97th St between Columbus & Amsterdam, Manhattan [map]
Open Fridays, Year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
EBT/Food Stamps and Debit/Credit accepted.
July 4th through November 14th: Health Bucks - for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.
One of the longest running year-round markets in the Greenmarket program, the 97th Street market has been serving the diverse population of the Upper West Side for over 25 years. Located on a wide cross-town street, the peak of the season finds this market teeming with produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley available, as well as eggs, grass-fed meat, fish, cheese, and more. In the winter, some farmers take leave, while others brave the elements and help keep the neighborhood stocked with local produce throughout the colder months. New this season, food scraps will be collected for compost!
Community activities, cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges add to the diverse nature of this market.
Holiday Carols and Cookies
Friday, December 19th, 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 managers will provide free cookies and hot chocolate. Weather dependent.
Attending Year Round
Bakers Bounty Breads & pastries from Union County, NJ
DiPaola Turkeys Turkey from Mercer County, NJ
Gajeski Produce Field and greenhouse grown vegetables from Suffolk County, NY
Locust Grove Farms Orchard fruit, berries, grapes and squash; cider and baked goods from Ulster County, NY; one of Greenmarket`s founding farmers in 1976.
Pura Vida Fisheries Wild-caught fish and seafood from Suffolk County, NY
Las Delicias Patisserie Baked goods from Queens County, NY
Red Jacket Orchards Apples, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches, berries from Ontario County, NY
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy Milk, yogurt, butter and ice cream from Columbia County, NY
Sun Fed Beef Grass fed and grain finished Angus beef from Madison County, NY
Attending Growing Season Only
Amantai Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce, free-range poultry, honey, herbs, and eggs from Lehigh County, PA
Blue Oyster Cultivation Mushrooms from Tompkins County, NY
Bradley Farms Vegetables and pork from Ulster County, NY
Cedar Hill Farm/Kernan Farms Vegetables from Cumberland County, NJ
J&A Bialas Farm Vegetables from the black dirt of Orange County, NY
Roxbury Mountain Maple Maple syrup and maple products from Delaware County, New York (attending every other week through Christmas)
Silvermine Apiary, Andrew's Local Honey from Fairfield County, Connecticut
Valley Shepherd Creamery Sheep's milk cheeses from Hunterdon County, NJ
Attending Winter Only
Consider Bardwell Farm Goat milk cheeses from Rutland County, VT
Millport Dairy Cheddar cheese, beef, pickles and baked goods from Lancaster County, PA
Kathleen Crosby is a fourth year market manager and community outreach coordinator. This summer she can also be found up in the South Bronx working with teens as part of the Learn It Grow It Eat it program. In her spare time she does theatre, dabbles in graphic design, and takes the term "slow food" a bit too literally as she often procrastinates by cooking complicated meals. Greenmarket is a celebration of diversity and community, where the produce is as varied as the city's population, and she can't think of a more fascinating place to work.