Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday: Crown Heights Farmers Market, Renegade Reading Series (+ links)

- From Seeds in the Middle: Come Support the Crown Heights Farmers Market:


Ever since opening on Sept. 15, the Crown Heights Farmers Market has been a festive, vibrant oasis of tantalizing produce and warm-hearted farmers.

Farmer Roy brings magnificent fruits and veggies, and Jamerican Farmer Brown delights the Caribbean folks with his callaloo.

But this summer - barely anyone is coming - and we will have to let our farmers go if folks don't come buy their delicious bounty!
So! Let's have some fun and eat fresh, too!

This Thursday, July 12,  there's soccer, football, baseball, art, cooking, painting trashcans for kids and adult pickup games at 6 pm; even toddler soccer at 4 pm. And a new tween to teen Writer's Workshop!
ALL FREE - IF YOU BUY FROM OUR MARKET!!!! Support our farmers!
This is the obesity epidemic, folks! This fresh produce is affordable and healthy.

We accept EBT/SNAP, Health Bucks and more! The market runs every Thursday, noon to 7 pm, at the corner of Lefferts and Albany Avenues, Brooklyn, on Hamilton Metz Park.

See our slideshow of the fantastic bounty here!
Farmer Roy will have:
Bunch Beets Cucumbers (Kirbys) English Peas (the ones you shell).
Lettuces - a variety
Spring Onions
Herbs - Cilantro, parsley
And maybe even broccoli and cabbage and more...

Farmer Roderick will have:
Beets, Mint
Our Hip2B Healthy Student Ambassadors will be making fresh lemon/limeade with fresh mint, and selling healthy snacks for less than you can get chips or soda at the bodega. Did you see our photo of one of our Hip2B Healthy classrooms on your left?

FIND OUT ABOUT A NEW SOCCER FOR HARMONY ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE STARTING JULY 22 to support our kids' programs!  SIGN UP! Soccer for Harmony 3 snapshots here.

- Don't forget the Renegade Reading Series, tonight at 8pm at LaunchPad.

- A pair of recent articles in the NYTimes discussing potential judicial curbs on NYC's stop-and-frisk (it would appear the 4th Amendment is still on the books!) and discussing the way in which oversight has been applied in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Ray Kelly is railing against the lack of community responses to shootings in an attempt to change the subject. Methinks he should come out to Brooklyn and take a walk with SOS Crown Heights, who respond to EVERY SINGLE SHOOTING in their catchment area.

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