Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
The Greenmarket Professional Tour is a 45-60 minute tour of a local Greenmarket geared towards professional groups, international delegations, government officials, and universities. Private tours can also be arranged for groups interested in learning more about the Greenmarket. Tours are led by Greenmarket staff.
Each Greenmarket Professional Tour meets at the Market Manager’s Station and starts with a brief introduction to this world-renowned farmers market system before embarking on a guided walking tour of the market. Beginning with an historical overview of Greenmarket from its founding in 1976 to the present day, the group will learn how the market operates and how it has changed the fabric of NYC neighborhoods. As the group explores the market, you will learn about the Greenmarket mission, our farmers, and how Greenmarket works to improve urban access to fresh, locally grown food. Groups may request specific topics to be addressed, such as market operations, urban and rural connections, food access, regional agriculture, etc. Throughout the tour, the group will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A with farmers in the market.
Cost: GrowNYC requires a fee of $200 for Professional Tours, the proceeds of which directly support Greenmarket’s education programs.
When/Where: Tours may be scheduled at any weekday Greenmarket location, but, the most popular tour location is our Union Square Greenmarket. Considered to be the flagship Greenmarket, Union Square offers the widest variety of products and farms, and is available for tours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tours are held rain or shine.
Optional Add-On: Greenmarket Bucks (GMB) are vouchers worth $2.00 that can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables in all Greenmarkets. You can always bring cash to spend at the markets, but, by purchasing vouchers for everyone in your group, you ensure that each person will have the opportunity to purchase something on their own.
Questions: Please direct inquiries to Susie Spodek: firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at: 212-788-7900.