Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market
9:00am – 3:00pm
Event very week to week (look at calendar below)
PLACE: Hatie Carthan community market (Corner of Clifton & Marcy Aves) GG – Bedford/Nostrand
Get over here and support your neighborhood market. Come to fill up your basket with wonderful locally grown produce and get some fresh prepared food to nibble on too! Including grilled corn, watermelon, various weekly specials (vegetarians welcome!) and assorted teas and drinks!
Saturday, September 15th 2012
Caring for your mixed basket. Struggling with extra veggies in your weekly basket? Join Organic Soul Chef Madea Allen as she demonstrates exciting ways to preserve and prepare the vegetables you receive in your mixed basket. This workshop is for Hattie Carthan market basket participants.
Saturday, October 6th 2012
11:30am-1pm Preserving the Herbal Harvest Cooking Demo w/ longtime community food educator Yonnette Fleming Learn to preserve the freshness of your favorite herbs through drying, freezing and other preservation methods.
Saturday, October 13th 2012
HCCM 1:30pm-3:30pm - Bread Baking Workshop Fresh baked bread included! Sign up at market in prior weeks
Saturday, October 20th 2012
1:30pm—3:30 pm—Bread Baking workshop Fresh baked bread included!
Sign up at market in prior weeks
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.
Saturday, November 3rd 2012— HCCM
12:00pm—1:30 pm Warming spices for the cool season. Join long time food educator/market founder as she whips up a warm porridge and offers suggestions for keeping the body warm through the cool season.
1:30pm-3:30pm Final Bread Baking Workshop —Fresh baked bread included!
Saturday November 10th 2012—HCCM—2 Events!
11:30am—1:00pm Roots and Nuts Demo Join organic soul chef Madea Allen for a roots nutrition workshop. Learn to incorporate roots and nuts in your diet for optimum nutrition.
6pm-10pm HCCM Farmy Folks Soiree Markets Fundraiser and Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony Join us for a home grown family style feast, live eco and folk performances, farmy film screenings, a 2012 market season virtual tour, and more. Online and In Market registration for the soiree begins Sept 15th.
Saturday, November 17th 2012— 11:30am—1:00 pm (Food and Justice) Is Your Color and Socio-Economic Status Making you Sick? Join food justice farmer Yonnette Fleming as we explore Race, Class, Geography, Illness and the Food System while drawing connections between health and a neighborhood's physical, social, service, and economic environments.
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.