Fresh produce available on Thursdays beginning June 16

(June 15, 2022 at 9:20am)

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 second straight year, beginning tomorrow, June 16.

“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with the incredible team at the Queens County Farm Museum to bring back the Queens Borough Hall Farmstand,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “The farmstand was a hit with the surrounding community and even members of my staff in 2021 with its wide array of locally grown produce, and I look forward to helping connect Central Queens residents and Borough Hall visitors with fresh food all summer and fall. Thank you to the Queens County Farm Museum for its unending dedication to the health and wellness of our families across The World’s Borough.”

“We are celebrating our 325th anniversary of continuous farming this year as New York City looks toward the New Agrarian Economy,” said Queens County Farm Museum Executive Director JENNIFER WALDEN WEPRIN. “As part of this anniversary, Queens Farm is undertaking the largest agricultural expansion in over 50 years, prioritizing food work and green workforce development. Our partnerships with Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center helps encourage New Yorkers to eat their veggies!”

Running from June 16 to November 3, 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.

Queens Borough Hall 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 WIC clinic at 134-20 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. That location will be open every Friday from June 17 to November 4. The Queens County Farm Museum also operates a farmstand at its Floral Park location from Wednesday to Sunday through November 6.

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