A cafe and market has opened at Beach Green Dunes II, an affordable housing development in Edgemere, Queens, near Far Rockaway. With a mission to provide modestly priced food to the neighborhood, the cafe sells whole roast chickens and prepared items, $4 to $21, for delivery, to eat in or take away. There is a daily $5 lunch special, and EBT is accepted. Produce and pantry items are available at the farmers’ market on the premises, from the Campaign Against Hunger’s Far Rock Farm; there is also a kitchen for cooking classes and job training in food. It’s open to all, Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beach Dunes Eats & Arts Café, Beach Green Dunes II, 45-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard (Beach 45th Street), Edgemere, Queens, 917-650-0951, beacheats.org.