CELEBRATE DAY OF THE DEAD!!!!
PLACE: Hatie Carthan community market (Corner of Clifton & Marcy Aves) GG – Bedford/Nostrand
Saturday, October 27th 2012 - HCCM Day of the Dead Celebration Features live altar exhibit, the use of food in Sacred ritual workshop, skull making workshop, face painting, candied apples cooking demo, drum circle, and more. Drums and costumes encouraged!
11:30am -1pm Healthy holiday treats (carob apples w/organic soul chef Madea Allen)
1:00pm -2pm Pumpkin carving and holiday crafts workshop
2pm - 3:30pm The use of food in rituals w/ market founder/longtime community food educator Yonnette Fleming.
Get over here and support your neighborhood market. Come to fill up your basket with wonderful locally grown produce and get some fresh to nibble on too! Including grilled corn, watermelon, various weekly specials (vegetarians welcome!) and assorted teas and drinks!
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is a volunteer based and led community revitalization project in Central Brooklyn NYC. The community farmers market is located on Clifton Place at Marcy Avenue directly behind the Hattie Carthan Community Garden. The market runs Saturdays 9am - 3pm from July - November increasing fresh food access to low-income community residents in a neighborhood classified as a "Fresh Food Desert”
The community revitalization project led by Yonnette Fleming, V.P. of the Hattie Carthan Community Garden and founder of the market began in March 2009 when Fleming received permission from the NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation to clear, design and utilize the lot which was used as a thriving dumping ground for over twenty years as a community farmers market. Fleming immediately mobilized thirteen Hattie Carthan Garden members to vision together and create the market of their dreams.
Across the United and States, rates of obesity and diabetes are increasing dramatically, particularly within lower-income, African-American, and Latino communities. Growing research demonstrates that the low rate of consumption of healthy foods which drives disease rates is due to limited access to healthy choices. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is a community solution to the issue of poor nutrition and food insecurity in our community.