2006-06-30 / Community

Rockaway's Hamer-Campos Farmers'Market Opens Despite Rain

Rockaway's Hamer-Campos Farmers' Market opened for business for its twelfth year on Saturday, June 24 in the schoolyard at PS 42 on Beach 66 Street. Despite the summer showers, locals came out to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and plants. The organic produce and plants are provided by the Hamer-Campos Farm Project, located on Beach 73 Street, while Brother Tom of the St. Johns' Residence for Boys donated baked goods as additional free gifts to visitors. Free samples of Red Jacket Orchards' fresh-pressed "Fuji" apple juice, cherries and strawberries were also provided to those who braved the rain. Pictured are farmers setting up at the Farmers' Market.

Youth Volunteers with McKinley Hightower Beyah (fourth from right), market manager. The volunteers, including young entrepreneurs Fareed and Wajeedah, helped sell and set up at the Farmers' Market. Youth Volunteers with McKinley Hightower Beyah (fourth from right), market manager. The volunteers, including young entrepreneurs Fareed and Wajeedah, helped sell and set up at the Farmers' Market. Staff from Cara's Auto Parts were once again the first customers at the Farmers' Market for the second year in a row. Staff from Cara's Auto Parts were once again the first customers at the Farmers' Market for the second year in a row. Locals peruse a selection of the plants offered at the Hamer-Campos Farmers' Market. The market will be open weekly to the community. Locals peruse a selection of the plants offered at the Hamer-Campos Farmers' Market. The market will be open weekly to the community. The youth volunteers help unload a truck at the Hamer-Campos Farmer's Market. The youth volunteers help unload a truck at the Hamer-Campos Farmer's Market.

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