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Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2014 schedule changes: closed 11/28.

WIC and FMNP checks accepted at farmer stands
EBT/Food Stamps accepted at the market info tent 9am to 4pm.

Compost Collection: Every market day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Textile Recycling Collection: Mondays & Saturdays Only, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

View a daily farmer listing of who's in and who's out. What's in, what's not to be missed, and what's especially delicious and beautiful - every single market day.

The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially over the past 35 years: in peak season, 140 regional farmers, fishermen, and bakers descend upon Union Square to sell their products to a devout legion of city dwellers who support local agriculture with their food dollars.

As Greenmarket's flagship market, the seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, a profusion of cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and much more.

Located in one of New York City's great public spaces, the atmosphere at Union Square on a market day is electric: 60,000 market shoppers shop and chat with farmers; students of all ages tour the market and learn about seasonality; visitors watch and taste cooking demonstrations by some of New York's hottest local chefs. 

Farmers

MARKET ATTENDANCE: Daily Farmer Listing

Maps showing where to find the Farmers, Fishers and Producers at Union Square.

 
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Wednesday
 
 
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Saturday
 
 
Index of all producers

Weekly Events & Activities

We maintain a busy schedule of weekly events and activities.  Information can be found at the Market Information Tent (look for the GrowNYC logo).

Every Saturday
Cooking Demos with the Natural Gourmet Institute

The Natural Gourmet Institute is the leader in teaching health-supportive cooking as well as elucidating the relationship between food and health. Students in the Chef Training Program will present a new recipe with that week’s featured item:
June 1 - 7: Rhubarb
June 8 - 14: Swiss Chard
June 15 - 21: Strawberries
June 22 - 28: Peas
Jun 29 - Jul 5: Kohlrabi

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
Cooking demonstrations highlighting what's in season at the market take place at the Market Information tent.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Food scrap collection for composting by LES Ecology Center 
NE corner of Union Square, Park Ave & 17th Street 

Every Monday & Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Through August 25th
Free Food Stamp Screenings
Customers who would like to find out if they qualify for SNAP benefits (aka, Food Stamps) can attend free screenings provided by Met Council, Food Bank NYC, and NYC Coalition Against Hunger.
 

All events will be held at Union Square unless otherwise noted.

Monday

-GrowNYC's Textile Recycling collects unwanted clothing and textiles and arranges for them to be recycled on MONDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY, 8am-4pm.
-Greenmarket Education Station hosts school tours, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays, tastings, and peer-to-peer programming.

Wednesday

-Greenmarket Education Station hosts school tours, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays, tastings, and peer-to-peer programming.

Friday

-Greenmarket Education Station hosts school tours, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays, tastings, and peer-to-peer programming.

Saturday

-GrowNYC's Textile Recycling collects unwanted clothing and textiles and arranges for them to be recycled on MONDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY, 8am-4pm.

Upcoming Market Events

All Union Square Book Signings hosted by the Food Book Fair 

Friday, July 18th, 11am-1pm
Alexis Lipsitz Flippin's A Food Lovers' Guide to Manhattan

Saturday, September 27th, 11am
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook