Severe Weather Schedule Changes

November 12, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets; markets may close early, or farmers may not be able to make it into the city. If there are changes to the market schedule due to inclement weather, this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes. 
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Wednesday, November 13:
Flushing Greenmarket CLOSED
All other Wednesday Greenmarkets are scheduled to be open, but farmers may call out or leave early. 

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Fall Leaf Composting: It’s in the Bag

October 28, 2019
Posted in Recycling | Tagged compost, fall leaves, zero waste

The humble fall leaf packs a punch when used as compost or mulch to return nutrients to the soil.  When landfilled, leaves create methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.  Fortunately, it’s easy to put fall leaves to good use through composting! 

WHERE TO COMPOST

Certain neighborhoods can set out fall leaves for curbside collection on specific Saturdays this fall.  Communities that receive NYC curbside composting service can set out leaves along with their other organics.  Residents with no curbside option can utilize drop-off sites in all 5 boros.  Leaves placed on the curb for collection should go in paper lawn & leaf bags, open, unlined containers, or brown organics bins.  Do not set out leaves in plastic bags.  Learn more at nyc.gov/leafcollection.

GROWNYC LEAF BAG GIVEAWAYS

Stop by select GrowNYC food scrap drop-offs and take home free leaf bags, while supplies last! Leaf bags are also available at outerboro retailers and giveaways

2019 Leaf Bag Giveaway Schedule
(during food scrap collection hours)

Sunday, November 10
Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Cortelyou Greenmarket

Tuesday, November 12
Poe Park Greenmarket

Thursday, November 14
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Parkside Plaza Compost On-the-Go

Friday, November 15
Fordham Plaza Greenmarket
Parkchester Greenmarket

Saturday, November 16
Bay Ridge Greenmarket
St. George Greenmarket
Staten Island Mall Greenmarket
McCarren Park Greenmarket
Fort Greene Greenmarket
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

Sunday, November 17
Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Cortelyou Greenmarket
Jackson Heights Greenmarket
Forest Hills Greenmarket

Tuesday, November 19
Elmhurst Compost On-the-Go
Rego Park Compost On-the-Go
Kew Gardens Compost On-the-Go
Briarwood Compost On-the-Go
Poe Park Greenmarket

Thursday, November 21
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Parkside Plaza Compost On-the-Go

Friday, November 22
Corona Greenmarket
Fordham Plaza Greenmarket
Parkchester Greenmarket

Saturday, November 23
McCarren Park Greenmarket
Fort Greene Greenmarket
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

Sunday, November 24
Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Cortelyou Greenmarket
Jackson Heights Greenmarket
Forest Hills Greenmarket

Tuesday, November 26
Elmhurst Compost On-the-Go
Rego Park Compost On-the-Go
Kew Gardens Compost On-the-Go
Briarwood Compost On-the-Go
Poe Park Greenmarket

Saturday, November 30
McCarren Park Greenmarket
Fort Greene Greenmarket
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Sunnyside Greenmarket

Sunday, December 1
Jackson Heights Greenmarket
Forest Hills Greenmarket

Tuesday, December 3
Elmhurst Compost On-the-Go
Rego Park Compost On-the-Go
Kew Gardens Compost On-the-Go
Briarwood Compost On-the-Go

Friday, December 6
Corona Greenmarket

Greenmarket Thanksgiving Week Schedule

October 24, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged thanksgiving

It's almost our favorite food holiday, THANKSGIVING, and the markets are abundant with all of the ingredients you need for a delicious meal. Check our Global Thanksgiving Recipe Packet to start planning your meal.

We will have some schedule changes to accommodate shopping schedules, see below.

And don't forget your Greenmarket turkey

*Market days with an asterisk mean it's a special market, rescheduled to Tuesday or Wednesday, normally held on a Thursday or Friday, so that customers have an opportunity to shop for Thanksgiving ingredients.

Food scrap and clothing collections are the SAME for regular and rescheduled markets, UNLESS otherwise noted. 

Monday, 11/25:
Union Square, MHTN, open 8am-6pm 

Tuesday, 11/26: 
All Compost On-the-Go sites are open 
Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket, BX, open 8am-4pm Last day for the season
Poe Park Greenmarket, BX, open 8am-3pm Last day for the season
Lincoln Hospital Greenmarket, BX, open 8am-3pm  
*Union Sq Greenmarket (Friday producers), MHTN, open 8am-6pm
Bowling Green Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm
City Hall Park Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-3pm 
Staten Island Ferry Terminal Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-7pm 
*Columbia University Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-4pm
Fort Washington Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-4pm Last day for the season
Greenmarket at the Oculus, MHTN, open 7am-7pm
Elmhurst Hospital Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-4pm Last day for the season
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, BK, open 8am-5pm  
Brooklyn Army Terminal Fresh Food Box, BK, open 11am-2pm (must order and pay for box on 11/19)
Lenox Hill Fresh Food Box, MHTN, open 3:30pm-6:30pm (must order and pay for box on 11/19)
Moore Street Fresh Food Box, BK, open 3:30-6:30pm (must order and pay for box on 11/19)

Wednesday 11/27:  
All Compost On-the-Go sites are open 
Learn It, Grow It, Eat It Youthmarket, BX, open 10am-3pm Last day for the season 
Bartel-Pritchard Greenmarket, BK, open 8am-3pm 
Woodhull Youthmarket, BK, open 9am-2pm Last day for the season
Fordham Greenmarket, BX, open 8am-4pm Last day for the season
Flushing Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-3pm Last day for the season 
Corona Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-3pm Last day for the season (no food scrap or clothing collections)
*97th Street Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-2pm
57th Street Greenmarket, MHTN, open Last day for the season 8am-5pm
*Bowling Green Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm 
*City Hall Park Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-3pm 
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-4pm 
Mount Sinai Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm Last day for the season 
Parkchester Greenmarket, BX,  open 8am-4pm Last day for the season 
PS 57 Youthmarket, MHTN, open 9am-4pm Last day for the season
Tribeca Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-3pm 
*Tucker Square Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm
Union Square Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-6pm 
Project HOPE Fresh Food Box (must order and pay for box on 11/20)
Uptown Grand Central Fresh Food Box (must order and pay for box on 11/20)

Thursday 11/28 & Friday 11/29:
All Greenmarkets, Youthmarkets, and Fresh Food Box locations closed. No clothing or food scrap collections.

Saturday 11/30 & Sunday 12/1
Regular Greenmarket schedule
All Fresh Food Box locations closed. 

 

Greenmarket 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Guide

October 24, 2019

Thanksgiving is just around the corner—November 28th, to be exact—and turkey orders are already filling fast! Find out below what local farms are bringing pasture-raised Thanksgiving turkeys to your neighborhood Greenmarket.

You can also find the freshest side dish ingredients such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, fennel, winter squash, potatoes, apples, pears, herbs, honey, maple syrup, pre-made pies, butter, and cream. In addition to those items, don't forget GrowNYC Grains flour for all your baking needs, and craft beverages -- we have beer, spirits, and hard cider made from 100% locally-grown ingredients. As well as pickles and condiments for your leftover turkey sandwiches, and much more. 

Dipaola Turkey

Breed: Broad Breasted White (parts and sausage also available)
Where to order: Online at www.dipaolaturkeyfarm.com/special-orders/
Where to pick up: 

79th Street Sunday, 11/24
97th Street Friday, 11/27 
Abingdon Square Saturday, 11/23
Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday, 11/23
Carroll Gardens Sunday, 11/24
Columbia Sunday, 11/24
Cortelyou Sunday, 11/24
Forest Hills, 11/24
Fort Greene Saturday, 11/23
Grand Army Plaza Saturday, 11/23 

Greenpoint Saturday, 11/23
Inwood Saturday, 11/23
Jackson Heights Sunday, 11/24
Stuyvesant Town Sunday, 11/24
Tribeca Saturday, 11/23
Union Square Wednesday, 11/27
St George Saturday, 11/23

 

† Market open Wednesday before Thanksgiving for pick-ups.

Tamarack Hollow Farm

Breeds: Broad Breasted Bronze, Bourbon Red (Heritage Breed)
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket WednesdaysUnion Square Greenmarket Saturdays, and on their website tamarackhollowfarm.com/thanksgiving-turkey 
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/23 or Wednesday, 11/27
tamarackhollowfarm.com

Quattros Game Farm

Breeds: New Holland White, Bourbon Red, Wild 
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays, or call the farm store at 845.635.2018
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/23 or Wednesday, 11/27
facebook.com/QuattrosFarm/

Fiesty Acres Farm

Breeds: Black Spanish, Bourbon Red, & Narragansett (all Heritage Breeds)
Also available -- guinea hens, quail, and partridge.
Where and how to order: Limited availability of turkeys available for purchase at Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/27
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesday, 11/27
feistyacres.com

Ramble Creek Farm

Breeds: Broad Breasted White 
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket Fridays; or Call Josh to order at 518-769-0897 or order online at www.ramblecreekfarm.com  
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Tuesday, 11/26
ramblecreekfarm.com

Violet Hill Farm

Breed: Broad Breasted White
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket SaturdaysMcCarren Park/Greenpoint Saturdays or order online at www.violethillfarm.com/turkey-2019
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket or McCarren Park/Greenpoint Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/23 or Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/27
www.violethillfarm.com

Green Table Farms

Breeds: Standard Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, Bourbon Red
Where and how to order: Online order form
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday 11/23, or at Cleaver Co. (257 Columbia St) in Brooklyn on Sunday 11/24 (9am-2pm).
www.cleaverco.com/green-table-farms

Stone and Thistle Farm 

Breeds: Broad Breasted Whites and Broad Breasted Bronzes
Where and how to order: Preorder at Tompkins Square Greenmarket with name, email address, desired weight of fresh turkey, and $20 deposit.
Where and when to pick up: Tompkins Square Greenmarket on Sunday 11/24. 
www.stoneandthistlefarm.com

 

Donate A Bag this Thanksgiving

October 22, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

Greenmarket is partnering with City Harvest, Food Bank of New York City, and other local food rescue organizations to help feed New York City's hungry men, women, and children this Thanksgiving. 

At the markets listed below, buy an extra bag of fresh produce while you shop and donate it at the Market Information tent. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Saturday, November 16th 
Union Square Greenmarket

Wednesday, November 20th
Union Square Greenmarket
Dag Hammarskold Greenmarket

Friday, November 22nd
Union Square Greenmarket

Saturday, November 23rd
Ft. Greene Greenmarket
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Sunday, November 24th
77th/79th Street Greenmarket 

Announcing GrowNYC's Year End Campaign

September 27, 2019
Posted in GrowNYC | Tagged Support, holiday, Giving, End of Year, GrowNYC

For nearly 50 years, GrowNYC has been scaling individual actions to create a massive collective impact on the environment through our food access, environmental education, zero waste, and open green space programs. Serving over 3 million New Yorkers every year, our mark on the city covers every borough including Governors Island, half the city's public schools, and into NYC's greater agricultural region.

GrowNYC is HERE for the long run.

And we are dreaming bigger than ever, digging our heels into the ground in the face of global climate change and determined to amplify a movement powered by people.

Help us take your investment in your community to the next level. Make a gift before January 1 to participate.

Rye Day 10/11 at the Union Square Greenmarket

September 25, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

GrowNYC is proud to participate in the third annual Rye Week, a celebration of rye as an agricultural product in New York State, which will take place from October 12 – 20.

October 11th will be Rye Day at the Union Square Greenmarket. Johanna Kindvall, author of Smorgasbord: The Art of Swedish Breads and Savory Treats, will be at market signing books and demonstrating how to prepare flat breads with rye flour. Also in attendance will be Breuckelen Distilling, Empire Rye, and Nahmias et Fils, and the the GrowNYC Grainstand

“Not only does New York State’s craft beverage program create jobs, boost local economies, and financially benefit local grain farmers,” says GrowNYC President and CEO Marcel Van Ooyen, “it’s also great for the environment. Small grains are good for the soil when used in rotation with other crops. As the demand for grains like rye increases, so does the health of the soil on New York farms.”

Fall 2019 Food Box Training

September 24, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

Fall 2019 Food Box training - save the date Friday, Oct 11th

GrowNYC is happy to announce our fall 2019 Fresh Food Box Training.  This free training is for nonprofit organizations interested in operating their own Fresh Food Box wholesale buying club for fresh, high-quality, local foods at below-retail prices. Customers pre-order bags one week in advance on the designated distribution day, and the next week pick up their Fresh Food Box share. Each share contains 6-10 seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as information on how to store and prepare the produce they’ve received.

This training will cover:

  • How to source farm-fresh foods in wholesale volumes via Greenmarket Co., GrowNYC's local food distribution program
  • GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box best practices that can be adapted to meet the needs of your community
  • Resources including manuals, order guides, and recordkeeping documents to help you operate a successful Food Box site

In order to operate a Fresh Food Box, organizations need the following capacity:

  • 6-10 staff hours per week (for distribution, program administration, promotion, and bookkeeping)
  • Accessible distribution location with good foot traffic
  • Storage space for equipment (folding tables, tents, etc.)
  • Some organizations may be eligible for $10,000 in funding from the New York State Department of Ag and Markets to support the operation of your Fresh Food Box site. For more information, click here.

If your organization or community group meets the above capacity guidelines and wishes to operate your own food box, please join us!  Apply for up to two free tickets here.

GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Funding & Training Opportunities
Friday, October 11
2PM - 5PM
100 Gold Street, Manhattan 

 

Notice of Voluntary Recall, Consider Bardwell Farm

September 24, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

Notice of Voluntary Recall, Consider Bardwell Farm

GrowNYC has received notification from Greenmarket producer Consider Bardwell Farm that due to the possibility of contamination they are voluntarily recalling the following cheeses sold at their farm stand and other retailers from 4/28/19 until present.

  • Dorset
  • Slyboro
  • Experience

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. This is a voluntary and precautionary recall initiated by Consider Bardwell Farm. The contamination was discovered by routine testing of finished products and the manufacturing environment.

These products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased products listed in the above table are urged to return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 802-645-9928.

Company Contact Information:
Consider Bardwell Farm
802-645-9928 (8:00 AM until 5:00 PM)
foodsafety@considerbardwellfarm.com 

We apologize for this inconvenience, but are happy to report that our farms are routinely conducting this sort of testing to ensure that the food they are distributing is safe. We look forward to having these products back at market following all of the necessary procedures.

We thank you for your continued support.

View the full Consider Bardwell Voluntary Product Recall details here.

St. George Greenmarket + Van Duzer Artisan Market

September 24, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Van Duzer Artisan Market X Made in NYC Week at GrowNYC's St. George Greenmarket, which will host a pop up market featuring a collective of curated makers. Come join us for a day of shopping local handcrafted products and fresh Greenmarket goodies! Be inspired by the creativity, collaboration and craftsmanship in the Staten Island community and stop by for hands-on workshops and to supporting local NYC artisan goods.

Van Duzer Artisan Market is a traveling marketplace, based in Staten Island selling locally handcrafted goods, gifts + vintage finds. 
Instagram: @vanduzerartisanmarket
Facebook: @vanduzerartisanmarket

SHARING THE BLISS
Holistic line of handcrafted healing teas and aromatherapy products
IG: @sharingthebliss
www.sharingthebliss.com

AUGUST MOON 
Unique handcrafted jewelry 
www.richmondhood.com/product-category/jewelry

ZULYME DESIGN STUDIO
Local Staten Island Artist 

FUNLAYO GRACE
Handcrafted decorative pillows 
www.funlayograce.com

GRACE STUDIOS
Collective of inspirational home decor and art

Van Duzer Artisan Market is a proud partner of Made in NYC Week 2019.

Who is Made in NYC?
Made in NYC supports thousands of New York City’s manufacturers by giving them the tools to grow their companies. We foster local entrepreneurial innovation because we see the value in high quality, locally made goods. We help local brands tell their stories and provide them with a sense of community — reminding our businesses that they are not alone.

Made in NYC is an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, an organization working to build a more just, equitable and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. Made in NYC is generously funded by the New York City Council.
Instagram: @madeinnewyorkcity
Facebook: @madeinnewyorkcity
Twitter: @madeinnyc

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