Deck the Halls - Christmas Trees + Holiday Wreaths at Greenmarkets

November 29, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

Your locally grown Christmas trees, wreaths, and boughs will stay fresher longer and smell amazing. A list of markets where you can stock up on holiday greens follows:

Durr Wholesale: Wreaths (Union Square Greenmarket Saturday) 
Big Yellow Sun Farm: Wreaths (Union Square Greenmarket Saturday)
Lebak Farms: Wreaths and boughs (Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket Saturday)
Luna Family Farm: Wreaths and bouquets (Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket Sunday; Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday & Saturday)
Mountain Sweet Berry Farm: Wreaths, garland, and princess pines (Union Square Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)
Rexcroft Farm: Wreaths (Fort Greene Greenmarket Saturday) 
River Garden: Dried flower wreaths (Union Square Greenmarket Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)
Stokes Farm: Herb wreaths (Tucker Square Greenmarket Thursday and Saturday; Union Square Greenmarket Saturday)
Van Houten Farms: Trees and wreaths (Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)

Thanksgiving Week Schedule - Greenmarkets, Farmstands, Fresh Food Box, Compost

October 31, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and markets are abundant with all of the ingredients you need for a delicious 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 regularly scheduled markets, there is no food scrap or clothing collections on rescheduled market days (those with an asterisk) other than Union Square Tuesday.

Monday, 11/22:
Union Square, MHTN, open 8am-6pm 

Tuesday, 11/23: 
All Compost 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 Last day for the season
*Union Sq Greenmarket (Friday producers), MHTN, open 8am-6pm (LESEC will be collecting food scraps)
Astor Place Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm
Bowling Green Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm
*Columbia University Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-4pm 
Fort Washington Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-4pm Last day for the season
Elmhurst Hospital Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-4pm Last day for the season
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, BK, open 8am-5pm  
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Fresh Food Box, MHTN, open 2:30pm-6:30pm (must order and pay for box on 11/16)
Murphy Houses Fresh Food Box, BX, open 3pm-6pm
*Chinese-American Planning Council Fresh Food Box, BK, open 12pm-3pm (must order and pay for box on 11/17)

Wednesday 11/24:  
All Compost sites are open.
Morrisania Farmstand, BX, open 10am-3pm Last day for the season 
Bartel-Pritchard Greenmarket, BK, open 8am-3pm 
Woodhull Farmstand, BK, open 9am-2pm Last day for the season
*Corona Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-3pm Last day for the season
Flushing Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-3pm Last day for the season 
*97th Street Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-2pm (NO FOOD SCRAP COLLECTION)
57th Street Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm Last day for the season
*Bowling Green Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm 
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  (NO FOOD SCRAP COLLECTION)
PS 57 Youthmarket, MHTN, open 9:30am-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 
Uptown Grand Central Fresh Food Box, MHTN, open 3pm-7pm (must order and pay for box on 11/20)

Thursday 11/25 & Friday 11/26:
All Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box locations closed. No clothing or food scrap collections.
**The Union Square Friday Greenmarket is closed, but Lower East Side Ecology Center will be collecting food scraps at Park and 17th Street. 

Saturday 11/27 & Sunday 11/28
Regular Greenmarket schedule, with limited attendance. Please check individual market webpages for farmer attendance.
All Compost sites are open.

All Fresh Food Box locations closed. 

 

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month

October 30, 2021
Posted in GrowNYC

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples Month, we're highlighting those who inspire us every day to learn more about Indigenous foodways and environmental practices. 

Learn more: 

  • Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm
    Vincent Mann of the Ramapough Lenape people spoke at the 2019 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference. You can read his remarks and the backstory of the tribe's struggles in New Jersey, as well as a recent story highlighting the Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm which he founded.
     

  • Iroquois White Corn Project
    The Iroquois White Corn Project puts the aspirations of the Haudenosaunee people at the heart of the project; by passing on cultural wisdom to future generations; ensuring healthy, culturally appropriate food is produced sustainably; and contributing to the health and well-being of the community.
     

  • I-Collective 
    The I-Collective is a group of indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, and knowledge keepers who work to create new dialogue that preserves historical indigenous traditions and promotes community resiliency. Their multimedia cookbook A Gathering Basket was released this year.
     

  • Gather Film 
    A film about the movement of Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Available for streaming. 
     

  • NDN Collective
    NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and narrative change, NDN Collective is creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms. Required Reading: Climate Action and Indigenous Solutions is a roadmap, published by NDN Collective, that hones in on why Indigenous peoples must lead through the heart of the climate crisis. 

Greenmarket 2021 Turkey Guide

October 27, 2021

Thanksgiving is just around the corner—November 25th, 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/thanks-giving/ 
Where to pick up: 

79th Street Sunday, 11/21
97th Street Friday, 11/24 
Abingdon Square Saturday, 11/20
Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday, 11/20
Carroll Gardens Sunday, 11/21
Columbia Sunday, 11/21
Cortelyou Sunday, 11/21
Forest Hills, 11/21
Fort Greene Saturday, 11/20
Grand Army Plaza Saturday, 11/20 

Greenpoint Saturday, 11/20
Inwood Saturday, 11/20
Jackson Heights Sunday, 11/21
Tribeca Saturday, 11/20
Union Square Wednesday, 11/24
St George Saturday, 11/20

 

† Market open Wednesday before Thanksgiving for pick-ups.

Fiesty Acres Farm
Breeds: Black Spanish, Bourbon Red, Narragansett, & Broad Breasted White
Also available -- guinea hens and quail.
Where and how to order: Limited availability of turkeys available for purchase at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, 11/20
Where and when to pick up: Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/20
feistyacres.com

Green Table Farms
Breeds: Mixed Heritage Breed
Where and how to order: Preorder now to reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey on Fellow Farmer.com. The deposit will process for the weekend you place your order but pick up is only on Saturday November 20.  The final charge is processed at the time of pick up and for the actual size.  Please note in the comments how many guests you will be serving and we will do our best to accommodate your preferred size.  We expect the birds to range from 9 - 15 pounds.
Where and when to pick up: 
Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday 11/20, (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
fellowfarmer.com/producer/green-table-farms    

Halal Pastures Farm
Breeds: Broad Breasted White
Where and how to order: Available for purchase at 92nd Street Greenmarket Sundays or 57th Street Greenmarket Wednesdays or order online at www.halalpastures.com/turkey/
Where and when to pick up: 92nd Street Greenmarket on Sunday, November 21, or 57th Street Greenmarket on Wednesday, 11/24
halalpastures.com/turkey/

Ramble Creek Farm
Breeds: Broad Breasted White 
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket Fridays; 97th Street 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, 11/23, or 97th Street Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/24
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-2021
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket or McCarren Park/Greenpoint Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/20, or Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/24
violethillfarm.com/turkey-2021 

Donate a Bag this November

October 26, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

Greenmarket is partnering with City Harvest, Food Bank of New York City, Community Fridges in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, 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. 

Monday, November 1
Food Bank of New York City
Union Square Greenmarket

Wednesday, November 3
City Harvest
Union Square Greenmarket

Friday, November 5
Food Bank of New York City
Union Square Greenmarket

Saturday, November 6
City Harvest
Union Square Greenmarket

Sunday, November 14
City Harvest
77th Street Greenmarket

Wednesday, November 17
Food Bank of New York City
Dag Hammarskjold Greenmarket

Jazz Foundation at GrowNYC Greenmarkets

October 1, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

Come out and hear Jazz Foundation musicians playing at GrowNYC Greenmarkets!

The Jazz Foundation of America, a non-profit organization based in Manhattan, provides retired professional jazz musicians with the opportunity to continue performing.

Through their "Gig Fund," the Jazz Foundation produces free, “pop-up” performances for underserved audiences. The shows take place in public spaces as opposed to traditional and costly venues, and engage new audiences who would not otherwise have the chance to hear these accomplished players. We are thrilled to announce the schedule of performers coming out to GrowNYC Greenmarkets. 

FALL SCHEDULE JAZZ FOUNDATION
AT GROWNYC GREENMARKETS 

 October 9

    57th Street Saturday Greenmarket

    Will Terrill Band

 October 10

    92nd Street Sunday Greenmarket 

    Rick Fiori Band

 October 12

    Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket

    Band TBD

 October 14

    Myrtle-Wyckoff Thursday Greenmarket 

    Jerry Griffin


Presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council

GrowNYC Tours & Learning Opportunities

September 25, 2021

In Person Field Trips Are Back!

Greenmarket School Tours

Join an interactive tour to learn more about local agriculture and fresh, local food.

Dates: September – December, Weekdays

To request an in person field trip, please fill out this registration form.

Virtual Tours and Self Guided tours of neighborhood Greenmarkets are also available.

Adult tours at citywide Greenmarket locations are also available here.

 

Teaching Garden on Governors Island Tours

Join us for a hands on learning experience on our urban farm.

Dates: September – November, Weekdays

To request an in person field trip, please fill out this registration form.

Virtual Tours and Farmer Talks are also available. 

Please note: All GrowNYC tour leaders are fully vaccinated and masks will be worn at all times for everyone’s safety.

Welcome Angela Davis, GrowNYC's New Director of Food Access and Agriculture

September 8, 2021

GrowNYC is excited to announce the selection of Angela Davis as its new Director of Retail Food Access and Agriculture. Angela replaces Michael Hurwitz, who is leaving GrowNYC after nearly 15 years of distinguished service to Greenmarket’s farmers and customers. 

Davis is a nonprofit and public-sector leader with more than 14 years of experience managing programs and initiatives that increase food security, expand equitable access to healthy food, and support a more sustainable local food system. She will begin with GrowNYC this month. 

"We are thrilled to be able to bring this highly talented and seasoned executive into GrowNYC to oversee our Greenmarkets and their related food access programs,” said Robert Kafin, Chair of GrowNYC’s Board of Directors. 

Since 2017, Davis served as the Director of the Division of Food & Nutrition at the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services (JCHHS). She oversaw healthy food access initiatives and federal nutrition programs, including Meals on Wheels, the Congregate Senior Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. In this role, Davis also managed Jersey City's relationship with its independently run farmers markets and the neighborhood nonprofit organizations participating in the Adopt-a-Lot community gardening program. Prior to working at JCHHS, she spent almost a decade overseeing food and nutrition education programs for Just Food, a New York City food justice nonprofit.  

“Angela’s wealth of relevant experience and skills will help sustain our commitment to providing a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for New Yorkers, as well as support for local farms, farmers, and sustainable agriculture,” said GrowNYC President and CEO Marcel Van Ooyen. 

“I am honored to become the new Director of Retail Food Access and Agriculture as GrowNYC celebrates Greenmarket's 45th year of service to New York City residents and local farmers said, Davis.  "I look forward to working with GrowNYC staff, board, farmers, and community stakeholders to ensure equitable access to the freshest, healthiest food while strengthening regional farm viability." 

Over her 27-year career, Davis has served a variety of institutions, including SEIU Local 32BJ, the National Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and the Children's Defense Fund. Davis has a Master of Education degree from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, and a certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is a 2009 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow. GrowNYC is thrilled to have her on the team. 

Cider Village at the Union Square Greenmarket October 8

September 1, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

Save the date for one of our most beloved annual events, the Union Square Greenmarket Cider Village, as part of Cider Week New York! For one day only, New York cidermakers from far and wide will join our Friday market lineup to sling their sippable fall flavors! From fruity to funky, sweet to dry, crisp and complex, to bubbly and tart, there’s a cider for everyone. Along the way, you’ll meet (and taste!) some rare apples varieties and learn more about the cider-pressing process as well as the history of the craft that takes one of our state’s most venerated and prolific crops and turns it into liquid gold!

Guest cidermakers will have their bottles on offer, along with some lovingly culled informational displays, pairings and recipes all about apples and cider. Pick up a bottle you’ve never tried before, grab another bottle for a holiday gift, and maybe learn something new!

Special guests will also be on hand! Gidon Coll of Hudson Valley Apple Project will host an apple varietal display that is sure to leave you gleefully in awe of the range one fruit can embody, and apple enthusiast and photographer William Mullan of @pomme_queen fame will be taking pre-orders of the second run of his new and currently sold out book, Odd Apples (12-2PM). The book is an ode to the apple tree and features 128 portraits of rare and interesting apple varieties and their histories. 

CIDER VILLAGE 
Union Square West (at 15th Street)
Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 10AM. - 5PM

Participating Cideries:

Metal House Cider
Original Sin Cider
East Hollow Cider
Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider
Nine Pin Cider
 

GrowNYC Schedule Changes Due to Inclement Weather

August 26, 2021
Posted in GrowNYC

If there are changes to GrowNYC programming or operations due to inclement weather this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes. 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.

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