The Coney Island Hospital Farmer's Market. Photo by Tina Gray

You know what? We may not have a Pathmark anymore, nor do we have a congressman (for now) who vowed to fight to bring us a replacement for Pathmark, but… what we do have, for the second year in a row, is a farmer’s market.

Harvest Home Farmers’ Market of New York, which brings fresh, nutritious and affordable foods and produce to you, directly from local tri-state farms, will be set up every Friday in front of Coney Island Hospital, Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z and Shore Road, now through November 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I hear the offerings are pretty terrific, too, if one is to go by the facebook status of Sheepshead Bay activist and occasional Sheepshead Bites contributor Tina Gray:

“Yesterday was the first day of the Farmer’s Market at Coney Island Hospital. Loved it! Bought all sorts of yummy stuff.”

She also wrote in an email to Sheepshead Bites:

“One lady is a baker that has quiches, brownies, cakes and cookies.  Then there’s the apple guy with fresh juices (the blueberry is awesome!!!!).  Then there are two farmers with your basic lettuces, tomatoes, cukes, etc.”

The four vendors at the Coney Island Hospital Market, which opened June 17, accept Food Stamp/EBT cards, Women Infant and Children Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), Senior Coupons and Health Bucks.

Go check it out — their stuff is a million times better than Stouffer’s microwavable macaroni and cheese, and coming from me, that’s saying something.

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  • nolastname

    Thanks for this story. They do have some good stuff there. 
    I sent Ned some pics last year, don’t think he ever put them up.
    The fact that they accept EBT should be very helpful to many folks.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic idea, terrible placement of the market and even worse hours of operations.
    Who can be shopping on work day before 4pm?
    With that said look for Faba shopping at Farmer’s Market tomorrow around 3:50pm.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      Absolutely correct. 11AM to 7PM would bring more people and be better for everybody.

      • Windy

        Sunday’s would be great too.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          Yes it would. But I bet they have a weekend location already.

  • Tinafg

    Maybe we can contact the people at Harvest Home to look at other places in this area for the weekend!

  • Fnordoom

    Does anyone know if this is happening again this year?

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