New York Seafood Summit

January 26, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged seafood

New York Sea Grant, in collaboration with industry, academic and other professional seafood stakeholders, including GrowNYC, is hosting its annual New York Seafood Summit virtually this year, in English and Spanish.

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. 

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

NOTE: Click Here to view in Spanish (haga clic aquí para ver en español)

The 2021 Seafood Summit will be going virtual!

Monday, February 22nd 3-4 PM
Culinary Discussion and Demonstration with Chef Victoria Blamey | Register Here

Tuesday, February 23rd 3-4 PM - Flyer (PDF)
Recirculating Aquaculture in New York with John Ng of Hudson Valley Fisheries | Register Here

Wednesday, February 24th 3-4 PM
New York Fisheries with Captain Peter Haskell | Register Here

Thursday, February 25th 3-4 PM
Seafood Retail in NY with Fishmonger Warren Kremin | Register Here

Friday, February 26th 3-5 PM
Participant Lightning Talks
Any participant interested in sharing a program, project, or resource with the summit audience is welcome to submit a 2-3-minute lightning talk (Click Here). These talks will need to be pre-recorded and submitted to NY Sea Grant.

Industry Panel on Resilience to Crisis | Register Here
Industry and agency panelist will discuss the challenges of the 2020 pandemic, how it affected different sectors and how different sectors did or could adapt to the significant economic changes and be more resilient in the future.

We hope to see you at the 2021 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.

Notice of Recall, Maine Grains

January 26, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket

January 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Product Recall

Allergy Alert of Undeclared Soy in Organic Yellow Peas

GrowNYC is recalling Organic Yellow Peas from Maine Grains, Inc. of Skowhegan, Maine because it may contain undeclared soybeans. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This recall affects Organic Yellow Peas purchased from GrowNYC between 10.17.2019 and 12.31.2020 and is limited to Organic Yellow Peas sourced from Maine Grains, Inc. Please check your product’s source label to confirm the origin or contact us for further assistance.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that organic soybeans of similar size, shape and color to organic yellow peas were mistakenly labeled as Organic Yellow Peas and shipped to GrowNYC for further packing. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by supplier error.

Consumers who have purchased Organic Yellow Peas sourced from Maine Grains are urged to return the product to GrowNYC for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact GrowNYC at grains@grownyc.org with subject line, “Recall”.

Please see the attached notice from Maine Grains for further information and contact.

Best,

Marcel Van Ooyen
President / CEO

 

Holiday Greenmarket Schedule

December 10, 2020
Posted in Greenmarket

Happy Holidays! Greenmarket farmers markets, Fresh Food Box locations have some schedule changes the week of Christmas and New Year's, see below.

GROWNYC FOOD RETAIL SITES HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
*Please note: some Greenmarket producers may be absent as they celebrate holidays with family and some may be absent due to inclement weather

All Fresh Food Box and Farmstand locations are CLOSED December 24th - January 4th

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21st

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22nd

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23rd

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24th - Christmas Eve

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25th - Christmas Day

  • All Greenmarkets CLOSED
  • All food scrap and clothing collections CLOSED

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28th

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30th 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1st - New Year's Day 

  • All Greenmarkets CLOSED
  • All food scrap and clothing collections CLOSED

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd & SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd

Climate Change Perception Survey - We Need You!

December 9, 2020
Posted in Greenmarket


You are being asked to participate in this research study because you are a customer of Greenmarket. The purpose of this research study is to assess the appropriate technical assistance that will help farmers who sell at NYC Greenmarkets to implement practical, cost-effective, and easily carried out climate adaptation and mitigation practices. 
 

Le invitamos a participar en este estudio de investigación porque usted es cliente de Greenmarket. El propósito de este estudio es entender qué asistencia necesitan los productores de Greenmarkets para incluir prácticas de adaptación y mitigación a cambios climaticos que sean factibles, rentables, y fáciles de implementar en sus sistemas.
 

由于您是Greenmarket的客户,因此请您参加此研究。本研究的目的是评估适当的技术援助,以帮助在NYC Greenmarkets出售产品的农民来实施实用的,低成本且易于实施的气候适应和减缓措施。

Greenmarket Gift Guide

December 1, 2020
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, The New Greenmarket Cookbook, 2021 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. 
The New Greenmarket Cookbook: Available for sale at Union Square Greenmarket 

SELF CARE
Soaps 
Sachets, Salves, Lip Balms, Lotions, and Body Oils by Lavender by the Bay 
Beeswax Candles from various honey producers
Wool Apparel, Yarn, Hats, Scarves from Catskill Merino and Rosehaven Alpaca
Herbal Tinctures, Teas, and Tisanes from Violet Hill Farm, Furnace Creek Farm, Tweefontein Herb Farm 

DECOR
Wreaths
Decorative Garlic Braids from Keith’s Farm
Poinsettias, Paper Whites, and Orchids
Succulent & Cactus plants from PeTal Plants, Fantastic Gardens, Silva Orchids
Farmstead Wool Blankets and Wall Hangings from Rosehaven Alpaca

TO DRINK
Hard Cider
Wine

Beer and Spirits from GrowNYC's Craft Beverage Pop-up
Egg Nog from Ronnybrook Farm and Ole Mother Hubbert 
Spirits: Gin, Corn Whiskey, Vodka, Unaged Single Malt Whiskey from Orange County Distillery, 1857 Spirits and Hickory Ledges
Beer from From the Ground Brewery, including Pale Ale, Stout and Red Ale
Bitters from Violet Hill Farm

TO EAT
Jams and Preserves
Farmstead Cheeses
Honey 

Herb Wreaths from Stokes
Cookies, Pies and Baked Goods
Maple Syrup, Maple Cotton Candy & Maple Candies

Popcorn from Wildraft Farm and Oak Grove Plantation
Chicken Liver Bourbon Pâté from Yellow Bell Farms 
Soppressata and Cured Chorizo from Walnut Hill
Duck Salami and Prosciutto from Hudson Valley Duck Farm
Bison Jerky from Roaming Acres and Riverine Ranch
Dried & Smoked Chiles & Powdered Spices from Eckerton Hill and Oak Grove Plantation, Lani’s Farm, Campo Rosso, Conuco Farms, Evolutionary Organics, Bradley Farm

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 Thanksgiving

October 17, 2020
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. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Saturday, November 14th 
City Harvest
Ft. Greene Greenmarket

Monday, November 16th 
Food Bank of New York City
Union Square Greenmarket

Wednesday, November 18th
City Harvest
Union Square Greenmarket

Friday, November 20th
Food Bank of New York City
Union Square Greenmarket

Saturday, November 21st
City Harvest
Union Square Greenmarket

Monday, November 23rd
Community Fridges in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx​
Union Square Greenmarket

 

Greenmarket Thanksgiving Week Schedule

October 17, 2020
Posted in Greenmarket

With the holidays looming, many of us are trying to conceive of how to celebrate, given the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. 

This year will be particularly difficult for a growing number of New Yorkers as the unemployment rate in the City is nearly four times what it was last year at this time. Studies show that a quarter of the City's population, over 2 million New Yorkers, may currently be experiencing food insecurity. If you are in need of emergency food assistance, call the NYC Emergency Food Line at 1-866-888-8777. And here's a link to our webpage with information about available resources.

Access for every New Yorker to fresh, healthy food is an important part of our mission. From the beginning of this health crisis back in March, GrowNYC's food access points have remained open. We are always evaluating our market operations, intent on providing safe, vibrant spaces in every borough for New Yorkers to shop for nutritious food.  We are, this year more than ever, exceedingly thankful for our GrowNYC community.

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

​*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.

Here's an interactive map to GrowNYC's open-air Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites.

Monday, 11/23:
Union Square, MHTN, open 8am-6pm 

Tuesday, 11/24: 
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
Astor Place Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm Last day for the season 
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-4pm  
Lenox Hill Fresh Food Box, MHTN, open 2:30pm-6:30pm (must order and pay for box on 11/17)

Wednesday 11/25:  
Morrisania Farmstand, 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
Corona Greenmarket, QNS, open 8am-3pm Last day for the season 
*97th Street Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-2pm (NO food scrap collections) 
57th Street Greenmarket, MHTN, open Last day for the season 8am-5pm
*Bowling Green Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-5pm 
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-3pm 
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 9:30am-4pm Last day for the season
Tribeca Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-3pm 
*Tucker Square Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-4pm
Union Square Greenmarket, MHTN, open 8am-6pm 
Project HOPE Fresh Food Box open 2pm-6pm (must order and pay for box on 11/18)
Uptown Grand Central Fresh Food Box open 2:30pm-6:30pm (must order and pay for box on 11/18)

Thursday 11/26 & Friday 11/27:
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 11/28 & Sunday 12/29
Regular Greenmarket schedule
All Farmstand and Fresh Food Box locations closed. 

 

Greenmarket 2020 Thanksgiving Turkey Guide

October 17, 2020
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged Turkey, thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner—November 26th, 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, 11/22
97th Street Friday, 11/25 
Abingdon Square Saturday, 11/21
Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday, 11/21
Carroll Gardens Sunday, 11/22
Columbia Sunday, 11/22
Cortelyou Sunday, 11/22
Forest Hills, 11/22
Fort Greene Saturday, 11/21
Grand Army Plaza Saturday, 11/21 

Greenpoint Saturday, 11/21
Inwood Saturday, 11/21
Jackson Heights Sunday, 11/22
Tribeca Saturday, 11/22
Union Square Wednesday, 11/25
St George Saturday, 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, 11/21 or Wednesday, 11/25
facebook.com/QuattrosFarm/

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 Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/25
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesday, 11/25
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, 11/24
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-2020 
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket or McCarren Park/Greenpoint Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/21 or Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, 11/25
www.violethillfarm.com/turkey-2020

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.  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. 
Where and when to pick up: Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday 11/21, (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) and Domino Park Greenmarket Sunday 11/22 (9am-2pm). 
www.fellowfarmer.com/producer/green-table-farms
If you prefer to have your turkey cooked for you might want Cleaver Co do the cooking for you!

Stone and Thistle Farm 
Breeds: Broad Breasted Whites and Broad Breasted Bronzes
Where and how to order: Preorder at Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket and Tompkins Square Greenmarket with name, email address, desired weight of fresh turkey, and $20 deposit. $5.95/lb
Where and when to pick up: Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket on Saturday, 11/21 and Tompkins Square Greenmarket on Sunday, 11/22. 
stoneandthistlefarm.com

 

Rye Week 2020

October 16, 2020
Posted in Greenmarket

GrowNYC is proud to participate in Rye Week, a yearly celebration of rye as an agricultural product in New York State, which will take place from October 17 – 25.

Throughout Rye Week, Greenmarkets across the city will also host a number of craft distilleries selling rye-based spirits and Empire Rye. Five 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.”

RYE WEEK CRAFT DISTILLERY SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 17: Union Square Greenmarket - New York Distilling Co.
Saturday, October  17: McCarren Park Greenmarket - New York Distilling Co.
Sunday, October 18: Jackson Heights - Standard Wormwood
Wednesday, October 21: Union Square - New York Distilling Co.
Saturday, October 24: Union Square - Van Brunt Stillhouse
Sunday, October 25: 79th Street Greenmarket - Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Sunday, October 25: Columbia University Greenmarket -Tuthilltown Spirits

 

GrowNYC Cooks with Chef David Stample

July 26, 2020
Posted in Greenmarket

Join Chef David Stample for a FREE virtual Happy Hour and farmers market cooking class.

Thursday, October 15: Market snacks with Chef David and seasonal cocktail with Joana Herrera of Mariachi Mexico 

Thursday, October 22: Market snacks with Chef David and seasonal cocktail with Claire Sprouse of Hunky Dory 

GrowNYC Cooks provides a fun, interactive, and informative guided cooking experience right in your own kitchen. All skill levels welcome!

Ingredient lists are provided ahead of time to prepare the meal together during the class. Throughout the 1.5 hour class, held via Zoom on your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you will have the opportunity to ask cooking questions via video or chat.

Get your Mis En Place and let’s get cooking!

Sign up here

 

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