JAMAICA FARMER’S MARKET OPENS ITS 42ND SEASON AT NEW LOCATION OF PARSONS BLVD/ARCHER AND YOU SHOULD SEE THE POOR CONDITION OF THAT INTERSECTION

I was not aware that the Jamaica Farmer’s Market was the longest running in NYC, but then I am sure many did not since Jamaica rarely publicizes the actual good things instead focusing on the make believe crap that the powers that be tell you.

I went by the market yesterday as I was heading to do the WPIX story on Dynamic Collision Junkyard Street (147 Pl between Archer & Jamaica Ave, which our elected officials should do a street naming ceremony) and the conditions of the intersection if not only plain awful but dangerous to walks, especially if you are elderly or have a disability. Of course barely any crosswalk markings (a given here in Jamaica) on one of the busiest intersections and the conditions of an uneven surface, potholes, cracks and other shit are just plain awful. And of course that is just one of many fucked up intersections and streets & roads. Want to bet Forest Hills streets and roads don’t look like this.

By the way, I always take out the advertisements that some of these rags have in all their articles, but had to leave the one in “King & Queens No Fee Rentals” (Queens Hottest Neighborhoods). Click on it, several Queens neighborhoods, BUT no Jamaica. Hey I thought we were predicted to be the hottest number one neighborhood for 2016 by the whore real estate industry (http://therealdeal.com/2015/12/15/queens-will-take-off-prices-will-cool-in-2016-streeteasy/). WHAT happened.

Farmer's Market in the background

Farmer’s Market in the background

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From Queens Courier:

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

Friday, June 17 marks the opening of the Jamaica Farmers’ Market 42nd season.

The Jamaica Farmer’s Market is the longest running market in New York City. The market will take place every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will be located on Parsons Blvd. between Archer and Jamaica avenues every Friday. On Saturdays, the market will be located on 160th Street. The season of will end in November.

Vendors for the Friday market include Alex’s Tomato Farm from Sprakers, NY which sells plants, flowers, eggs, dairy, honey, fruits and vegetables. Meredith’s Country Bakery from Kingston, NY offers specialty foods as well as baked goods. Migliorelli Farm from Tivoli, NY will sell fruits, vegetables, beverages and specialty foods.

On Saturday, the shoppers can look forward to fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers from Gajeski Produce based in Riverhead, NY.

The market is being funded by Down to Earth Market and The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation is an organization dedicated to revitalizing the Jamaica region by expanding economic opportunity for the residents of Jamaica. The Down to Earth Market is devoted to creating economic opportunity for local farmers while raising awareness for the environment and local food economy.

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One thought on “JAMAICA FARMER’S MARKET OPENS ITS 42ND SEASON AT NEW LOCATION OF PARSONS BLVD/ARCHER AND YOU SHOULD SEE THE POOR CONDITION OF THAT INTERSECTION

  1. The only thought that came into my head as I read your report of the new Farmer’s Market location is ‘shit happens’: there is no rational or reasonable explanation for this.
    Someone made this decision, seemingly without any community input, and somehow it’s a ‘done deal’: ‘shit happens’.
    First: the former location, north of Jamaica Ave on 160th St in front of the Harvest Room entrance, was an excellent location: on a ‘protected’ street just one ‘avenue’ long – from Jamaica to 90th – so constant insane ‘through-traffic’ was never a safety issue or distraction.
    In fact, this is the reason that this block is set aside each year for special childrens events/displays during the August Jamaica Jams street festival.
    I could’nt think of a worse location for a Farmer’s Market than Parsons and Archer, and not only for the pavement conditions cited above.
    First: this is one of the busiest subway stops in Queens: a constant crush of people coming and going.
    Second: that corner – along Archers AND along Parsons – is a non-stop staging-area for lines of ‘dollar-van’ SE Queens shuttles.
    I can’t ever remember a time – day or night – when navigating that area wasn’t some damn obstacle course for anyone on foot.
    People want some degree of buffer from traffic insanity – pedestrian or motor-vehicle – when they shop, especially senior citizens.
    I can’t imagine how the above negatives can be controlled without considerable sidewalk/traffic control – ie, police – something that was TOTALLY unnecessary at the previous location.
    This is just a totally bad, WTF decision.

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