Union Square Monday Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Mondays, year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This location also open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Click here for an updated list of Union Square producers in attendance on a given market day.

2016 scheduled holiday changes: None

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.

Health Bucks are here! EBT users -- for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.

Food Scrap Composting: Every market day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Textile Recycling Collection: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

What's Available? What's in, what's not to be missed, and what's especially delicious and beautiful - every single market day.
Download the free Union Square Greenmarket App or view a daily farmer listing of who's in and who's out.

The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially; in peak season 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers. As Greenmarket's flagship market, the seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, a profusion of cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and much more. Located in one of New York City's great public spaces, the atmosphere at Union Square on a market day is electric: 60,000 market shoppers shop and chat with farmers; students of all ages tour the market and learn about seasonality; visitors watch and taste cooking demonstrations by some of New York's hottest local chefs. 

Farmers

Maps showing where to find the Farmers, Fishers and Producers at Union Square.
 

MARKET ATTENDANCE: Daily Farmer Listing

Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
Index of all producers

Weekly Events & Activities

We maintain a busy schedule of weekly events and activities.  Information can be found at the Market Information Tent (look for the GrowNYC logo). All events will be held at Union Square unless otherwise noted.   

Cooking demonstrations highlighting what's in season at the market take place at the Market Information tent. Every Monday and Wednesday, demos are led by the Natural Gourmet Institute.

Food scrap collection for composting by LES Ecology Center 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  NE corner of Union Square, Park Ave & 17th Street. 

GrowNYC's Textile Recycling collects unwanted clothing and textiles and arranges for them to be recycled, Mondays and Saturdays 8am-4pm.

Greenmarket Education Station hosts school tours, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays, tastings, and peer-to-peer programming. Tours are held in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Upcoming Market Events

Friday, September 16th, 10am - 4pm
EscapeMaker ApplePalooza
Free sips, bites, live music and a cider donut eating contest all day long. Come hungry and thirsty! 

Friday September 16th, 9am - 4pm
Green Inspired Art tabling

Thursday, September 22nd (non-market day), 7pm
Harvest in the Square
Chefs from our district’s best restaurants serve tastings of signature dishes using fresh produce from Union Square Greenmarket, which are paired with local wines and microbrews. Greenmarket will be at the event tabling and serving up samples; come say hi!
Presented by Union Square Partnership

Friday, September 23rd
Best Friends Animal Society tabling

Monday, September 26th
LiveOnNY tabling

Wednesday, September 28th, 11am - 1pm
FoodStand cooking demo

Friday, September 30th, 10am - 1pm
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of the Center for Independence of the Disabled tabling

 


BEER & SPIRITS POP-UP 2016
Every Saturday, September 10th - November 19th
Join us as we welcome craft cideries, breweries and distillers to the market. Each week a different set of craft beverage producers will be at the market, sampling and selling their products. We will also be featuring a neighborhood resturant sampling small bites and the Greenmarket Grains stand selling regionally grown whole grains and flours. For more information on the Pop-up go here, and view the upcoming schedule below:
September 10th - Orchard Hill Cider MillWhite Pike Whiskey, and cooking demo by Once Upon a Tart restaurant
September 17th - Descendant Cider CompanyAlbany Distilling Company, cooking demo by Claus Meyer's Great Northern Food Hall (see below)
September 24th - Eve's CideryHillrock Estate Distillery, and cooking demo by Our Name is Farm

 

BOOK SIGNINGS

Brought to you by Food Book Fair

Claus Meyer, founder of The Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central Terminal, Meyers Bageri and Co-Founder of Noma, author of The Nordic Kitchen
Saturday, September 17th, 10:30am - 1pm
Also featuring samples from Meyers Bageri at Great Northern Food Hall as a part of the Beer & Spirits of NY Pop-up (see above)

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
Saturday, September 24th, 10:30am - 1pm

Molly Yeh, author of Molly On The Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm
Saturday, October 1st, 10:30am - 1pm

Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn, authors of Dinner At the Long Table
Saturday, October 15th, 10:30am - 1pm

Michael Kalanty, author of How to Bake MORE Bread: Modern Breads/Wild Yeast
Saturday, October 22nd, 10:30am - 1pm

Uri Scheft of Breads Bakery, author of Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking
Saturday, October 29th, 10:30am - 1pm

Kathy Gunst, author of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share 
Saturday, November 5th, 10:30am - 1pm

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.