79th Street Greenmarket

Columbus Avenue btwn 77th & 81st Streets, Manhattan [map]
Open Sundays, year-round
Market Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

2016 schedule changes: 4/24-5/15 location TBA. Closed 12/25/16 and 1/1/2017 for the holidays.

GrowNYC's Textile Recycling: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
GrowNYC's Compost Collection: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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.

Just behind the American Museum of Natural History, on beautiful, tree-lined Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 78th St. to 81st Streets each Sunday. Shoppers will find grass fed beef, New York’s freshest fish, duck, chicken, ostrich, goat cheese, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods, apple cider, and a large variety of fruit and vegetables.  Look for foraged greens like ramps in the spring, and an abundance of corn and berries come summer. In the winter a great selection of proteins, preserves, and storage crops keep the market and the neighborhood supplied until the summer's bounty returns.

Calendar of Events

Includes cooking demos, seasonal celebrations, and family friendly activities. 

Farmers

Attending Year Round
American Pride Seafood Wild-caught fish and shellfish from Suffolk County, NY
Ardith Mae Fresh and aged goat cheese from Susquihanna County, PA
Berkshire Berries Honey, preserves & maple syrup from Berkshire County, MA
Body and Soul Baked goods from King's County, NY (winter only)
Dipaola Turkeys Turkey from Mercer County, NJ
Divine Brine Pickled products and chutneys from Suffolk County, NY
Francesca's Bakery Breads and baked goods from Middlesex County, NJ
Gajeski Farm Greenhouse and field grown vegetables from Suffolk County, NY
Grazin' Angus Acres Beef and chicken from Columbia County, NY
Hot Bread Kitchen Multi-ethnic artisan breads and tortillas from New York County, NY
Hudson Valley Duck Farm Heritage breed ducks and duck products from Sullivan County, NY
John D. Madura Farm Exotic Mushrooms from Orange County, NY
King's Ferry Winery Wine from Cayuga County, NY
Knoll Krest Farm Eggs, pasta, soups, and baked goods from Dutchess County, NY
Las Delicias Patisserie Baked goods from Queens County, NY
Martins' Pretzels Hard pretzels from Lancaster County, PA
Monkshood Nursery Certified Organic vegetables and plants from Columbia County, NY
Mountain Sweet Berry Farm Vegetables from Sullivan County, NY
Roaming Acres, So Fun Farms Ostrich & emu eggs, ostrich meat, bison and certified Berkshire pork from Sussex County, NJ
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy Milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream from Columbia County, NY
She Wolf Bakery Fresh baked breads from Kings County, NY
Terhune Orchards Orchard fruit from Dutchess County, NY
Toigo Orchards Orchard fruit from Cumberland County, NJ
Tree-licious Orchards & Bakery Orchard fruit and baked goods from Warren County, NJ
Wood Homestead Maple syrup, sorghum syrup, chicken and vegetables from Schoharie County, NY
Yellow Bell Farm Chicken and eggs from Columbia County, NY

Attending Growing Season Only
Berried Treasures Vegetables and small fruit from Delaware County, NY
Breezy Hill Orchards, Seton Farm Inc Pears, apples, cider, and baked goods from Dutchess County, NY
Catskill Merino Merino wool, lamb and skins from Sullivan County, NY
Down Home Acres Vegetables from Otsego County, NY 
Emmerich Greenhouses Seasonal flowering plants and cut flowers from Orange County, NY
Kernan Farms Vegetables from Cumberland County, NJ
Lavender by the Bay Fresh cut, dried, and potted lavender and honey from Suffolk County, NY
Pet-al Flowers Plants and flowers from Camden County, NJ
Red Jacket Orchards Orchard and small fruit, juices and preserves from Ontario County, NY
Tweefontein Herb Farm Fresh and dried herbs, grasses, flowers and herbal teas from Ulster County, NY
Valley Shepherd Creamery Sheep's milk cheeses from Hunterdon County, NJ
Windfall Farms Vegetables and microgreens from Orange County, NY

Attending Winter Only

Holy Schmitt's LLC, Philip A Schmitt & Sons Farm Fresh and prepared horseradish from Nassau County, NY

Managers

Dustin Carlson has managed a number of Greenmarkets and has also been a compost coordinator for GrowNYC & DSNY's Greenmarket Food Scrap Compost Program. He is a local food enthusiast and has worked as a personal chef. He is also a musician and has traveled the world performing. Whether abroad or in Brooklyn, he loves discovering new cuisine and showcasing some of his discoveries in his cooking demos at market.

Vinita Vongviwat was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After spending a couple years working and living out of a suitcase as a national union organizer, Vinita landed back home in LA where she spent another three years working as as an environmental justice organizer in East LA. Through this experience she developed an interest in bringing healthy, local, and seasonal foods to urban communities with little access to healthy foods. Following her newly discovered passion, she became a nutrition and cooking instructor at an elementary school in Oakland, CA before moving to New York City to pursue a M.S. in nutrition and public health at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a market manager, she looks forward to connecting New Yorkers with farmers to promote and sustain local and regional agriculture. In addition, she hopes that her weekly cooking demonstrations will inspire others to cook more--using fresh, local, seasonal, and healthy ingredients from Greenmarket. In her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, salsa dancing, and traveling abroad.

 

 

 

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