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.