North Brooklyn Gets a Weekly Farmers Market at Domino Park on Sundays

Domino Park in 2018. Photo by Susan De Vries

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A weekly farmers market debuted at Domino Park in Williamsburg on Sunday, July 12.

The Domino Park Greenmarket offers fresh produce, dairy, eggs and baked goods at the privately owned waterfront green space surrounding the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery, according to a joint release by the park’s owner Two Trees Management and GrowNYC, a nonprofit managing a network of such markets across the city.

The market will operate Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through November 22, offering north Brooklynites an array of goods, including bread from the borough’s own bread makers Knead Love Bakery and She Wolf Bakery, along with produce from several farms upstate and New Jersey. You’ll find it between Kent Avenue and River Street near South 4th Street (the official address is 15 River Street).

The city’s more than 100 farmers markets have been a popular outdoor alternative to grocery stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the fact that the virus tends to spread easily more indoors.

Most of the markets remain open across the borough, though some have reduced schedules, according to GrowNYC’s website.

Many of the al fresco fairs started enforcing social distancing with lines to control crowds while eliminating self-service to minimize the amount of people touching products.

Some greenmarket producers allow customers to order in advance and pick up at a market, or get home delivery, according to GrowNYC.

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The Downtown Brooklyn market in 2019. Photo by Susan De Vries

The market network cancelled all its food scrap and clothing drop off services until further notice in response to the virus.

On June 1, Two Trees also launched a new food scrap drop-off site near the farmers market, with a composting machine called the “The Rocket,” which takes fruit and vegetable scraps, ground coffee or bread and converts them into compost, the developer previously announced.

That service is available twice a week, on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Like the greenmarket, it is also officially located at 15 River Street, and you’ll find it near Domino Park’s bathrooms.

Two Trees reuses the compost on site and provides it for free to the public and other parks and public spaces, according to the developer.

The city suspended its own composting program amid coronavirus-related budget cuts in May.

Editor’s note: A version of this story originally ran on Brooklyn Paper. Click here to see the original story.

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