The new Hattie Carthan "After Church" Farmers' Market will be open every Sunday from 1-6PM at 49 Van buren off Tompkins. The market had its grand opening on July 31st and will run until November 20th 2011.
At the Sunday market, community residents can purchase locally grown food, learn about food justice, growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food. The new farm/market which sits on a revitalized brownfield that existed in the community for over two decades was revitalized by V.P Hattie Carthan garden /urban farmer Yonnette Fleming and community residents. The new farm/market is an offspring of the Hattie Carthan community garden/market and represents a community's effort to reclaim its agricultural heritage, educate and empower youth through the creation of value added products from local crops, reduce the carbon footprint of foods sold in our markets and contribute to the overall cultural, social and economic vitality of Central Brooklyn .