The Union Square Greenmarket is a local farmer’s market with a New York City twist. To call it a “big city farmer’s market” sounds like an oxymoron, but the greenmarket real does offer the best of both worlds. NYC's first and largest greenmarket features fresh produce, meats, cheeses, bread, and more in the heart of the big city.
Four days a week all year round, regional farmers and bakers drive into the city to sell their goods at this open air farmer’s market. This gives millions of city dwellers access to farm-fresh foods and the opportunity to eat local.
The Union Square Greenmarket is popular with locals and even frequented by local chefs. The greenmarket caters well to the posh and choosy tastes of the New York City crowd. It offers plenty of organic, vegan, and sugar-free options.
The market has a variety of items ranging from eggs and bread to flowers and wheat grass. Fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful. The baked goods are excellent and there is an assortment of dairy and meat products. If you're lucky, you may be able to pick up some free samples and even taste wine.
Fresh summer berries
The selection varies from season to season but the market is open all year long. Summer has the best variety, but the farmers have plenty to offer in the other seasons too. Apples are everywhere in the fall and hot cider is always a big hit in the colder months.
Essential New York City Guide Tip
The greenmarket opens at 8 am. For the best selection and the smallest crowds, arrive early in the morning.
Hours: Open all year round on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Getting There: By subway, take the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, or L train to Union Square – 14th Street.
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