The Best of NYC’s Greenmarket Farms and Farmers Markets

Stacked up high are carrots and radishes on a table at the Greenmarket in Union Square

So grateful I live in one of the biggest cities in the world, with such easy access to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables! I say this a lot, especially to my suburban- and rural-based friends, who seem to buy all their produce at the supermarket. I like it because it's counter-intuitive; I like it because it's true.

Greenmarkets have sprouted up all over town these past few years, turning pocket parks and school yards into a weekly (or more!) bounty of amazing produce. You can find a location and schedule for the Greenmarket nearest you right here at the Grow NYC site. And if you can get to the remarkable Union Square market at any time–it runs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and it's the biggest and best of them all–then your big-city life just got even more farm-fresh and delicious!

Tamarack Hollow Farm's eggs sitting in crates at the table of Union Square's Greenmarket

Union Square Market Offers Many Choices

I shop at the Union Square greenmarket at least twice a week, and it can be a bit overwhelming. So, to offer a bit of guidance, a quick list at some of my favorite booths would include: 

Flying Pigs Farm sausages packaged and frozen at the Greenmarket in NYC

The Bread Alone stands at Union Square is selling organic whole grain breads


Enjoy These Fresh Farm Good in NYC

Among the many other area farms bringing their goods to town on a regular basis, here a few more standouts: 

And NYC greenmarkets aren't only about fresh produce; there's often a select group of vendors selling high-quality, locally made packaged products, such as Rick's Picks (I like his Phat Beets and Sweet and Sassy Mix) and Bread Alone (the rye is first-rate). 

Young man at the Union Square Greenmarket is selling Rick's Picks jarred pickles

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