The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Q at Parkside Goes Greenmarket - SUNDAYS!!!

Fantastic news, y'all. A year after a failed attempt to bring a Farmer('s') Market to the Parkside Plaza, GrowNYC has announced this weekend will mark the beginning of the real deal. News, and flyer, from Frank Milliron of Parkside Court reached the Q just this morning. Lookie here:

To the whole Parkside crew - Rudy, Duane, In, Sonya, Quest, Amy, Kate, Desmond, Joyce, Shelley, Jackie...oh hell send me a list of names of folks involved in this effort and I'll give you a little e-hug.

Dang. This is such great news! And you can use your debit or EBT!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

8 comments:

Mr plg said...

Omg this is amazing! Love the progression!

mug of mead said...

I wonder whether all vendors will accept debit cards. Not all the farmers/vendors at the Greenmarkets where I go (primarily Union Square, Borough Hall, and Grand Army Plaza) accept cards though.

Having it on Sunday is a good idea; it won't be competing against Saturday's Greenamrket at GAP.

roxv said...

if they have farm fresh eggs i'll be over the moon

cali said...

Sunday is an excellent day to have this!

Anonymous said...

Debit cards seem like a hassle if every vendor needs a car reader. Just pop into the bodega and get some cash! A 2 dollar fee is a small price to pay for all them farm fresh vittles!!!

Alex said...

Accepting cards is not a hassle. All it takes is a smartphone app.

A market vendor said...

Some vendors have individual card readers but if you use your debit/credit card at the manager tent you can get tokens which you can use at the whole market (at parkside as well as the other markets mentioned). And your $2 fee goes to grownyc instead of the ATM. Thank you to everyone who came out in the heat today! :)

Anonymous said...

So excited that we have this! It was pretty quiet when I went yesterday morning, but probably not bad for a first day.