Where to get the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and more in the heart of the city
With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it is prime season for fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Despite being one of the biggest cities in the world, New York has amazing access to some of the surrounding areas’ best produce--produce that is brought in every week to a number of farmers markets across the city. Here is your guide to filling your kitchen with this season’s best.
Union Square Greenmarket
Posted up in the heart of downtown Manhattan, the Union Square Greenmarket
is one of the most well-known and high-quality farmers markets in the city. Centrally located in the highly foot-trafficked Union Square, the Greenmarket offers city dwellers seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm fresh cheeses, eggs, and meats, artisanal bread and baked goods, and fresh flowers from 140 vendors in peak season. The market is frequented by some of the city’s top chefs and famous personalities, and it’s not hard to see why.
While the market is open year-round, the spring and summer seasons are much busier. The Greenmarket also hosts weekly events, including cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tastings, and more.
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
After Union Square, the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
is the second-largest farmers market in New York City. Attracting Brooklynites from all over the borough (as well as New Yorkers from Manhattan and beyond), the Grand Army Plaza market offers a huge array of locally-sourced produce, baked goods, dairy, and meats from tri-state farmers at the entrance of the stunning 526-acre Prospect Park. The Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza runs every Saturday, where joggers, families, and foodies can enjoy farm-fresh products, weekly programming, and the natural beauty of the park.
Located in Hunt’s Point in the Bronx, the Wholesale Greenmarket
is the city’s only open-air farmers market where farmers grow their own produce and sell directly to New York City buyers less than 24 hours after it was harvested. You can’t get much fresher than that, ensuring premium quality, freshness, and food safety from 100 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and more. The Wholesale Greenmarket is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from mid-April to mid-November. You’ll need to set your alarm early to get produce that fresh--2 a.m. to 8 a.m. early, to be exact.
Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
A gathering of upstate New York farmers, Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
offers Harlem residents (and those willing to make the trip uptown) traditional farmers market finds as well as country goods, including bread, fresh-pressed olive oils, cakes, and pickles. Here, you can build relationships directly with farmers, learn exactly where your food is coming from, and avoid the weekend grocery store chaos, all while munching on some of the freshest produce and prepared foods around.
Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
Set up along Brooklyn’s brownstone-lined streets on the edge of Fort Greene Park, the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
serves a diverse group of shoppers, from young professionals to multi-generational and growing families. This farmers market offers a rich selection of artisanal bread, cheese, meat, orchard fruit, vegetables, and baked goods. If that isn’t enough, local musicians perform every week, setting the perfect atmosphere to stock up on groceries and meet new people.
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