Jazz Foundation at GrowNYC Greenmarkets

May 18, 2022
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. 

2022 SCHEDULE JAZZ FOUNDATION
AT GROWNYC GREENMARKETS 

May 21

    St George Saturday Greenmarket (SI)

George Braith

 May 24

    Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket (BK)  

Band TBD

 May 28

    Sunnyside Saturday Greenmarket (QNS)

Band TBD

 May 28

    7th Avenue Sunset Park Saturday Greenmarket (BK) 

Jerry Griffin
     
June 5     Domino Park Saturday Greenmarket (BK)   Band TBD
June 7     Astor Place Tuesday Greenmarket (MHTN) Band TBD
June 7     Oculus Plaza Tuesday Greenmarket (MHTN) Craig Haynes
June 14     Bronx Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket (BX) Band TBD
     
July 7     Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza Thursday Greenmarket (QNS) Band TBD
July 9     57th Street Saturday Greenmarket (MHTN) Band TBD
July 12     Elmhurst Hospital Tuesday Greenmarket (QNS) Band TBD
July 15     Corona Plaza Friday Greenmarket (QNS) Band TBD


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, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Seasonal Greenmarkets Opening!

May 3, 2022
Posted in Greenmarket

It's farmers market season in New York City!

GrowNYC's year-round Greenmarkets are fanning out as farmers bring additional delicious fruits and vegetables to market every day. And our seasonal Greenmarkets have begun opening. New Yorkers (and visitors!) can find a bounty of fresh, local products at our food access sites throughout the city. 

Check out individual market webpages for information about upcoming activities such as guest chefs, kids programming, and book signings. Every market has free recipes and cooking demonstrations!

All GrowNYC Greenmarkets accept SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, Healthfirst OTC cards (LIP and CC members only), WIC & Senior FMNP coupons, and Greenmarket Bucks accepted. Spend $2 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, get bonus $2 Health Buck, up to $10 per day.

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OPENING DATE   SEASONAL GREENMARKET
May 7   Bay Ridge Saturdays
May 8   Bartel-Pritchard Square Sundays (also open on Wednesdays)
May 15   Stuyvesant Town Sundays 
May 29   Bensonhurst Sundays
June 4   57th Street Saturdays (opens Wednesdays June 8)
June 5   Domino Park Sundays
June 7   Astor Place Tuesdays
June 7   Fort Washington Tuesdays
June 7   Bronx Borough Hall Tuesdays
June 7   Oculus Tuesdays 
June 10   Parkchester Fridays
June 11   Staten Island Mall Saturdays 
June 14   Elmhurst Tuesdays
June 15   Mount Sinai Hospital Wednesdays
June 19   92nd Street Sundays
June 24    Lincoln Hospital Fridays (open Tuesdays June 28)
June 24   Corona Fridays
June 28   Poe Park Tuesdays
June 30   175th St Thursdays 
July 7   Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza Thursdays
July 7   Boro Park Thursdays
July 9   4th Avenue Sunset Park Saturdays
July 27   Flushing Wednesdays 

New York Seafood Week!

January 31, 2022
Posted in Greenmarket

March 7-11 we are celebrating New York fish and shellfish and all are welcome!

New York Sea Grant, in collaboration with industry, academic and other professional seafood stakeholders, including GrowNYC, will host its 2022 New York Seafood Summit in-person and virtually.

The goal of the summit is to convene a group of enthusiastic professionals with vested interest in seafood to build active communications between the various sectors of New York's seafood industry. Each year at the summit we try to highlight some of New York’s bountiful seafood supply and introduce participants to the delicious, diverse, and versatile seafood’s available locally. 

Participating Restaurants
If you are a chef/restaurant interested in highlight New York fish or shellfish on your menus March 5-11, we'd love to promote you! Sign up here

Reverence, Harlem 
Greenwalk Trout Minuite

232 Bleeker, West Village
Grilled Sea Bream with Green Curry and Crepes

Cookshop, Chelsea
Long Island Skate, Sorana beans, Wild Mushrooms
Oyster Pond oysters, Orient, NY

La Vara, Cobble Hill
Skate Wing on the bone with Ajada; Whole Fluke with Refrito de Ajo; Squid and Hake Rossejat

Saint Julivert, Cobble Hill 
Scallop Tacos; Squid a la Plancha; Hake Pot Pie; Skate on the bone

Troutbeck, Amenia, NY
Hudson Valley Fisheries Steelhead Trout Toast; Clam Tagliatelle

Seafood Summit Schedule 
Participants must register in advance for panels and discussions. Registration information here.

Monday, March 7, 2022
2PM - 5PM

Urban Aquaponics
International Foodservice and Restaurant Show - Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
In-person Event, REGISTER HERE and HERE
Participants must also register via the International Foodservice and Restaurant Show website, use the code SEAFOOD for a free registration.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
2PM - 5PM

New York Fisheries
Cornell Cooperative Extension - 423 N. Griffing Ave. #100, Riverhead, NY 11901
In-person Event, REGISTER HERE 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
2PM - 3:30PM

New Yorks Emerging Seaweed Sector
Virtual Event, REGISTER HERE

Thursday, March 10, 2022
1PM - 4PM

Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture
Culinary Institute of America - 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
In-person Event, REGISTER HERE 

Friday, March 11, 2022
2PM - 3:30PM

New York’s Commercial Fisheries
Virtual Event, REGISTER HERE

We hope to see you at the 2022 Seafood Summit!

You can check out a news archive that highlights previous seafood summits.

Also, there's a story map highlighting the New York Seafood Summit, which began in 2016 as a means of highlighting seafood efforts across New York and provide an opportunity for cross sector collaboration.

GrowNYC Grainstand Closing

December 8, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket



For the past 10 years, GrowNYC has worked to build a marketplace for local grains. We've served as an essential value chain coordinator, convener, and market booster behind the resurgence of small grains in the Northeast. 

We are so proud of the work we've done, and the fact that local grains are now widely available in many locations throughout the City, and in many of the breads and baked goods you eat everyday. 

We regret to inform our community that at the end of December we'll be closing the GrowNYC Grainstand and Craft Beverage Pop-Up

GrowNYC always intended the Grainstand as a temporary springboard for the Northeast grains movement (a definitive success!), but maintaining our own retail stand at markets sometimes pushed our operations capabilities to the limit and it is no longer logistically feasible for us to maintain the program. GrowNYC will continue to champion regional grains, within our organization and in partnership with the many stakeholders we’ve developed over the years. We are working with these partners to identify additional retail opportunities for local grains.

Below you will find a list of all the businesses where you can find your favorite regional grains and beans, both at NYC retail locations and online.

Beginning in the new year, GrowNYC's work with local grains will be exclusive to our wholesale division. For inquiries about wholesale orders please contact grains@grownyc.org 

Without you, the success of this endeavor to make regional grains available, so important to healthy systems, both human and environmental, would never have been possible. Thank you! 


GrowNYC Grainstand Producers 
Angelica Mill
Castle Valley Milling
Champlain Valley Milling
Farmer Ground Flour
Gianforte Farm
Peter & Hanna Martens Farm/ Lakeview Organic Grain
Maine Grains
Sfoglini Pasta
Small Valley Milling
Wild Hive Farm


Grains and beans sold by Greenmarket farms:
Availability of grains and of beans from these producers is seasonal and quantities and varieties are limited.

Grains/Flour
Lani's Farm
Oak Grove
Wildcraft Farm

Dry Beans
Mountain Sweet Berry Farm
Quarton Farm
Norwich Meadows Farm
Amoon Farm
Wood Thrush Farm
Rooted Family Farm
J&A Farm
Good Find Farm
Lani's Farm

 

 

 

 

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)

GrowNYC Gift Guide

November 28, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

Holiday gift shopping for the Greenmarket lover is made easy with this list of popular holiday gifts from Greenmarket producers. 

GREENMARKET GIFTS
Greenmarket Merch: Tote bags (many farmers also tell totes!), reusable produce bags, 2022 calendar
Greenmarket Tokens: Wooden tokens can be purchased in $5 increments at the information tent at any Greenmarket using a credit or debit card. Tokens can be used like money at most vendors. 

SELF CARE
Soaps 
Sachets, Salves, Lip Balms, Lotions, and Body Oils
Beeswax Candles 
Wool Apparel, Yarn, Hats, Scarves
Herbal Tinctures, Teas, and Tisanes 

DECOR
Wreaths
Decorative Garlic Braids 
Poinsettias, Paper Whites, and Orchids
Succulent & Cactus 
Farmstead Wool Blankets and Wall Hangings 

TO DRINK
Hard Cider
Wine
Beer and Spirits from GrowNYC's Craft Beverage Pop-up
Egg Nog
Spirits: Gin, Corn Whiskey, Vodka, Unaged Single Malt Whiskey
Bitters

TO EAT
Jams and Preserves
Farmstead Cheeses
Honey 
Herb Wreaths 
Cookies, Pies and Baked Goods
Maple Syrup, Maple Cotton Candy & Maple Candies
Popcorn
Chicken Liver Bourbon Pâté 
Soppressata and Cured Chorizo
Duck Salami and Prosciutto 
Bison Jerky from Roaming Acres 
Dried & Smoked Chiles & Powdered Spices 

Please note, not all of these items are sold at every market location so check the producer line-up to see what products are available at your local Greenmarket.

Donate a Bag this November

November 27, 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

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
 

Doctor's Orders!

August 11, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

Two health insurance companies partner with GrowNYC to promote healthy eating among their members. 

Healthfirst recognizes that poor diet, a prominent risk factor linked to death and disease in the United States, is modifiable, and the health insurance company has partnered with GrowNYC to allow Medicaid and Medicare members to spend benefits (about $150 per month!) at our Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Similarly, MetroPlus, another insurance company here in New York, is incentivizing healthy eating by providing Greenmarket Bucks (for use at GrowNYC food retail sites) to its members who have certain diet related illnesses.  

These programs, both focused on the connection between health and diet, are lauded at GrowNYC, where we work to provide access for all New Yorkers to healthy, fresh food while simultaneously promoting regional agriculture.  

Perhaps more health insurance companies will be inspired to launch similar programs, moving us closer to a health care system that integrates healthy habits for members and, by promoting local food, for the environment. 

 
Here’s a link for more information about GrowNYC’s partnership with Healthfirst, and here you will find further details on Greenmarket Bucks for MetroPlus members

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