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Upcoming Events

Greenmarkets: A Presentation by Barry Benepe
Tuesday, October 7th; 6:30pm-8pm
Church of St. Brigid- 119 Avenue B (at East 8th Street)
Free! Reservations required, 
please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email
In 1976, planner and architect Barry Benepe co-founded the Greenmarket program in New York City with a fellow planner, Bob Lewis. Their open air farmers markets offered a solution to two pressing problems: regional farmers were struggling to make a living and losing farmland to development, and New York City consumers had a hard time finding good, fresh produce.
Barry will join GrowNYC and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation to discuss the history and development of several iconic open air farmers markets in and around Greenwich Village, including the Union Square Greenmarket, Tompkins Square Greenmarket and the Saint Mark’s Church Greenmarket. 


Union Square Mercato Notturno
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 10th, 4pm-8pm

Union Square Cider Week Night Market 
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza) 
Friday, October 24th, 4pm-8pm

Big Apple Crunch
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 24th, 12pm
Be a part of the “crunch heard round the world”! Grab a free apple slice (while supplies last) and Crunch with us in celebration of Food Day! Learn more 

2014 Book Signing Schedule
Union Square book signings hosted by the Food Book Fair 

Saturday, September 6th, 11am
Union Square Greenmarket Book Signing 
Marissa McClellan, author of Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces 

Saturday, September 27th, 10am
Union Square Greenmarket Book Signing
The Beekman Boys, authors of 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden

Saturday, September 27th: Book Signing 10am to 12pm, Cooking Demo 12pm to 1pm
Sunnyside Greenmarket Book Signing and Cooking Demo
Leda Meredith, author of Northeast Foraging and Preserving Everything 

Wednesday, October 8th, 11am
Union Square Greenmarket Book Signing
Erin Scott, author of Yummy Supper

Saturday, October 18th, 11am
Union Square Greenmarket Book Signing
Author Karen Page, and photographer Andrew Dornenburg of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Sunday, October 12th: Book Signing 10am to 12pm, Cooking Demo 12pm to 1pm
Forest Hills Greenmarket Book Signing and Cooking Demo
Leda Meredith, author of Northeast Foraging and Preserving Everything 

Saturday, October 25th, 11am 
Union Square Greenmarket Book Signing
Rowan Jacobsen, author of Apples of Uncommon Character

Wednesday, November 6th, 11am
Union Square Greenmarket Book Signing
Amy Chaplin, At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

Past Events 
Seafood Throwdown at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket: July 2014
Martha Rose Shulman 
The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day Booksigning Union Square Greenmarket, Friday May 2nd 12pm
Marc Forgione Recipes & Stories Booksigning Union Square Greenmarket, Saturday May 3rd 11am
David Lebovitz My Paris Kitchen Booksigning Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesday May 14th 11am 
A Toast to Gotham: GrowNYC Gala: April 2014

Food Book Fair: April 2014
Farmers Markets from Gansevort to Union Square to Abingdon Square - an evening with Greenmarket founder Barry Benepe: February 2014
Follow the Frog with Rainforest Alliance: September 2013
A Midsummer's Night at Greenmarket: July 2013
Screening: A Local Grain Renaissance in the Northeast
Educated Eater Panel: International Cooking, Local Ingredients: May 2013
Scaling Up Local: Distribution Issues and Innovations in the Value Chain: March 2013
Fifth Annual Cassoulet Cookoff: January 2013
Food Book Fair Greenmarket Series: December 2012
Educated Eater Panel: Mission Driven Distribution: December 2012
The New School's Outdoor Classroom in the Union Square Greenmarket: November 2012
Educated Eater Panel: Rye: One Wheat, Many Ways: October 2012
Harlem Pop Up Greenmarket, New York City's First Night Greenmarket: October 2012
Open House New York at the Union Square Greenmarket: October 2012
NOFA-NY's Eat Local Challenge: September 2012
Educated Eater Panel: What's Behind the Label? September 19, 2012 
Greenmarket Youth Ed Sandwich Smackdown!: September 8, 2012
Discover You Can: Greenmarket Canning Demonstrations: Summer 2012
Fifth Annual Taste of Greenmarket: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Earth Week: Friday, April 20, 2012
New School's Outdoor Classroom in the Union Square Greenmarket: April 13, 20 & 28, 2012
Farm Bill Discussion and Booksigning with Dan Imhoff: Friday, May 4, 2012
Greenmarket Winter Challenge: 12 week challenge to incentivize customers to attend winter markets regularly: January-April 2012
Home Baker's Meet-up and Grain-to-Glass Pop-up Bar: March 13, 2012
Farm to City Expo: Connecting Farmers to NYC's Wholesale Food System: March 6, 2012
To Your Mouth! Cayuga Pure Organics and Farmer Ground Flour at Brooklyn Kitchen: February 19, 2012
Jimmy's No. 43 Fourth Annual Cassoulet Cook Off: January 8, 2012
Educated Eater Panel: Farmland Preservation November 16, 2011
Educated Eater Panel: In Defense of Corn September 14, 2011
Educated Eater Panel: Immigrant Farmers & Local Food: Greenmarket's International Community August 24, 2011
Greenmarket 35th Anniversary Party August 31, 2011
Taste of Greenmarket Wednesday June 22, 2011
Partner Event: The Greenhorns film premiere and panel discussion May 11, 2011
Partner Event: Shared Bounty: Connecting Local Agriculture and Urban Buyers May 7, 2011
Partner Event: New Museum's Festival of Ideas for The New City May 7, 2011
Partner Event: Making Brooklyn Bloom March 12, 2011
Jimmy's No. 43 Cassoulet Cook Off Fundraiser January 22, 2011

Greenmarket Grains Week, November 14-21, 2010
Pie Bake Off Terra Madre Fundraiser, October 16, 2010
Taste of Greenmarket, October 6, 2010
Educated Eater: Regional Processing from Strawberry Fields to Strawberry Jam, September 14, 2010
Gourmet Latino Festival, June 5-12, 2010
Clothing Drive at Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, June 5, 2010
Educated Eater:Cutting the Curd, May 1, 2010
Greenmarket's Annual Plant Sales, April & May, 2010
Educated Eater:Off The Hook WhyLocal Seafood isSustainable, March 13, 2010
Jimmy's No. 43 Cassoulet Cook Off Fundraiser, January 16, 2010