By Juvie Anne Alfeche
RISE Public Programs Coordinator
Take a moment to step out of the supermarket routine and into a world of fresh flavors and vibrant neighborly spirit. Rockaway Market Street @ Beach 60th is a hidden gem, waiting to be explored. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of delectable aromas, soul-stirring live music, tantalizing food sampling, and engaging activities designed to bring joy and connection to the Rockaway community.
As you explore the farmers market, you will find a booth offering a wide variety of fresh and organically grown vegetables, flowers, and herbs from Edgemere Farm. If you come early enough, you might even snatch a dozen of their farm-fresh eggs! As you continue your journey, you will find the most beautiful sprouts from Rockaway Microgreens that are 100 percent organic, non-GMO, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are perfect additions to boost color, enhance flavor, and add texture to any dish!
Let the irresistible aromas guide your senses toward the section dedicated to homemade food products. Take home a loaf or two of Blacksmith’s Breads’ gorgeous sourdough made with stone-ground, freshly milled flour. Then make a detour to Cassey’s Cookies and Cobblers, a Rockaway favorite, to satisfy your sweet tooth and some. Let’s not forget My Grandma’s Kitchen, where every bite of its treats will remind you of home!
From jars of locally sourced honey to jars of tangy pickles and flavorful peanut butters, these offerings are the result of countless hours of dedication and culinary expertise. Savor the samples and take home your favorites!
There is something new and exciting this upcoming Saturday, July 22. Popout Kitchen, a food truck that specializes in chopped cheese, will be coming to the market. They will be serving up mouthwatering chopped cheese sandwiches, egg rolls, wings, and fully loaded fries. So mark your calendars, gather your shopping bags, and get ready to be part of something truly special.