For All Your Pet’s Nutrition And Supplies
www.qns.com I LIC COURIER I OCTOBER 2019 23
BY MAX PARROTT A storia’s youth are sup-plying
from local farms rang-ing
from South Jersey
up through New York
state to Maine.
The Ditmars Youthmarket, which has
been open since July 13, will be open
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until
Nov. 23 at Ditmars Park on Steinway
Street between 23rd Avenue and Dit-mars
The farmstand, run by youth hired from
the neighborhood, is designed to provide
the area with access to fresh, affordable
fruits and vegetables grown at 36 differ-ent
small farms across the region.
Now in its fourth season, the stand
was created as a branch of the Green-market
program run by environmental
nonprofit GrowNYC in collaboration
with youth leadership program Global
Kids, the Friends of Ditmars Park and
Councilman Costa Constantinides.
By participating in the program, the
kids running the stand learn about run-ning
a small business and nutrition.
The farmstand accepts payment
through Supplemental Nutrition As-sistance
program; Women, Infants, and
Children Program; and Seniors Farmers’
Market Nutrition Program coupons.
Ditmars Youthmarket in Astoria supplies
fresh produce throughout the fall season
Courtesy of Grow NYC
• Vitamins • Raw Food Diets
• Allergy Care
• Herbal Supplements
• Skin Care
• Safe Toys & Treats
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235 East 9th Street
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