Local families get free fresh produce

Danny Meyer and volunteers at the City Harvest’s Mobile Market.
Photo courtesy of City Harvest
Photo courtesy of City Harvest

Union Square Hospitality Group founder Danny Meyer, along with 12 additional volunteers from his restaurants Maialino and Gramercy Tavern, handed out food to approximately 200 households at Ccity Harvest’s Bed-Stuy mobile market on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon located at 862 Park Ave, Brooklyn.

Mobile markets are free farmer’s market-style distributions of approximately 85,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables per month across City Harvest’s healthy neighborhoods in the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

City Harvest operates eight mobile markets per month, and each mobile market day provides between 8,000 and 18,000 pounds of produce to the community. Typical items include potatoes, onions, greens, apples, bananas, cabbage, plantains, and squash. Volunteers participate by helping residents select and bag produce items.

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