Wednesday, July 04, 2012

4th of July Special: Help Save a Farmers Market, Catch Some Outdoor Movies, and Have a Slice at Rosco's

First things first - local youth org Seeds in the Middle has been putting together great community-based programming for health and nutrition for the past couple of years, including their popular "Soccer for Harmony" tournaments and a farmers market every Thursday at Hamilton-Metz Park on Albany and Lefferts Avenues (accepting WIC, EBT/SNAP, FMNP, and other public assistance). Yesterday, however, they sent around a notice that unless they can scare up more support for their market, they'll have to let the farmers take their wares elsewhere. This would be a shame both for the youth who've participated in organizing the market and the locals who benefit from it (not enough, currently, but still quite a few people), particularly as they've scheduled an event for next Thursday, the 12th, at which the farmers had planned to donate flowers for the creation of a "children's garden" in the park itself.

So, if you live in the area, swing by and check them out tomorrow (and hopefully on future Thursdays) at Hamilton-Metz Park from 12-7pm. 

Next up, the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden (which has a farmers market of its own on Saturdays from 8-2pm) has just announced their summer lineup of outdoor film. See the flyer below for more details.

Finally, Rosco's, the new pizza place at Franklin and Prospect, is open as of today. An auspicious birthday, to be sure - many happy returns. 

1 comment:

  1. I went to Rosco's last night and I'm sorry to say I was a little disappointed. They seemed to be doing great business, but they couldn't keep up with all the orders! The workers were all frazzled and it really showed. I waited 15 minutes for 2 plain slices to go. The slices were okay, just slightly better than A Slice of Brooklyn was. The crust was kind of soggy. If the service improves I guess they'll do alright. The inside looks great and the beer on tap will surely be a hit.