Union Square Saturday Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Saturdays, Year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
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This location also open MondaysWednesdays and Fridays

Click here for an updated list of Union Square producers in attendance on a given market day.

2016 scheduled holiday changes: none. 

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted. 

Health Bucks are here! EBT users -- for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.

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.
Greenmarket Regional Grains Pop-Up Shop: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., stock up on regionally grown grains and flours and learn about our project.

What's Available? What's in, what's not to be missed, and what's especially delicious and beautiful - every single market day.
Download the free Union Square Greenmarket App or view a daily farmer listing of who's in and who's out

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. 

Farmers

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

MARKET ATTENDANCE: Daily Farmer Listing

Monday
Wednesday
Friday
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). All events will be held at Union Square unless otherwise noted. 

Cooking demonstrations every Wednesday and Saturday from April - November, by the Natural Gourmet Institute.

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 on MONDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY, 8am-4pm.

Upcoming Market Events

Friday, August 19th 4 - 9pm
Greenmarket Summer Fridays: Asian Street Food
Live music, a beer and cider garden, and prepared food from neighborhood restaurants.
Come to the market starting at 12pm for sales of bottled beers, ciders, and spirits to bring home, as a part of Greenmarket's Beer and Spirits of New York Pop-up.
These events are free and open to the public and hosted in collaboration with Union Square Partnership.

Friday, August 26th & Monday August 29th
The Strangers Project art installation

Wednesday, September 7th, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Instagrammers @conscious_cooking and @feedtheswimmers (Christine Wong and Jill Fergus) cooking demonstration

Thursday, September 22nd (non-market day), 7pm
Harvest in the Square
Chefs from our district’s best restaurants serve tastings of signature dishes using fresh produce from Union Square Greenmarket, which are paired with local wines and microbrews. Greenmarket will be at the event tabling and serving up samples; come say hi!
Presented by Union Square Partnership

Beer and Spirits Pop-up 2016
Join us as we welcome craft cideries, breweries and distillers to the market. Each week a different set of craft beverage producers will be at the market, sampling and selling their products. We will also be featuring a neighborhood resturant sampling small bites and the Greenmarket Grainstand selling regionally grown whole grains and flours. View the upcoming schedule below:
September 10th - Orchard Hill Cider Mill, White Pike Whiskey, and Once Upon a Tart restaurant
September 17th - Descendant Cider Company, Albany Distilling Company, cooking demo by Claus Myer
September 24th - Eve's Cidery, Hillrock Estate Distillery, and cooking demo by Our Name is Farm

 

BOOK SIGNINGS

Friday, August 19th, 4 - 7pm (during Summer Friday celebration)
Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard, authors of Koreatown
Book signing and samples of market kimchi
Organized by Food Book Fair

Saturday, September 10th, 10:30am - 1pm
Myra Kornfield, author of Cooking with the Muse
Book signing and cooking demo

 

BEER & SPIRITS OF NY POP-UP

Every Saturday, September 10th - Thanksgiving
New Yorkers will be able to meet a new brewer, distiller and/or cidery making beverages with locally grown ingredients at a handful of local Greenmarkets. You can sample bites from a neighborhood restaurant and visit the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project retail stand, which will be selling whole grains and flours on these days. More info and a detailed schedule to come!

 

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.