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Astoria Greenmarket Will Not Return This Summer

Sadly, the GrowNYC farmers’ market will not return to Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. DNAInfo is reporting that the closure is due to lack of sales. It would seem to the casual observer that the park is busy every Saturday during the summer months, but GrowNYC says that on days when there weren’t special events, the farmers weren’t seeing enough business.

Socrates plans to partner directly with farmers for a pilot market on Saturdays starting in mid-June, so you may still be able to buy produce on your way back from morning yoga in the park. And the Wednesday Greenmarket on 14th St (between 31st Ave and 31st Road) will return on July 5.

Greenmarket at Socrates Sculpture Park; photo credit Clare Doyle

Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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