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This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great.

Luckily, thanks to the non-profit GrowNYC, we Brooklynites have access to year-round, locally grown and organic products in greenmarkets spread throughout the borough. Not only can you take care of the lion’s share of your food shopping directly from local farmers, but you can also recycle clothes and recyclable batteries and drop off fruit and vegetable scraps to be converted to compost. Many of the greenmarkets also accept EBT cards.

Following are seven greenmarkets you can find on the streets of Brooklyn.

Bartel-Pritchard Sq [map]

Hours: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Year-round vendors: American Seafood Wild, Bread Alone, Stony Mountain Ranch (grass-fed beef), Williams Fruit Farm

Bartel-Pritchard Sq photo courtesy of Facebook.

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This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great.


The Revolutionary War makes many think of New England, but a number of significant battles actually happened throughout New York. Brooklyn, in particular, was home to many historic war sites, buildings and battles, many of which have been memorialized. For Memorial Day weekend, we present these five Brooklyn Revolutionary War sites that are worth the visit for any history buff, or any Brooklynite who had no idea how monumental a role the area played in the war.

Map of the Battle of Long Island courtesy of the Library of Congress via mountvernon.org.