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We are taking a break from community events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to support fresh food for communities that need it most in this new era of social distancing. Please check our calendar for upcoming market dates for 2020 and check back for updates. 

Sign up for 2020 Mixed Basket Program is now available! Click here.

In 2009 community advocate Yonnette Fleming led gardeners to revitalize and reclaim an abandoned land parcel which was used to dump toxic materials for over twenty years.  In a matter of years, the lot adjacent to the Hattie Carthan Community Garden was to become the Community Market.  Thousands of volunteer hours helped us to convert that blighted property into a thriving farmers market which increases the neighborhood's limited access to fresh food and thus our overall community health.

 

This is the continued development of our work from those beginnings.

MARKET UPDATES AND EVENTS
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April 3, 2020

Beloved Community,

Hope all of you are doing well. ❤ I don’t even know how to describe where we are, only that we’ve been forced to “stop” and we’re in it together. What a way to come together, well nothing else seemed to work. Our hearts are with you as we navigate these times of deep uncertainty. The progression of COVID-19 around the world is impacting all of our lives and while we hold at the center of our awareness the most vulnerable among us, we know that each of us is being changed as we adjust to what this moment is asking of us.

We at the Hattie Carthan community food projects – The community garden, herb farm and two markets are happy with the choices we’ve made to evolve our sovereignty over the past decade.

Most of you know the plants , animals, organisms, youths and seniors have taught us so much. We appreciate them so much, so wise.

Were taking this time to reimagine healing gardens, public markets and have begun to make new important collaborations with institutions needing...

April 3, 2020

Please note changes to our calendar due to COVID-19.

Earth Day Celebration and Workshops - CANCELED
GROWNYC Annual Plant Sale - Brooklyn Distribution Site - PENDING
APRIL 22nd, Hattie Carthan Food Justice Collective Podcast Launch
Food festival - CANCELED
June - 2 Podcast Episodes Release
July 11th - Hattie Carthan Market Opens
July - 2 Podcast Episodes Release
Garden Annual Breakfast & Bus ride - CANCELED
August 2nd - Herb Farm Market Opens
August - 2 Podcast Episodes Release

September Garden- Friends and Family Day - TBD
September - 2 Podcast Episodes Release
September 5th - Labor Day Weekend Bacchanal Celebration in the Market - Afro Caribbean Drum and Dance Celebration

October 31st - Day of the Dead Celebration in Market and Farm

September, October, November High vibrational Dinner & Food Justice Communal Discussions in Market & Farm -TBD

October 7, 2019

Life and Death Celebration 

Food Justice is all about the Rs

Remembering - Reconnecting - Reconciling - Relinquishing - Reclaiming - Regenerating - Revitalizing

Our collective ancestral systems calls us to the marketplaces to celebrate our life and Death as the wheel turns. If we must take our cues from our plant relations, who bare their bodies during the Fall seemingly dead on the surface, but very well alive in their roots. Costumes encouraged! Bring a blanket or shawl and huddle around the Sacred fire with SMORES. Heark ye! hear Ye!

June 19, 2019

APPLY TODAY TO JOIN THE HATTIE CARTHAN YOUTH FARMER / COMMUNITY CHEF PROGRAM FOR 2019. 

The Hattie Carthan community market will recruit, train and empower youth to lead cooking demonstrations and provide information about the merits of local, seasonal eating in our two community markets in the 2019 market season. In 2019, The Hattie Carthan community market will identify and select 6 young people (ages 14-23) to join its Urban agriculture youth corps and conduct seasonal cooking demonstrations in our two community based markets as Youth Community Chefs.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE. Complete and return your application to Hattie Carthan community market director yonfleming@yahoo.com by JUNE 30th.

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THE NATURAL FARMER TOOK AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT URBAN AGRICULTURE FEATURING OUR INNOVATIVE WORK ON PUBLIC LAND.

WE INVITE YOU TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE WITH US AS WE SCALE UP OUR IMPACT AND PRODUCTION.

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market, est. 2009

 

Mission 

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers market is a grassroots, people of color-led agricultural revitalization project in Central Brooklyn NYC. 

 

Vision

The market’s vision is to cultivate a healthy, holistic, and self-sufficient community grounded in the systems and cycles of the earth.

 

Goals

To increase access to locally grown fresh food, farm culture and intergenerational agricultural education to all facets of community in a neighborhood classified as a “fresh food desert." The market accomplishes it’s goals by operating community based cultural programs and ventures which nourish human potential and cooperative economics.


The community farmers market is located on Clifton Place at Marcy Avenue directly behind the Hattie Carthan Community Garden.

The original market runs Saturdays 9am - 3pm from July - November, and a younger market located at 49 Van Buren Street runs Sundays 1pm to 6pm July to November. 


The community-based and led markets were founded by Yonnette Fleming, V.P. of the Hattie Carthan Community Garden and 13 Hattie Carthan gardeners. The lot was cleaned and visioned in March 2009 when Fleming  received permission from the NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation to clear, design and  utilize the lot which was used as a thriving dumping ground for over twenty years . To date, the project founder Ms Fleming and community volunteers have contributed over 70,000  documentable volunteer hours to ensure the markets continue to grow.