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JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
TOGETHER, we have made JBOLC Gaden Community Farmers Market fantastic and a thriving success!
Starting in the beginning of August of 2020, in the midst of a terrifying pandemic, we gathered together to share vegetables and fruit from the earth, food that doesn't just fill or soothe or comfort us but food that nourishes and heals us.

We shared ideas and knowledge for how to grow and how to grow our garden community and James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center. We shared our talents, our creativity and our love. We inspired each other. We lightened our loads and we helped to restore balance and hope that this beginning will be a lasting connection. We made observations and discoveries in a place where Mother Nature reigns. We listened with our hearts and all our senses at what nature has to teach us. We desire to practice our intricate, elaborate and sensual relationship to life on this earth.
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JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
Roman Guaraguaorix (Redhawk) Perez, the Kacike (chief) for Maisiti Yukayeke Taino; a tribe of the Taino Nation leads us in ceremony on land that was once Lenapehoking — Lenape land. (Photo: Doris Porto)
JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
We learned from trees how to dance, radiate and cooperate in our shared pursuit of the sun. And for the trees, we shared our precious and elegant labor, that which needs to be done to make this space more beautiful, more striking. We learned to play from the leaves. (sketch is courtesy of JBOLC volunteer, Joyce Harris)
JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
Bronx Soil Restorers lead a teach-in to instruct food scrap donors about what it will take to continue composting over winter (Photo: Doris Porto)
We know that to be here is to be surrounded by sky, butterflies and finches, humming birds and humming bird moths. We know there is something dynamic and present here that teaches us about life, how to sustain life and find happiness and peace in practicing essential human labors like gardening, cooking, harvesting, preparing, serving, eating. We do this out of respect and love for ourselves, our families' and our friends' health - for the health of our Bronx Community. And through this all, we've made and are still making and maintaining our garden community.

For all of this we give thanks!
When you shop at JBOLC market,

You are supporting our farmers & local vendors,

Helping to Green our environment,

Caring for our less-fortunate neighbors,

Building a healthier & stronger community

Helping to grow our grassroots deeper & stronger
Danielle Guggenheim has been sharing her love of reading for the children with story time from the beginning of the market.
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Here, you can see our farmers market nicely nestled amongst towers, buildings, DeWitt Clinton Educational campus, Van Cortlandt Park on Northern side, and Jerome resourvoir on western side, and right next Meg's Garden Community and Edible Forest.
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