North and West sides of Union Square Park [map]
Open Mondays, year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This location also open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
2015 scheduled holiday changes: none.
Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.
EBT/Food Stamps and Debit/Credit Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Compost Collection: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Textile Recycling Collection: 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; in peak season 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers. 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.
MARKET ATTENDANCE: Daily Farmer Listing
Maps showing where to find the Farmers, Fishers and Producers at Union Square.
Index of all producers
We maintain a busy schedule of weekly events and activities. Information can be found at the Market Information Tent (look for the GrowNYC logo). All events will be held at Union Square unless otherwise noted. All Union Square Book Signings hosted by the Food Book Fair.
Cooking demonstrations highlighting what's in season at the market take place at the Market Information tent.
Food scrap collection for composting by LES Ecology Center 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NE corner of Union Square, Park Ave & 17th Street.
GrowNYC's Textile Recycling collects unwanted clothing and textiles and arranges for them to be recycled, 8am-4pm.
Monday, May 18th, 11am-1pm
GrowNYC Energy Fair and 45th Birthday Celebration
Join GrowNYC staff as we showcase our work - gardening, recycling education, and cooking. Students from our Environmental Education program will be displaying their solar pizza ovens and sustainable model homes.
Every Monday, 11:30 a.m.
Affordable Meals for Four
Stop by the manager's station to learn how to make a quick and easy dish using the freshest market ingredients- all for under $5 dollars a person. Free tastes!
Twitter Scavenger Hunt for Spring
Description: Spring is all around us at the Union Square Greenmarket, as evidenced by all of the foraged goodies we see popping up at market. Each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, we will post a clue for a foraged item in the market. Be the first person to correctly answer the clue along with a photo of the item taken at market, and you will get a prize fit for spring.
To win, your response must:
● include the name of the product, a photo, and the farm name
● include #GMKTforagers
● tag us @UnSqGreenmarket
When: Questions are posted daily on market days by 9am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (excluding Mondays). All responses should be in by 5pm. The winner will be announced the next market day.
How to win: Meet all of the expectations, have a correct response, and be the first person to post.
Laura was born and raised in New York, and always felt torn between her love of farming and nature and wanting to be in her hometown, close to family and friends. Working for Greenmarket as a second-year manager and outreach coordinator has given her the opportunity to be around farmers, spend her days outdoors and help connect people to the process of where their food comes from. Prior to coming to Greenmarket, Laura worked with gender issues in the non-profit sector, and holds an M.A. in International Development. Laura is a hobby beekeeper, gardener, and avid traveler. She has farmed in England, Japan and locally in Connecticut. She hopes to one day have her own farm. But in the meantime, she’s enjoying spending her days at market, seeing the seasons change through fresh, local food.