2015 schedule changes: Thanksgiving week the market will be open Tuesday 11/24 and Sunday 11/29, and closed Thursday 11/26.
Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.
Open year-round on Thursdays and Sundays, this market is located on Broadway along the west side of the Columbia campus from 114th street to 116th street and is one block from St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. It serves a diverse population including university students, faculty and staff, St Luke's Hospital staff, visitors and patients as well as Upper West Side residents. While several of the farmers attend on both Thursday and Sunday, each day has its own distinct character. Thursdays market thrives on the bustle of the work and school day schedule, while Sundays are more laid back and neighbors come out to do serious shopping. Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit, cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit, vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite.
Includes cooking demos, seasonal celebrations, and family friendly activities.
Attending Year Round
Ballard's Honey Honey and bee pollen from Delaware County, NY.
Beth's Farm Kitchen Jams, preserves, chutneys & pickled vegetables from Columbia County, NY.
Hawthorne Valley Farm Certified organic and biodynamic produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, and lacto-fermented vegetables from Columbia County, NY.
Lavender By The Bay Fresh cut, dried, and potted lavender and honey from Suffolk County, New York (Away until September)
Meredith's Bakery Baked goods from Ulster County, NY.
Millport Dairy Cheddar cheese from Lancaster County, PA.
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy Milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream from Columbia County, NY.
Samascott Orchards Apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches and cider from Columbia County, NY.
Stannard Farms Vegetables, orchard fruit, plant and meat from Washington County, NY.
Attending Growing Season Only
Lani's Farm Naturally grown greens, vegetables and fruits from Burlington County, NJ
Newgate Farm Vegetables, plants and small fruits from Hartford County, NY
Roxbury Mountain Maple Maple syrup and maple products from Delaware County, NY (Away until September)
Winnifred Lee grew up in a house in Brooklyn where her mom grew various Asian greens and squashes in the front yard. Since then she has worked on sustainable farms in Vermont, Dutchess County, Long Island and Randall's Island. Winnifred is excited to use her experience to work with GrowNYC and regional farms to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer. She is also passionate about food sovereignty, cooking and eating delicious food, working with children, learning new languages and running through sprinklers.
Chris Thompson is a community composter with a background in psychology and neuroscience research. After leaving the sterile laboratory for a more organic scene, he became interested in urban agriculture, soil building, and organics recovery in New York City. This led Chris to complete a Composting Apprenticeship with Earth Matter on Governors Island, where he processes GrowNYC food scraps into black gold with the aid of chickens, goats, worms, and microbes. You can find Chris collecting food scraps at the Columbia University and Fort Greene Greenmarkets. You'll know him by his impressive beard, his penchant for good conversation, and his eagle eye for non-compostable contaminants.