New Staten Island Newest Green Market

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The Staten Island Mall parking lot on Richmond Avenue is the new home for the Island's second Green Market, the other is in St. George. This location has been in operation for the past month and is sponsored by theCouncil on the Environment of New York City .
It is open on Saturdays from 9AM to 4PM until November 21 2009.

It hosts Regional Growers from New York and nearby New Jersey, a bread company and a fish market from Eastern Long Island. All the vendors were friendly and provided information enthusiastically to all who inquired.

The setting for this Green Market is somewhat interesting, it is situated in the parking lot of the Island's largest retail shopping mall and across the road sits one of the Earth's largest closed garbage dumps. This market is a welcome site to the borough's commitment to it's "Green " mission and maybe the lyrics of a new song could read "put up a parking lot and put in a Green Market". As Islanders we should be calling our local officials and those at CENYC; applauding this added market and informing them we want more "Green" businesses on this wonderful Island of Staten.

Here are a few photos from the Green Market at the Staten Island Mall Parking Lot taken on a cold damp and rainy morning which found Ellen from the Green Market cooking egg sandwiches for the vendors.

RG Produce LLC- Goshen, NY

The Orchards of Cocklin- Pamona, New York

Bread Alone

Gill's Seafood- Long Island, New York


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