Friday Farmer’s Market Comes with Friendly Chickens

urban assembly garden farmers market

A youth farmer’s market and school fundraiser had its initial run on Friday at the garden on 84th and Amsterdam Avenue. It will be set up and open to the public every remaining Friday this month from 3-5 p.m.

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The weekly farm stand at the Urban Assembly High School for Green Careers (UAGC) offers fresh produce, games for kids of all ages, their own eggs and honey (made from their own bees), and chickens – which you can hold and feed, if you’d like.

The garden’s eleven chickens arrived last year as chicks, a couple months before the school’s inaugural event, which included a chicken naming ceremony. That won’t be happening again, which makes sense, as they already have names.

The chickens are all hens, as it’s illegal to keep a rooster in NYC, something the school may have had to learn the hard way back in 2022. Albert Eggstein is feather fluid and prefers to wing it. In all seriousness, here’s something you might find pretty hengrossing.

UAGC is also seeking musicians to perform live alongside the markets; if interested, please reach out to Community Liaison Rachel Dahill-Fuchel at 917-613-4013.


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