Thursday, January 13, 2011

Foodshed Market

This past Sunday was the reopening of Foodshed, a new indoor farmer's market in Boerum Hill. They have a huge selection of vendors selling a variety of sustainable local products. From eggs, fruits and veggies (of course), to more luxury items such as duck, lobster and chocolate. From reading their website, quoted below, it seems like they'd like to educate the public as well as offer fresh local fair.

"The market is a place not only to shop but also to learn about the challenges and opportunities in creating a sustainable food system. Our goal is to create information displays to accompany vendor booths that describe the journey the food has traveled, the way it was grown, and how it was prepared."

This weekend was also the start of something new at the market. They will be accepting EBT, or electronic benefit transfer, which used to be called food stamps. This gives the low income household the opportunity to eat healthfully and locally as well.

Foodshed Market is located at The Commons 388 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Bond. It's open every Sunday from 11AM-5PM.

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