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Say Hello To Hyper-Local Produce At The Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market

Groundwork Hudson Valley opens its Yonkers market on June 2.
Groundwork Hudson Valley opens its Yonkers market on June 2. Photo Credit: Submitted
Yvonne Hamilton, a Groundwork Citizen Farmer and Irvington resident.
Yvonne Hamilton, a Groundwork Citizen Farmer and Irvington resident. Photo Credit: Submitted

YONKERS, NEW YORK – Groundwork Hudson Valley will kick off this year’s Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers’ Market season on Friday, June 2 at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.

The weekly market will run every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 27.

This season, the market will introduce three new vendors to the Yonkers community: Red Hibiscus Bakery, General Cochran Farm, and Acevedo Farm.

Red Hibiscus Bakery’s mission is to “bring a little bit of the islands into each customer’s home.” Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, founder Farrah Fournillier incorporates New York-grown fruits and spices into her Caribbean baked goods that everyone can enjoy, specializing in vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free desserts.

George Hoffman of General Cochran Farm raises hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, dairy, and eggs with his family in Wassaic, N.Y.

Ernesto Acevedo of Acevedo Farm in nearby Goshen is a true example of a family farm and prides himself on growing quality vegetables by avoiding pesticides and best practices for the land.

The Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers’ Market will continue to feature hyper-locally grown produce and hydroponic vegetables from Groundwork’s Citizen Farmers and the world-famous Science Barge. Expect other quality local vendors, like Sololi, featuring colorful artisan jewelry, fabric and goods from Latin America and the Caribbean.

In addition, you'll find

  • Guided tours of Yonkers’ adjacent Daylighted parks by trained members of the Green Team, a Groundwork summer youth employment program
  • Colonial-era games, organized by Philipse Manor Hall
  • Interactive garden-based art and science activities
  • Musical performances throughout the season from local artists, including Solar Punch, a band that runs entirely on solar power.
  • Local resources such as a pop-up library where visitors can sign up for a Yonkers Library card, voter registration, health screenings from HRH Care, SNAP Benefit signup, and more.

The Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers’ Market is made possible through the support of Erin Construction, IAC Applications, the Junior League of Bronxville, M&T Bank, St. Faith’s House Foundation, Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, and the USDA.

For more information contact Nathan Hunter at 914-375-2151 or email, Nathan@groundworkhv.org.

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