First Annual Hattie Carthan Market Farmy Folks Soiree
Saturday, November 13, 2010
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
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The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is hosting its first annual Hattie Carthan Market Farmy Folks Soiree featuring a seasonal farm-to-table spread, locally grown/produced wines and local bread. The evening features a bevy of eco-folk performers including Professor Louie, farmy film shorts, and a visual review of our 2010 market season and community. The Hattie Carthan Market Farmy Folks Soiree will bring together local food lovers, urban gardeners, urban farmers, food justice advocates, volunteers and neighbors to raise funds to support the market's community revitalization work in the Central Brooklyn food desert.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market was founded by Yonnette Fleming in 2009 and a group of 13 gardeners. Fleming is currently the resident farmer and events and programs director. The Market has been coordinated by Katie Joiner for two seasons. The market has distributed over 15,000 pounds of food since its opening. In its second season, the market obtained a DOHMH award to plan Playstreets, a program which engaged neighborhood residents in cultural, food and fitness programming on the street facing the market where violent deaths have occurred for years.
The market has a new cob oven where neighborhood residents come to learn to bake high fiber, whole grain breads on Saturdays. The Market and Garden employ, educate and empower local community teens through the Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. The Market also created an alternative food distribution program for neighborhood residents and a reduced price Fresh Food on Wheels program for seniors. The market is home to two chicken coops which provides fresh eggs to the market and rich compost to the farm.
The market is a place where conversations about food and farm issues happen and culturally appropriate foods are considered vital to community nutrition. The space is a safe, multi-generational place for community socialization and healthy cultural activities. The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is a community's effort to reclaim its agricultural heritage and contribute to the cultural, social and economic vitality of Central Brooklyn.
Market Fiscal sponsors: Bailey’s Café & Green Guerillas.
Market supporters: Councilman Al Vann, Cod Edison, World Hunger Year, DOHMH, Just Food, Partnership for Parks, Citizens Committee for NYC.
Farm Folks Soiree Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or at the market Coordinators table.
This is a fundraiser for the community garden and market. Tickets are $25.
GreenThumb, Hattie Carthan Community Garden and Market