This is the first big citywide weekend of the drive to collect items needed by New York farmers who were quite literally blown away by Hurricane Irene, and flooded out, too. Following is an updated list of times and drop-off points beginning this weekend, from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m., please:
Greenmarket Donation Collection Sites
Hurricane Relief for Upstate Communities Collections will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at markets on the dates listed below.
Union Square: Union Square North (in pavilion), Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
97th St: 97th St btw Columbus & Amsterdam, Fridays 9/30, 10/7
Abingdon Square: 12th St & 8th Ave, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Grand Army Plaza: Prospect Pk W & Flatbush, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Ft. Greene: Washington Pk and Dekalb, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Bay Ridge: 3rd Ave & 95th St, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Sunnyside: Skillman & 42nd St, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Socrates Sculpture Park: Vernon & Broadway, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Jackson Heights: 34th Ave & 77th St, Sundays 10/2, 10/9
Staten Island Greenmarkets
Staten Island Mall: parking lot on Richmond Ave, Saturdays 10/1, 10/8
Bronx Borough Hall: Grand Concourse & 161st St, Tuesdays 10/4, 10/11
Donation List: Food and Supplies Needed
Canned meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
Shelf-stable or instant milk
The program is being sponsored by City Harvest, Regional Food Bank, Move for Hunger, and GrowNYC, the umbrella organization that includes the Greenmarkets. New York State Regional Food Bank will do the distribution.
For further information and updates: grownyc.org/relief/collections.