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Richmond Hill greenmarket

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:30 am

The Richmond Hill farmers market is back, starting Saturday.

The open-air market of fresh produce from local farmers is made possible by an allocation of $20,000 in discretionary funds from Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park).

The market is being set up near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South at the Buddy Monument.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will be open every Saturday through Nov. 23, just before Thanksgiving.

The Richmond Hill market is part of the GrowNYC youth program, meaning it provides summer jobs to local high school students to work at the stands.

GrowNYC is a city-funded agency that operates greenmarkets all over New York as well as supporting community gardens and a citywide composting program.

This will be the market’s first full year of operation, Ulrich said. Last year, it operated for only a part of the growing season.

— Michael Shain

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