With market locations covering all five boroughs of the city, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket is now providing millions in New York City with their daily grocery needs. Fresh produce grown locally, an opportunity to speak directly with the farmers and become a pro-planet citizen, as well as the assurance of having in-depth information on all the products sold in the market are just some of the many reasons why you should show up to one of Greenmarket NYC’s many locations and start shopping.
Fresh Produce From Local Farmers and the assurance of quality products.
Yes, the produce is fresh and grown locally at farms located at upstate New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Unlike its counterparts, the NYC Greenmarket allows customers to come in direct face-to-face contact with the farmers, fishermen, and other vendors. Each market has its own manager who oversees that agreed standards are up to its mark. The market manager also hands out recipe sheets on how to cook some of the more exotic selections of the Greenmarket. At times, the market manager may even hold cooking demonstrations. Another vital option that the manager provides is the availability to shop using credit and debit cards. What’s done, is that tokens of five, ten and twenty dollars can be bought with a swipe of you card, enabling card carries to make their purchases.
Lower Cost than Most Organic Stores and Wholefoods Markets.
Why buy at pricy Organic stores which may indeed ship its produce from locations overseas, when you can find many items ranging from organic, to just pesticide free, at the NYC Farmers Market. The Greenmarket is transparent in its entirety. Customers have access to all the information regarding the life cycle of the miscellanea of items, and can have their curiosity satisfied by conversing with the actual farmers themselves.
Over 50 Locations throughout the NYC vicinity.
Union Square and Grand Army Plaza have a mammoth of a market. Other good markets include those at Park Slope, Tribeca, Prospect Park, Carrol Gardens, Gowanus, Bay Ridge, Columbia University and Staten Island. To have a look at the complete market schedule with all the locations, visit this link.
Support individual farmers and their families.
The NYC Greenmarket is rare in that it provides individual farmers and families opportunity to compete against the market giants. The farmers market has products that are equivalent to almost anything you can find at your local Deli. Buying at the NYC Greenmarket does a great deal of favor to the local farmers of the vicinity, who have almost nowhere else to compete.
Interesting, quality products unavailable at the grocery stores.
The wide range of products that are available at the NYC farmers market is just remarkable. The NYC Greenmarket is the answer to getting that exotic product to your home. Organic wild and clover honey, gourmet apple and blueberry pies, wild-caught tuna and salmon, heirloom tomatoes, aged cheese, exotic clams, Indian-style street food, wool, yogurt, organic ice-cream, pretzels, local wine, Mediterranean pickles, peonies and sunflowers, and the list just goes on to how many items there are.
Meet lots of nice people and become a part of a community.
Upon entering any one of the NYC Greenmarkets, there almost immediately is a sense of community and friendliness. Bear the exaggeration, but the markets do make you feel as though you’re not in New York City. The secret has to be the products. The eye catching variety of peaches and the mouth watering samples of freshly cut Honeycrisp apples, do the trick. Also, there are various events held occasionally at the various markets including face-paint for children, apple pie baking contests for moms, the annual pumpkin carving contests, clam bakes, and so on. If you’re lucky, you may even get a chance to meet your local district representative, who are frequently seen at the various market locations, promoting their campaign.
Take one step to going green.
GrowNYC has set up a compost program at all the locations of the farmers market. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, the number of people using the Greenmarket’s compost facility has drastically increased over the years. There are also initiatives held to promote forms of renewable energy. Switching your power providers to wind energy based organizations is possible at the various stalls opened by representative members at the Greenmarket. After all, having just one more individual go green is a big step forward.
Here’s a list of some of the notable vendors at the Greenmarket:-
Bread Alone – Artisan breads, mostly certified Organic, and pastries from Ulster County, New York.
Jersey Farm Produce – Vegetables, herbs, and small fruit from Milford, New Jersey.
Josephine’s Feast – Jams and preserves from Queens County, New York.
Martins’ Pretzels – Hand-rolled hard pretzels from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Meredith’s Bakery – Baked goods from Ulster County, New York.
Salento Farm – Garlic, garlic powder and pesto from Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Lynnhaven Farm – Goat cheese, meat, and yogurt from Ulster County, New York.
Chateau Renaissance Wine Cellars – Wines from Steuben County, New York.
Flying Pigs Farm – Heritage breed pork, chicken, eggs, and goat from Washington County, New York.
Blue Moon Fish – Wild-caught fish and shellfish from Suffolk County, New York.