample of crafts etc. Every weekend there seems to be a free performance - last weekend it was a dance group, this weekend a avant garde Shakespeare and modern dance performance.

Anyway, the vendors are excited about the continuing growth - they bought 50 cases of tomatoes to the market today and by 2:00 had about 6 cases left!

Jose (one of the vendors) told me that in the spring they will have goats cheese, meats, cheeses and more vegetable vendors.

The market will run until November and then start up again in April.

Check it out - it's nice to have a resource in Queens and he was open to selling by the case for restuarants and caterers. We bought a case of beefsteaks for an event this week - it was only $18 and man are those tomatoes delicious. They were out of yellows by the time we got there, but the reds are still a treat!

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