Local politicians and officials from New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center were on hand today as another farmers market opened in Manhattan.
The market is located on Fort Washington Avenue and West 168th Street.
In addition to offering the community access to fresh fruits and vegetables, organizers also plan on hosting cooking demonstrations and also provide health and nutritional counseling.
“A lot of the neighborhoods in New York City, especially low and middle-income neighborhoods, don't have a lot of supermarkets,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “People don't have access to quality, decently-priced fruits and vegetables. Green markets are part of the answer to that question, to that problem.”
The Fort Washington Greenmarket will be open every Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from now through November.