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Sep 03, 2014

The Socrates Greenmarket Farmer Games are This Weekend

Thanks to the folks at GrowNYC, we’ve learned about the Socrates Greenmarket Farmer Games, which sound like a good time. Get ready for lots of family-friendly fun this Saturday, September (…)

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Thanks to the folks at GrowNYC, we’ve learned about the Socrates Greenmarket Farmer Games, which sound like a good time. Get ready for lots of family-friendly fun this Saturday, September 6 from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

The day will consist of farmers market themed activities: seed spitting contests, pin the corn on the stalk, wheel barrow races, and fun fitness challenges. If you finish with the most participatory points, you win a bouquet of corn! Mmm… corn…

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The Socrates Greenmarket will be running concurrently from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and find all sorts of delicious things, from seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. You may even catch a cooking demonstration.

Of course, lovely waterfront views will be there to enjoy, and the park itself. Yoga and Tai Chi will be going on as well. See you there!

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11106, socratessculpturepark.org

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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