The Meditative Beauty of the Fort Green Greenmarket
The Meditative Beauty of the Fort Greene Greenmarket
James and I made a special trip to the Fort Greene Greenmarket on Saturday to select tomatoes from the incredible variety grown by Wilklow Orchards. However, we got there rather late in the day, and virtually all the tomatoes had been purchased.
Fortunately, that means we’ll have to go back! We have not hit peak tomato season, and Farmer Albert Wilklow let us know that he’ll have a great variety coming in over the coming weeks.
I really love this Saturday market regardless of whether I get my tomatoes or peaches. It is set under the tall trees alongside Fort Green Park. The neighbors love it. They know all the farmers, cheesemongers, and bakers personally, so there is a real sense of community. I like to watch all the different kinds of people in the market: athletes picking up a juice after a run in the park, families picking out fresh fruits and veggies for the week, serious cooks examining all the onions and potatoes, and lots of cute doggies.
Just next to the greenmarket, the sweet Artisan Market pops up seasonally with wonderfully talented makers of ceramics, clothing, jewelry, and more. They are closed for the month of August, but the artisans will return in September. The Brooklyn Flea and the Fulton Flea Market are just a short walk from the greenmarket too. So you can make a day of walking to the markets in this beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood.
The farmers of the Fort Greene Greenmarket bring their beautiful and delectable produce every Saturday year-round. You should get there early for the best selection, but you can truly enjoy it any time between 8AM and 4PM.
~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City
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