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 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.
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

 
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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

Friday, July 22nd, 10am - 3pm
Ask a Philosopher table at Union Square Greenmarket
Got a philosophical question? Come to the market and ask it!

Friday, July 29th, 10am - 3pm
Greenmarket County Fair
Celebrate summer and local farms with us! Come for samples of Greenmarket-style fair food, games, a photo booth, and more. Plus, talk to EscapeMaker for information on when to visit county fairs in our region, how to get there, and where to stay.

Wednesday, August, 3rd
Chop't Salad cooking demo and free samples

Saturday, August 6th, 11am - 1pm
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria restaurant cooking demo and free samples

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.

 

BOOK SIGNINGS

Saturday, July 23rd, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Short Stack: Peach Edition book signing and demo with author Beth Lipton
Sample peach upside-down cake!

Saturday, July 30th, 10:30am - 1pm
Bryan Calvert, Chef and Co-founder of James Restaurant and author of Brooklyn Rustic

 

 

 

On Monday, July 11, we launched the “Oh SNAP!” educational campaign with a live mural painting on a Greenmarket, Co. delivery truck. The “Oh SNAP!” campaign was designed to draw attention to the fact that GrowNYC’s network of Greenmarkets accept electronic benefits cards (EBT) and shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to purchase farm-fresh produce from the region’s mid-sized family farmers.

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