This Week in Chelsea: October 10-16, 2022


Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Community Visioning Workshop / 100 West 400 Block Association Celebrates 70 Years / Events from Earlier in the Week followed by Next Week & Beyond: Homelessness in NYC Virtual Panel Discussion / Treats in the Streets / Haunted Circus at Chelsea Green Park… AND MORE!

Image via Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea.

The Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea: Every Saturday, 9am-2pm on the North side of West 23rd St., off Ninth Ave. New York area growers and artisan food makers make the trip to Chelsea every Saturday through Dec. 17. This Market was created with the support of nearby Church of the Holy Apostles, with the mission of bringing wholesome and delicious foods to the neighborhood’s shoppers and supporting local small farms and food businesses. “The Chelsea Farmers Market is a grower-producer market,” its founders note, “meaning that vendors must be farmers or make food with ingredients purchased from local farms. The few exceptions to this rule are olive oil, chocolate and coffee vendors who can document their sourcing.  The Market’s ninth season offers fruits, vegetables, and meats from area farms. Market favorites Pickle Licious and Orwashers Bakery are back and going strong, along with fresh faces including Ideal Fish from Waterbury, CT. SNAP EBT is welcome (visit the manager’s tent to get tokens; matching Health Bucks are available). Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, issued by WIC offices and Seniors’ centers, can be used from June through November. Get Market news by signing up for their email newsletter via the Down to Earth Markets website (click here to access it) . In this week’s email newsletter, Melissa of Down to Earth Markets noted there are “many ways to reduce your carbon “foodprint” including shopping for locally grown, sustainably produced food at the farmers market.” But Melissa had more on her mind than getting you to head over to the market this weekend–not that there’s anything wrong with that. She soon segued into presenting a few food waste reduction hacks, including several uses for celery leaves; three new purposes for leftover pickle juice; and a multitude of possibilities when left with loose coffee grounds. And that is just a sample of the useful information to be found on their website or on their Facebook presence. To visit them on Facebook, click here.

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