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The Best Farmers’ Markets in Every Borough

In New York City, you can get any food you crave at any given time. Thanks to the proliferation of local greenmarkets, this possibility extends to farm-fresh specialty items—grown on rooftop gardens and urban farms as well as in more rural locations. Year-round, vendors cull wine from Long Island, grass-fed beef from Pennsylvania and apples plucked straight from the orchard in Ulster County and then set up booths in open-air farmers’ markets throughout the five boroughs. These markets increase in number during spring and summer and become places to mingle with neighbors (masked and at a distance, of course), hear live music, or watch a cooking demonstration.  

Make a day of it in your neighborhood or an area of the City you’ve wanted to visit: forgo the grocery store for a few hours in the sun, buying fresh seafood for dinner, or indulging your sweet tooth with local honey, syrup, and jam. Many vendors accept SNAP/EBT cards and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons, and some encourage you to bring your food scraps for composting.

Read on for basic details of popular farmers’ markets across the five boroughs, and check out each one’s website for a full list of vendors.

Brooklyn

7th Ave Sunset Park Greenmarket 
Where: 7th Ave. and 44th St., Sunset Park
When: Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Bay Ridge Greenmarket 
Where: 3rd Ave. and 95th St. (Walgreens parking lot), Bay Ridge
When: Saturdays, 8am–3pm, May 1–November 20

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket 
Where: Plaza at Court St. and Montague St., Brooklyn Heights/Downtown Brooklyn
When: Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Cortelyou Greenmarket 
Where: Cortelyou Rd. between Argyle and Rugby Rds., Ditmas Park
When: Sundays, 8am–2pm, Year-round

Domino Park Greenmarket 
Where: South 4th St. between Kent Ave. and River St., Williamsburg
When: Sundays, 9am–3pm, June 6–November 21

Flatbush Junction Farmstand
Where: Flatbush Ave. and Nostrand Ave., Flatbush
When: Saturdays, 9am–2pm, July 18–November 21

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket 
Where: Washington Park and Dekalb Ave. (southeast corner of Fort Greene Park), Fort Greene
When: Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket 
Where: Grand Army Plaza, between Prospect Park West and Flatbush Ave. (northwest corner of Prospect Park)
When: Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

McCarren Park Greenmarket
Where: N. 12th St. and Union Ave., Greenpoint
When: Saturdays: 8am–3pm, May–December; 8am–2pm, January–April

McGolrick Park – Down to Earth Farmers’ Market 
Where: Russell St. between Nassau and Driggs Aves., Greenpoint
When: Sundays, 10am–3pm, March–December

Park Slope – Down to Earth Farmers’ Market 
Where: 5th Ave. at 4th St., Park Slope
When: Sundays, 10am–3pm, Year-round

RiseBoro Farmers’ Market 
Where: Knickerbocker Ave. between Starr and Suydam Sts., Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick
When: Saturdays, 9am–4pm, May–November

Union Square Greenmarket. Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

Manhattan

77th/79th Street Greenmarket 
Where: Columbus Ave. and W. 77th St. (northeast corner), Upper West Side
When: Sundays, 9am–4pm, Year-round

82nd Street, St. Stephen’s Greenmarket 
Where: E. 82nd St. and First Ave., Upper East Side
When: Saturdays, 9am–2:30pm, Year-round

Astor Place Greenmarket 
Where: E. 8th St. and Lafayette Ave., East Village
When: Tuesdays, 8am–5pm, June 1–November 23

Chelsea Down to Earth Farmers’ Market 
Where: W. 23rd St. near Ninth Ave., Chelsea
When: Saturdays, 9am–3pm, May 15–December 18

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket 
Where: E. 47th St. between First and Second Aves., Midtown East
When: Wednesdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Inwood Greenmarket 
Where: Isham St. between Seaman Ave. and Cooper St., Inwood
When: Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Morningside Park Farmers’ Market 
Where: Morningside Park, at W. 110th St. and Manhattan Ave., Upper West Side
When: Saturdays, 10am–3pm, Year-round

Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket 
Where: Stuyvesant Town Oval near E. 14th St. loop, between First Ave. and Avenue A
When: Sundays, 9:30am–4pm, May 16–December 19

Tompkins Square Park Greenmarket 
Where: Avenue A and E. 7th St., East Village
When: Sundays: 9am–4pm, January–April; 9am–5pm, May–December

Tribeca Greenmarket 
Where: Greenwich St. between Chambers and Duane Sts., Tribeca
When: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Tucker Square Greenmarket
Where: W. 66th St. and Broadway, Upper West Side
When: Thursdays & Saturdays, 8am–3pm, Year-round

Union Square Greenmarket 
Where: North (E. 17th St.) and west (Union Square W.) sides of Union Square Park
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, 8am–6pm, Year-round

Flushing Greenmarket. Courtesy, GrowNYC

Queens

Cunningham Park – Down to Earth Farmers’ Market 
Where: Cunningham Park parking lot off Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows
When:, Sundays, 9am–2pm, May 9–December 19

Elmhurst Greenmarket 
Where: 41st Ave. between 80th and 81st Sts., Elmhurst
When: Tuesdays, 8am–4pm, June 1–November 23

Flushing Greenmarket 
Where: Kissena Blvd. and Maple Ave. (Maple Playground), Flushing
When: Wednesdays, 8am–3pm, July 7–November 24

Forest Hills Greenmarket 
Where: Queens Blvd. at 70th Ave., Forest Hills
When: Sundays: 8am–2pm, January–May; 8am–3pm, June–December

Hellgate Farm 
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
When: Saturdays, 10am–2pm, May 2 to mid-fall

Jackson Heights Greenmarket 
Where: 34th Ave. between 79th and 80th Sts., Jackson Heights
When: Sundays: 8am–2pm, January–May; 8am–3pm, June–December

Queens Botanical Garden – Down to Earth Farmers’ Market 
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, at Dahlia Ave. and Main St., Flushing
When: Fridays, 8:30am–4pm, June 12–November 27

Sunnyside Greenmarket 
Where: Skillman Ave., between 42nd and 43rd Sts., Sunnyside
When: Saturdays: 8am–2pm, January–April; 8am–3pm, May–December 

Saint George Greenmarket. Courtesy, GrowNYC

Staten Island

Saint George Greenmarket 
Where: St. Mark’s Pl. and Hyatt St., St. George
When: Saturdays: 8am–1pm, January–April; 8am–2pm, May–December

Staten Island Mall Greenmarket 
Where: Marsh Ave. and Ring Rd., New Springville
When: Saturdays, 8am–2pm, May 1–December 18



 

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