Hester Street Fair to Gain Greenmarket

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 at 6:34 am by

With the inaugural weekend of the Hester Street Fair behind us, there is now more juicy news to report on the fledgling flea market.  Yesterday morning, we received confirmation that the local Greenmarket, which usually resides along Grand Street in the summertime, will in fact be migrating southward to the sidewalk just outside the Fair entrance.

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We reached out to SuChin Pak, organizer extraordinaire of the event, for more information. Here is what she said:

YES we will be partnering with the Greenmarket to have fresh farm produce and goods available to Hester Street Fair attendees and residents of the neighborhood.  We have been working very closely to create a wonderful space for Greenmarket, which as you may know has some farmers out on Grand Street during the summer.  They were about to close that location, after years of trying to get shoppers and we came in to pitch moving their farms to our site.  They will be right outside our gate on Essex Street at Hester, leading to the entrance of Hester Street Fair.

I believe that Seward Park will get a wonderful boost of energy having the Farmer’s Market right in front.  I don’t know if everyone realizes how lucky we are to have the Greenmarket in our neighborhood…they get hundreds of applications for every opening they have and it’s kind of like winning the lottery.  It was the biggest thing we pushed for when envisioning the Fair–to be able to offer amazing produce and farm fresh goods adds such value to the community, so I’m super excited that they are going to be coming in!

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