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79th Street Greenmarket

Columbus Avenue btwn 78th & 81st Streets, Manhattan [map]
Open Sundays, year-round
Market Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

EBT/Food Stamps and Debit/Credit accepted.

July 6th through November 9th: Health Bucks - 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. 

Holiday Carols and Cookies
Sunday, December 21st, 11am to 1pm

Celebrate the holiday season at your neighborhood Greenmarket! NYC Opera Collective will be on hand to lead Christmas carols and the market manager will provide free cookies and hot chocolate. Weather dependent.

Farmers

Attending Year Round

Ardith Mae Fresh and aged goat cheese from Susquihanna County, PA
American Seafood Wild-caught fish and shellfish from Suffolk County, NY
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
Down Home Acres Vegetables from Montgomery County, PA
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
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
John Madura Farm Exotic Mushrooms from Orange County, NY
King's Ferry Winery Wine from Cayuga County, NY
Knoll Krest Farm Eggs and chicken 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
Red Jacket Orchards Orchard and small fruit, juices and preserves from Ontario County, NY (attended winter only)
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
Tree-licious Orchards & Bakery Orchard fruit and baked goods from Warren County, NJ
Windfall Farms Vegetables and microgreens from Orange County, NY
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
Buzzard Crest Vineyards, Barrington Cellars Wine, grape juice and certified Organic grapes from Yates 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
Mountain Sweet Berry Farm Vegetables from Sullivan County, NY (winter only)
Pet-al Flowers Plants and flowers from Camden County, NJ
Toigo Orchards Orchard fruit from Cumberland County, NJ
Valley Shepherd Creamery Sheep's milk cheeses from Hunterdon County, NJ

Managers

Benjamin Duignan is a New York City native, born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.   He is a graduate of The International Culinary Center’s premier Farm-To-Table class and has worked as a line cook in NYC kitchens and on Cape Cod since 2012.  His most recent position was market forager and line cook at Blue HIll Restaurant in NYC and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where he worked to source and showcase the outstanding products found at Greenmarkets around the city.  He is the Market Manager at the New York Botanical Gardens Greenmarket in the Bronx, and EBT Coordinator at both Cortelyou and Ft. Greene Greenmarkets in Brooklyn.  In his spare time he enjoys coffee, foraging at the Greenmarket, and quiet evenings in with his cat. 

Jay Ledoux was born and raised in Southern Louisiana and just recently moved to New York after a stint teaching in the West Indies. He started gardening and composting with his dad at age 10, fell in love with hiking soon after that, and it's been hard to get him indoors ever since. Today, he enjoys growing catnip and wheatgrass for his furry friend Duke, finding hikeable spots in New York, playing ultimate frisbee and cooking fresh food into delicious meals. He's very happy to be working with an organization that preserves farmland while ensuring all New Yorkers have access to the most nutritious and delicious food.