An Organic Market for Bed-Stuy?


Some entrepreneurs are scouting a location for an organic market in Bed-Stuy: the Bed Stuy Blog reports that the folks at Organic Bed-Stuy, Inc. are conducting a survey — which can be found on the blog — to figure out where neighborhood residents would most like the market to be located.

The would-be proprietors have reportedly found a New Jersey farm to be the store’s main supplier of root vegetables, and are looking for New York- and Brooklyn-based food suppliers.

As one of the commenters on the site points out, Bed-Stuy, despite common perception, is already home to a number of local and/or organic food sources — in addition to an organic market on Nostrand Avenue, it’s got 20 community gardens, a farm share, and three farmers’ markets. There are also two food co-ops under development, and another independent grocery store, called Butternut Market, that’s supposed to open on Stuyvesant Avenue sometime in the spring.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 19, 2010

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