The Q at Parkside

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

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Farmers Market at Q at Parkside to start July 11

Seeds in the Middle informs the Q that due to a delay in the EBT machines, the Farmer's Market in the Q plaza at Ocean and Parkside will begin on Friday the 11th of July. It is hoped that MTA will have removed their makeshift work camp by then. And yes the Q is open, running southbound. And despite the Manhattan Q not running this past weekend, there's no scheduled maintenance next weekend.

The Q is loving the Q renovation - safer, less leaky. Though the paint job is unbelievably bad, and they did almost nothing to replace crumbling tile and crappy doors.

I'm quite convinced that the painting department is where you get mothballed at MTA when the union discovers your drinking problem.


Unknown said...

That's great news! Do we know if there will be a compost drop-off station?

Clarkson FlatBed said...

I'm looking into the compost question...could be a separate group that sets that up.

Yes, I too heard they wanted to close at 6. Though I suspect the heavy traffic would convince the farmer to stick around, if Seeds can manage it.

babs said...

Not so sure about that - these farmers usually have a long trip home, and their days start early, so they don't usually stay too late. Check out the hours at other markets - no market open during the week in any of the five boroughs is open past 6, and the ones open on weekends tend to close even earlier, like at 4. Plus, they often run out of produce before then!

Mike Noble said...

Is this still happening? Went at 1:30 last week and there was no farmer's market!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

I would love to tell you the story of a woman who claimed to want to do a Farmer's Market but really just wanted support for her organization. And while one might think that supporting a farmer's market might actually BE supporting her organization, she went off the deep end and pulled out. I will not miss her and I hope she gets the help she needs.