Fresh produce available on Thursdays beginning June 15

(June 13, 2023 at 10:30am)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. and the Queens County Farm Museum announced today the return of the Queens Borough Hall Farmstand for a third straight year, beginning this Thursday, June 15.

“Nothing says summertime like fresh produce! I’m so excited to welcome back the Queens County Farm Museum for our third annual Queens Borough Hall Farmstand,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “The farmstand is always a welcome sight for our local community members and Borough Hall workers who have come to love the seasonal and delicious varieties of fruits, veggies and produce the Queens County Farm Museum offers. I thank Queens Farm for their continuous dedication to the health and wellness of our families across The World’s Borough.”

“Fruits and vegetables are delicious, especially when they are picked fresh and travel less than eight miles to Queens Borough Hall!” said Queens County Farm Museum Executive Director JENNIFER WALDEN WEPRIN. “We thank Borough President Donovan Richards for his leadership in growing healthy communities. We are thrilled to be back.”

Running from June 15 to November 2, the farmstand will be open every Thursday from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting, in front of Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. The farmstand will offer dozens of varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, grown at the 47-acre Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, Queens.

Cooking demos, tastings, free recipes and health and wellness resources will be available as part of farmstand programming. Purchases can be made with credit cards, debit cards and cash, in addition to multiple forms of nutrition assistance programs such as SNAP/EBT benefits, WIC, FMNP Checks, Health Bucks, and Fresh Connect Checks. To help encourage community composting, food scraps drop-offs will also be accepted at the Queens Borough Hall Farmstand, which can be accessed via the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station on the E and F subway lines, as well as Q10, Q37, Q46 and Q60 bus lines.

In addition to the Queens Borough Hall Farmstand, the Queens County Farm Museum will operate a farmstand this year in front of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Axel Building at 134-20 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. That location will be open every Friday from June 16 to November 3, bringing fresh food to a community that has historically lacked fresh, healthy food options.

The Queens County Farm Museum grows over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, making it a city leader in locally grown food. All produce is regeneratively grown using organic methods without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.

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