How to Save a Farm in the Hudson Valley

November 7, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket

Part of Greenmarket’s two-fold mission is to promote regional farmers and keep them on their land...farming.

Ask anyone in GrowNYC’s FARMroots program, and they’ll tell you that it’s not easy, particularly with increasing pressure on farm families to sell their lands for development. But they will also tell you that it is always worth it.

A recent article in the New Food Economy tells the story of how long-established Greenmarket farmer Morse Pitts, working with FARMroots, Equity Trust, Scenic Hudson, and the Orange County Land Trust, preserved a 72-acre farm from being paved over, blocking a proposed industrial development and placing the land under perpetual conservation easement.

A must-read – check it out!

Greenmarket Thanksgiving Week Schedule

November 2, 2018
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 to pre-order 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. Compost and textile collections are the same for regular and rescheduled markets, unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, 11/19: 
Union Square, MHTN open 8am-6pm (food scrap collections, 8am-5pm; clothing collection, 8am-4pm)

Tuesday, 11/20: 
Bowling Green, MHTN open 8am-5pm (food scrap collection, 8am-2pm)
Brooklyn Borough Hall, BK open 8am-5pm 
Bronx Borough Hall, BX open 8am-4pm Last day for the season will be the next Tuesday, 11/27 (food scrap collection, 8am-2pm; clothing collection, 8am-2pm)
City Hall, MHTN open 8am-4pm 
*Columbia, MHTN open 8am-5pm (food scrap collection, 8am-3pm; clothing collection, 8am-3pm)
Elmhurst Hospital, QNS open 8am-4pm Last day for the season will be the next Tuesday, 11/27 
Ft. Washington, MHTN open 8am-4pm Last day for the season (food scrap collection, 8am-3pm; clothing collection, 8am-3pm)
Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza, MHTN open 7am-7pm Last day for the season 
Lincoln Hospital, BX open 8am-3pm Last day for the season
Poe Park, BX open 8am-3pm Last day for the season will be the next Tuesday, 11/27 (food scrap collection, 8am-1:30pm; clothing collection, 8am-1:30pm)
Staten Island Ferry Terminal, MHTN open 8am-7pm 
*Union Square, MHTN open (with Union Square Friday producers) 8am-6pm (food scrap collections, 8am-5pm)

Wednesday 11/21:  
*97th Street, MHTN open 8am-2pm (food scrap collection, 8am-2pm; clothing collection, 8am-2pm) 
57th Street, MHTN open Last day for the season 8am-5pm (food scrap collection, 8am-2pm; clothing collection, 8am-2pm) 
Bartel-Pritchard, BK open 8am-3pm 
*Bowling Green, MHTN open 8am-5pm 
*City Hall Park, MHTN open 8am-4pm
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, MHTN open 8am-4pm (food scrap collection, 8am-3pm; clothing collection, 8am-3pm)
Flushing, QNS open 8am-3pm Last day for the season (food scrap collection, 8am-1pm) 
Learn It, Grow It, Eat It Youthmarket, BX open 10am-3pm Last day for the season (food scrap collection, 10am-3pm)
Mount Sinai, MHTN open 8am-5pm Last day for the season 
PS 57 Youthmarket, MHTN open 9am-4pm Last day for the season
Tribeca, MHTN open 8am-3pm (food scrap collection, 8am-1pm; clothing collection, 8am-1pm)
*Tucker Square, MHTN open 8am-5pm (food scrap collection, 8am-3:30pm) 
Union Square Wednesday, MHTN open 8am-6pm (food scrap collection, 8am-5pm) 
*Water Street, MHTN open 8am-6pm 
Woodhull Youthmarket, BX open 9am-3pm Last day for the season
All 9 Manhattan Compost On-The-Go sites closed

Thursday 11/22 & Friday 11/23:
All Greenmarkets closed. No clothing or food scrap collections.

Saturday 11/24 & Sunday 11/25
Regular schedule

 

Greenmarket 2018 Thanksgiving Turkey Guide

November 1, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged thanksgiving, Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner—November 22nd, 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 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, 11/18
97th Street Friday, 11/21 
Abingdon Square Saturday, 11/17
Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday, 11/17
Carroll Gardens Sunday, 11/18
Columbia Sunday, 11/18
Cortelyou Sunday, 11/18
Forest Hills, 11/18
Fort Greene Saturday, 11/17
Grand Army Plaza Saturday, 11/17 

Greenpoint Saturday, 11/17
Inwood Saturday, 11/17
Jackson Heights Sunday, 11/18
Stuyvesant Town Sunday, 11/18
Tribeca Saturday, 11/17
Union Square Wednesday, 11/21

 

† Market open Wednesday before Thanksgiving for pick-ups.

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, 11/18 or Wednesday, 11/22
facebook.com/QuattrosFarm/

Tamarack Hollow Farm

Breeds: Broad Breasted Bronze, Bourbon Red (Heritage Breed)
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays and on their website tamarackhollowfarm.com/thanksgiving-turkey 
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesday, 11/21
tamarackhollowfarm.com

Feisty Acres Farm

Breeds: Black Spanish, Royal Palm (both Heritage Breeds)
Where and how to order: Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays and Grand Army Plaza Saturdays
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesday, 11/21 or Grand Army Plaza, 11/17
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, 11/20 
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-2018
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket or McCarren Park/Greenpoint Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/17 or Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/21
violethillfarm.com

Donate A Bag this Thanksgiving

October 29, 2018
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! 


Tuesday, October 30th
Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza 

Wednesday, November 14th

Union Square Greenmarket
Dag Hammarskold Greenmarket

Friday, November 16th 
Union Square Greenmarket

Saturday, November 17th
Ft. Greene Greenmarket
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Sunday, November 18th
79th Street Greenmarket 

 

Severe Weather Schedule Changes

October 26, 2018
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. 

No changes are anticipated at this time.

Follow on social media or the app for real-time updates:
Union Square Greenmarket: Daily List of Producers in Attendance and the Union Square Greenmarket App
Manhattan Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Queens Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Brooklyn Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Staten Island Greenmarkets: Facebook  Instagram
Farmer and Producer List and Social Media Links
Fresh Food Box: Facebook

 

Concord Crush Happy Hour 10/26 at Project Farmhouse

October 26, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket

Join us for our Concord Crush Happy Hour on October 26th at Project Farmhouse!

For everyone out there who loved drinking grape juice as a kid, this one's for you. GrowNYC, along with NYC chefs and mixologists, gather to celebrate one of the most iconic and delicious Autumn ingredients—Concord grapes. Join us for entertainment and Concord-themed tastes and libations. 

Concord Crush Happy Hour
Friday, October 26th, 6pm-8pm 
GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th Street, NY, NY 
Tickets here, $25

GrowNYC Greenmarket & Youthmarket Photo Contest

October 20, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket

Greenmarket 2018 Photo Contest

Farmers Markets are very photogenic.

To properly celebrate National Farmers Market Week this year, we invited photographers (professional, amateur, or student) to visit markets, snap some photos, and send us the images that best celebrate GrowNYC Greenmarkets and Youthmarkets. 

Our team of judges chose the top 25 entries for a roving photography show at various markets throughout the city during the month of October, and one grand prize-winning photograph won dinner for two at Loring Place

Rye Day 10/19 at the Union Square Greenmarket

October 19, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket

GrowNYC is proud to participate in the second annual Rye Week, a celebration of rye as an agricultural product in New York State, which will take place from October 15 – 21.

October 19th 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 Strong Rope Brewery, Breuckelen Distilling, Hillrock Estate Distillery, and the Greenmarket Grainstand

The Union Square Greenmarket will also host a number of Empire Rye producers on October 17 and October 20. Three years ago, six prominent New York State distilleries came up with the concept for Empire Rye, a whiskey style for the Empire State. Similar to the way Kentucky has a style of bourbon with strict standards, each Empire Rye distiller must adhere to the same specifications in producing their rye. 

“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.”

Variety Showcase at GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse

July 26, 2018
Posted in Greenmarket


Monday, September 24, 2018 in at GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse. 

This year the Culinary Breeding Network is partnering with GrowNYC to bring the VARIETY SHOWCASE to Project Farmhouse in New York City. This event is an interactive mixer designed to build community between plant breeders, organic farmers and eaters where attendees have the unique experience to taste new and in-development vegetable, fruit & grain cultivars with the breeders that created them, share opinions, talk about needs & preferences and learn about the importance of organic plant breeding.

The event includes a series of tables featuring plant breeders with examples of their breeding work. The tables provide attendees with a tangible example of the bio-diversity being created with organic production and flavor in mind. Each breeder is paired with a chef that creates a dish that highlights the breeding project and samples are tasted by attendees.

The ticketed, indoor Variety Showcase NYC will be held at two times - DAYTIME (12:00 - 3:00 pm) and EVENING (5:00 - 8:00 pm). Please note there are different breeders and chefs at each time. There will also be interactive tables at a free, public outdoor space 2 blocks away at the Union Square Greenmarket from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

Tickets are $100 and available HERE. {Make sure to choose your desired time from the drop down menu.}
Sponsorship opportunities are available, view our Sponsorship Deck or contact Liz Carollo at lcarollo@grownyc.org with inquiries. 

Participating Breeders, Seed Growers, Farmers
A Field's Edge Research Farm
Campo Rosso Farm
Cornell University
Experimental Farm Network
Glynwood
GrowNYC's Greenmarket Regional Grains Project
Harris Seeds
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Hudson Valley Seed Company
Indigenous Seed Keeper Network
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Kitchen Garden Farm
Oregon State University
Organic Seed Alliance
PanAmerican Seed
Seed to Kitchen Collaborative
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm
The Bread Lab
Truelove Seeds
Uprising Seeds
Washington State University

Participating Chefs
Alex Raij, Txikito, El Quinto Pino, and La Vara
Ann Nunziata, Natural Gourmet Institute
Anya Peters, Kit an’ Kin
Arielle Johnson, MIT Media Lab
Ashley DuVal & Selena Ahmed, Shoots & Roots Bitters
Colin Wood, Flora Bar
Joel Viehland, Swyft
Jonny Hunter, Underground Food Collective
Luis Herrera, Brunch Gozón/Venezuelan Pantone
Mary Arquette, Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
Mary Cleaver, The Cleaver Co
Matt Weingarten, Dig Inn
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
Monique Hamilton, The Cleaver Co
Negro Piattoni, Metta
Nicholas Tamburo, Momofuku Nishi
Patti Jackson, Delaware & Hudson
Peter Hoffman
Sonja Joy Key
Stephan Ilnycyj, Restaurant Norman
Suzanne Cupps, Untitled
Timothy Wastell, Antica Terra
Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit

 

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