06/13/16 12:05pm
Epic Ride

Epic Ride 2015

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

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Registration is now open for The Epic Ride, presented by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). The 8th annual 30-45-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Riis Park Beach will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Riders will discover unfamiliar neighborhoods, pedal through city, state and national parks, and take in spectacular bridge and city views along the Brooklyn Waterfront and Jamaica Bay Greenways.

The fundraising ride supporting Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will showcase the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway, and will travel along Greenway segments old, new and soon to break ground. (more…)

06/02/16 12:45pm
Dumbo Farmers Market

A former farmers market in Dumbo

Dumbo home cooks and food lovers, rejoice! The neighborhood is getting a new weekly farmers market.

Created by the Dumbo Improvement District in partnership with Down to Earth Markets, Dumbo Farmers Market will bring an array of locally sourced produce and meats, baked goods, and organic and sustainable specialty food to the Pearl Street Triangle — located in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge’s archway — every Wednesday starting June 8.

Dumbo Farmers Market

The Pearl Street Triangle. Photo by Hannah Frishberg

Down to Earth Markets, formerly known as Community Markets, ran a farmers market in 2009 and 2010 in the same location. The market previously closed so the company could “pursue other opportunities,” a representative told DumboNYC.

“It was basically the changing of the times, the demographic shifts, more people working in Dumbo,” Down to Earth founder Miriam Haaf told Brownstoner about why the market decided to come back five-year’s after its hiatus, adding, “Dumbo has changed substantially since 2010 and people are much more interested in shopping at farmers markets.”

The company currently manages 15 community markets in and around NYC, including a weekly market in Greenpoint and a twice-weekly market in Park Slope.

Since the first market’s closure, the next-closest sizable farmers market has been at Borough Hall, where GrowNYC hosts vendors on Tuesdays and Saturdays year round.

Around 15 vendors are expected for new Dumbo market’s first day, with expansion planned depending on community support, according to a press release.

Dumbo Farmers Market

Photo via Down to Earth

So far the roster includes Arlotta Food Studio, selling infused olive oils and handmade pasta; Karl Farmily Farms, bringing meat, poultry and eggs raised in the Hudson Valley; Pickle Licious, offering old-fashioned-style barrel pickles; and La Petite Occasion, selling with caramels and toffees made from local milk, among others.

The market will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through November 16. For more information, including a full list of vendors, see the market’s website.

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