Union Square Saturday Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Saturdays, Year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
This location also open MondaysWednesdays and Fridays

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

2016 scheduled holiday changes:
Saturday, December 24th: The market is open but will close at 3pm. There will be NO TEXTILE COLLECTIONS (food scrap collections open 8am-4pm).
Saturday, December 31st: The market is open. There will be NO TEXTILE COLLECTIONS. 

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.

Compost Collection: Every market day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (collection ends at 4pm on 12/24)
Clothing Collection: Mondays & Saturdays only, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (suspended on 12/24 & 12/31)
Greenmarket Regional Grains Pop-Up Shop: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., stock up on regionally grown grains and flours and learn about our project.

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. 


What's Available, who is in, 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.

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

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. From April - November, weekly 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 Clothing Collection 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

Saturday, November 19th
City Harvest Buy-a-Bag
Purchase an extra bag of market groceries for City Harvest's Thanksgiving collection!

Greenmarket Regional Grains Project
Saturdays, November 19th, November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th
Make local grains a staple on your holiday table! The Greenmarket Grainstand will be at the market on select days selling regionally grown whole grains and flours. 

Tuesday, November 22nd
MARKET IS OPEN featuring Friday producers

Wednesday, November 23rd, 11am - 1pm
Thanksgiving Empanadas cooking demo by That's Good Food and Our Name is Farm 

Friday, November 25th (day after Thanksgiving)
MARKET IS CLOSED, most Friday producers will be attending Tuesday Nov 22nd special market

Wednesday November 30th 10am - 1pm
Churncraft butter churning demonstration

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:

November 19th (last week!) Coney Island Brewing Co.Finger Lakes Distilling, and La Compagnie de Vins Surnaturels restaurant


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