There’s nothing like a Farmer’s market! It’s the best place to have a good time while snacking on some energy-revving produce! The markets are not only fun and educational, but they also support your local agriculture and optimize your health! Take some time out of your weekend to visit one, if you don’t already, and discover all the surprises you will find!
At our last visit we stumbled upon some HUGE and luscious tomatoes and some green leafy veggies that we combined into a summer sauté, yum!
Here is a list of local farmer’s markets in Manhattan: (http://www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets)
If you don’t live in Manhattan, do a quick search on-line by entering your city and “local farmer’s markets.”
Tompkins Square Market: Ave A and East 7th St., Manhattan, Open Sundays, year-round, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket: South end of Stuyvesant Town Oval, Manhattan near 14th Street Loop between 1st Avenue & Avenue A, Open Sundays, 5/6/12 – 11/18/12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Abingdon Square Greenmarket: Hudson Street and West 12th Street, Manhattan, Open Saturdays, year-round, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Union Square Greenmarket: North and west sides of Union Square Park, Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tucker Square Greenmarket: Columbus Ave at 66th Street, Manhattan, Open Thursdays and Saturdays, year-round, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
79th Street Greenmarket: Columbus Avenue btwn 78th & 81st Streets, Manhattan, Open Sundays, year-round, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
92nd Street Greenmarket: 1st Avenue btwn 92nd and 93rd Streets, Manhattan, Open Sundays, 6/17/12 to 12/23/12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia Greenmarket: Broadway btwn 114th & 116th Streets, Manhattan, Open Thursdays and Sundays, Year-round, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Inwood Greenmarket: Isham St. between Seaman Ave and Cooper St., Open Saturdays, year-round, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(If you don’t have time to visit a farmer’ market, you can have it delivered to you with services provided by rusticrootsdelivery.com.)