10 Farmers Markets To Check Out This Summer

A crowd of people walking through a farmers market in New York City
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New York City is famous for its world class restaurants, museums, and theater. Because of its urban status, one might not think to add “farmers markets” onto that list, but New Yorkers know that’s simply not true! NYC is home to some of the best greenmarkets in the country, and today we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for you. The best part about these markets? They don’t just have the typical tomato stand you’d think–they truly have most everything needed to put together a delicious, local, and healthy meal.  From fresh cut flowers for the table to farm fresh eggs, organic honey to vegan cookies, you’ll find it all at the below markets.

A table of grapes, string beans, plums,and yellow cherry tomatoes at a Farmers market in NYC
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Top 10 GreenMarkets

For shopping Downtown: Union Square Greenmarket

Market Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 8am to 6pm

For shopping Uptown: Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market

Market Hours: Saturdays 9am to 5pm

For shopping on the Westside: 79th Street Greenmarket

Market Hours: Sundays 9am to 4pm

For shopping on the Eastside: 92nd Street Greenmarket

Market Hours: Sundays 9am to 5pm

For shopping in Brooklyn: Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Market Hours: Saturdays 8pm to 4pm

For shopping in the Bronx: New York Botanical Garden Greenmarket

Market Hours: Wednesdays 9am to 3pm

For shopping in Queens: Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket

Market Hours: Saturdays 8am to 4pm

For shopping in Staten Island: Saint George Greenmarket

Market Hours: Saturdays 8am to 2pm

For the cheapest produce in Manhattan: Stiles Farmers Market

Market Hours: Mondays through Saturdays 7am to 6:30pm, Sundays 9am to 5pm

For delicious prepped food along with market goods: Chelsea Market

Market Hours: Mondays through Saturdays 7am to 9pm, Sundays 8am to 8pm

To make the best of your market experience, get there as early as possible in the day to ensure the freshest produce that’s not picked over (and if you’re attending a market with multiple days, try for the earliest day in the week.) Also, venture to an outer borough market and make a fun day out of it by exploring the area–the Botanical Garden in the Bronx and the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens are great places to start! Happy foraging!

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