If you fancy something healthy after eating all those hamburgers in the city, you might be interested in going to Union Square and buying organic and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Discover the Union Square Greenmarket
├ History of the Greenmarket at Union Square
├ What can you find in Union Square Greenmarket?
├ Where is the Greenmarket?
├ Is there another Greenmarket in New York?
History of the Greenmarket at Union Square
Founded in 1976 this market depended on a small number of vendors. Today there are over 140 producers that encourage market goers to shop better. The point of this market it to promote regional agriculture that supports local producers.
What can you find in Union Square Greenmarket?
You will find local fruit and vegetables producers, bakers, honey, maple syrup and flowers; the majority of the products is organic and is fresh.
During Halloween the stands get full of pumpkins!
A lot of fruit and vegetables were produced outside of Manhattan but don’t be surprised if you find honey produced on a rooftop!
Where is the Greenmarket?
It is located in Union Square, one of my favorite squares in Manhattan!
When?: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Hours: 8am to 6pm
Is there another Greenmarket in New York?
Of course, there are a lot of markets in New York, not only in Union Square.
You can go to Tribeca Greenmarket on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm on Greenwich Street by Chamber and Duane.
You can find more markets on Grow NY website: www.grownyc.org/greenmarket
Hopefully thanks to this article you were able to learn that you can eat healthy food in New York. However since the product is local and organic it doesn’t come cheap.