Jackson Heights Greenmarket

34th Ave at 78th St, Queens [map]
Open Sundays, year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (winter hours 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Click here for market schedule changes due to weather 

GrowNYC's Textile Recycling: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Compost Collection with BIG!Compost: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (new extended hours!)

2016 schedule changes: closed 12/25/16 and 1/1/2017 for the holidays.

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Calendar of Events

Community activities, cooking demonstrations, live music and recipe exchanges all add to the diverse nature of this market.

Potting Demonstration
Sunday, May 22nd
11am-1pm

Plant and take home your own seeds either for transplanting in a garden or keeping on a window sill in your apartment. Ask questions and get your hands a little dirty!

Meet Your BeeKeeper: Joel Klose 
Sunday, June 5th
11am-1pm

Meet Joel Klose and the bees of Nature's Way Farm, set in the Pristine Finger Lakes Region. Take out the family to experience an observation and teaching hive as well as a free cooking demonstration and tasting using Nature's Way honey.  

Farmers

Attending Year Round
American Pride Seafood
Wild caught seafood from Suffolk County, NY
Anthony Road Winery Wines from Yates County, NY (every other week)
Consider Bardwell Farm Goat milk cheeses from Rutland County, VT
DiPaola Turkeys Turkey from Mercer County, NJ
Francesca's Bakery Breads and baked goods from Middlesex County, NJ 
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
Maple Avenue Farms/Sun Fed Beef Grass fed and grain finished Angus beef from Madison County, NY
Maynard Farms & Orchards Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY 
Nature's Way Farms Honey & candles from Chemung County, NY
Phillips Farms Vegetables from Hunterdon County, NJ
Ronnybrook Dairy Milk, yogurt, butter, and ice cream from Columbia County, NY
Sawkill Farm Vegetables, berries, eggs, and pork from Dutchess County, NY
Tello's Green Farm Eggs and vegetables from Dutchess County, NY

Attending Growing Season Only
Deep Mountain Maple Maple Syrup and candy from Orleans County, VT 
Lani's Farm Vegetables from Burlington County, NJ
Nolasco’s Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce & herbs from Warren County, NJ; A New Farmer Development Project participant
R & G Produce LLC vegetables from Orange County, NY

Attending Winter Only
Primrose Hill Farm Christmas trees (White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir) and wreaths from Dutchess County, NY


Manager

Hana Martinez is a native of Corona, Queens. She is committed to fostering positive change for her hometown and that starts with healthier (and more delicious) lifestyles and with repairing our food system through the support of regional agriculture. Hana has worked on various organic farms and intentional communities along the east coast and Canada. She served as an urban farmer for the Battery Conservancy's Battery Urban Farm project – an experience that made her begin to see every rooftop and vacant lot as an opportunity. Hana is an lover of the arts be they literary, visual or musical and it is the scents, sounds, colors, and flavors of farm and Greenmarket life that inspire her.

 

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