The final week of market season is upon us: the Bushwick farmers market is coming to a close. Bushwick residents won’t have street-side access to affordable organic or locally produced food until next year.
The market, held on Knickerbocker Avenue every Saturday from July until November, accepts all forms of cash assistance. The market also runs public education workshops on healthy cooking and eating using seasonal foods.
In recent years, the city Department of Health has made an effort to bring farmers markets to communities that may not have access to local, organic foods.
The market has proven popular in Bushwick, which has a reported 1 in 4 adult obesity rate and a childhood obesity rate of at least 45 percent.
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