A sampling of the variety of peppers sold at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket in Brooklyn, New York this fall. Every Saturday morning, this greenmarket transforms what is usually a quiet Brooklyn historical landmark into a bustling attraction for Brooklynites from all walks of life. A community destination, shoppers enjoy a variety of goods from local farms and vendors.
– guest blogger, Tessa Resta-Flarer
New York has aways been a food state of great note. Its proximity to a major port, its agricultural bounty and the diversity of its inhabitants all contribute to this well deserved reputation. Many innovative groups are taking food to new heights in the Big Apple. GrowNYC, for one is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations: A great urban model for the promotion of community and integration. Check them out! And then go and cook up some peppers while they’re hot!!