Created in 1976 to provide local farmers with a means to sell fresh produce and attract businesses back to the downtown area, Union Square Greenmarket is now at the center of a bustling commercial district.
There are plenty of markets for the home cook to choose from in New York City. Few provide city dwellers more options of farm fresh produce, meats and seafood than the Union Square Greenmarket. I love wandering around the stalls discovering new and different things. You can go here without a plan and leave with the ingredients for some amazing meals.
I come here for the most amazing selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, the freshest and tastiest fish, clams and lobster from Long Islands east end, along with breads, pies, jams and jellies from the Hudson Valley. There are also vendors who sell fresh pasta, artisanal cheeses, maple syrup, bread, wine, spirits, honey and farm fresh milk. It is also a great spot for people watching. Here is a little sample-
Union Square Greenmarket is located on the North and West sides of Union Square Park (North of 14th Street to 17th St between Broadway and Union Square West).
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. For more info- Union Square Greenmarket Info.
Union Square Greenmarket Vendors- an updated list of Union Square producers in attendance on a given market day. This list is updated by market staff every market day by 8am. List is subject to change.