Union Square Wednesday Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Wednesdays, year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This location also open MondaysFridays, and Saturdays

Click here for market schedule changes due to weather 

2016 Scheduled holiday changes: none. 

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.​ EBT/Food Stamps and Debit/Credit Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Compost Collection: Every market day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Greenmarket Regional Grains Pop-Up Shop: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 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. 


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

MARKET ATTENDANCE: Daily Farmer Listing

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. 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 

Greenmarket Education Station hosts school tours, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays, tastings, and peer-to-peer programming. Tours are held in Fall, Spring and summer.

Upcoming Market Events

#GMKTeatarainbow Instagram Contest 
It's contest time! Starting Monday, January 11th, share your #GMKTeatarainbow pictures with us on Instagram! Each week we'll feature a different color for you to photograph and share. Prizes will be announced weekly.

Here's what you do: 
1) Take a picture at market, or of your market ingredients in action at home, that features the color of the week. 
2) Share the picture by using #GMKTeatarainbow and tag us at @unsqgreenmarket.
3) We'll select winners at random each week and contact winners via Instagram.

January 11-17: Red
January 18-24: Orange
January 25-31: Yellow
February 1-7: Green
February ​8-14: Blue/Purple

We can't wait to see what you share with us!

Greenmarket Regional Grains Project
Wednesday, January 27

8am to 4pm
The Greenmarket Regional Grains Project stand joins the farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket this winter, offering a variety of grains and flours grown and milled in the Northeast. Visit the stand to stock up on rye, spelt, polenta, emmer, freekeh, various wheat flours, and much more.


All Union Square Book Signings hosted by the Food Book Fair.


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  • 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 support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more.

  • Educate

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