City Harvest Expands in Brooklyn
City Harvest has been committed to helping fight hunger in New York City for many years and now they are expanding their horizons. With the help of the New York City Housing Authority, City Harvest is moving their Brooklyn Mobile Market to a larger location at the Tompkins House in Bed Stuy.
The new location has an interior space and plenty more tables for produce. In conjunction with the market, the new space includes more room for cooking demonstrations, nutrition education activities, and fitness demonstrations, as well as blood pressure testing and diabetes screening.
Currently the market will be open on twice a month, on the first Saturday and third Wednesday, from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
The mobile market is a part of the City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods program, which aims to increase access to fresh produce and promote healthy eating. With the new space the program will be able to reach more people in need.