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Farmers Markets from Gansevoort to Union Square to Abingdon Square
Jefferson Market Library 425 Sixth Avenue at West 10th Street

In 1976, planner and architect Barry Benepe cofounded the Greenmarket program in New York City with a fellow planner, Bob Lewis. Their open air markets offered a solution to two pressing problems: regional farmers were struggling to make a living and losing farmland to development, and New York City consumers had a hard time finding good, fresh produce. Barry will join us to discuss the history and development of several iconic open air farmers markets in and around Greenwich Village, including the Gansevoort Market, Union Square Greenmarket, and Abingdon Square Greenmarket. To register, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.

Date: February 4, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM-8:15 PM

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