The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market is run by local youth who spend their summer learning about our food system, how to grow food, and the basics of running a small business. They help with cooking demonstrations and become part of the community as they get to know the customers. Our market hosts local school children on trips during the fall and provides them with added extras like pumpkin decorating or fitness classes.
When does it open? The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market opens July 12. It is open from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. every Wednesday through November 1.
Where is it? The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market is located at the corner of Gale Place and Orloff Avenue, Bronx, NY.
Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) Amalgamated Market does accept SNAP and offers a ‘Health Bucks’ program as added incentive — for every $5 a SNAP customer spends, they receive Healthy Buck, a $2 coupon that can be used to purchase additional locally grown fruits and vegetables. All customers who visit the market eight times gets a health buck and a small prize.
For more information on Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofvcp/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
Check out what is being picked this week*:
peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbages, potatoes, greens, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, peas, beets, tomatoes, herbs, pickles, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet onions, sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, sour cherries
*Availability will vary by market, due to differences in growing zones.
Recipe of the week: Mild Salsa