Saturday, May 16th, the Roosevelt Island Farmers Market reopened after a long coronavirus layoff. Delicious, healthy foods returned under well thought out and safe conditions. And now, we learned, the market returns to its winter location under the Roosevelt Island Bridge helix on the first Saturday in November.
Smart Planning Eases Farmers Market Reopening
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation promised a safe market and came through. Public Safety officers, led by Chief Kevin Brown, were on hand, calmly welcoming, guiding shoppers.
After a bumpy start — nobody was ready at 6:00 a.m. when shoppers first showed up — the market ran smoothly.
A longtime resident said, “A few millennials tried the line,” during the seniors hour from 7:00 to 8:00,” but PSD controlled volume “in the pen.”
Abundant courtesy from the officers eased compliance, and PSD has maintained that status into autumn.
Conclusion: Roosevelt Island’s Farmers Market Reopened….
… and we must thank RIOC, Public Safety and old faithful Wengerd Farms for making the return possible.
But let’s not forget our thoughtful neighbors who made their work easier, coming out to shop and calmly respecting each other.
To be continued, under the helix, in November.
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