The above photos are from the 2014.08.16 inaugural Greenmarkets walk.
The summer season means fresh, local produce is available at the dozens of Greenmarkets across the city. There are a few in the East Harlem area and we were please to visit two of them on our walk. We were especially glad to pass out Health Bucks, thanks to the program run by the NYC Health Department District Public Health Offices.
Highlights of the walk included co-leader Emily’s demonstration of how much sugar is left when you boil down a bottle of Coke, and showing us an actual stalk of sugar cane—it takes about four of those to produce the sugar in that one bottle! We stopped by the 117th Street Community Garden for our fresh fruit break before stopping by the Institute for Family Health, and then buying our own fresh fruit at the Lenox Greenmarket. We finished up the day at Marcus Garvey Park where there’s another Greenmarket.
Date: August 16, 2014
Calories: about 300*
Time: about 2.5 hours
Co-leaders: Emily Bai, Cappy Collins, Noraida Colón, Maida Galvez, Michelle Gellar, Ali Mencin, Jessica Montana, Juleon Robinson
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