Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year (yes, including the winter months) something special happens in New York’s Union Square. The Union Square Greenmarket, which began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown to 140 regional farmers, fishermen, and bakers who sell their products to a devout legion of city dwellers (and visitors).
Union Square’s Greenmarket flagship market is jammed with fresh fruits and vegetables, heritage meats, 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.
For visitors to the city the Greenmarket offers a respite from quick meals and chain restaurants and is great people watching!