Are you ready for some fresh produce!?
Seriously, are you? Because starting this summer, you’ll have the chance to pick it up at a green market in Forest Hills.
At Wednesday night’s Community Board 6 meeting, the board approved a long dreamed-of plan to set up a green market on the Queens Boulevard access road near the and the .
The market will run on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between July 8 and Nov. 18, according to planners, and will feature all the traditional trappings of a local farmer’s market.
Cathy Chambers, who spearheaded the green market in Forest Hills, said the plan had been in the works for more than four years.
“People are very, very excited for this market,” Chambers said. “We hope that people will join us this summer in opening the city’s newest market in Forest Hills.”
According to Chambers, hundreds of residents sent e-mails requesting the market, in addition to more than four hundred who signed a petition to get it off the ground.
The board overwhelmingly approved of the proposal, which had residents talking throughout the remainder of the meeting.
“I love this idea, I think it’s fantastic,” said Board Vice Chair Gail Gordon.
In addition to approving the green market, the board also awarded a variance to a new structure — mixed use residential and office space — to an incoming four-story building to be built on 65th Road across the street from Forest Hills Hospital.
The office space is likely to be used as a medical facility.