Friday, May 31, 2013

57th Street Greenmarket is Open for 2013


Greenmarket was founded in 1976 with a two-fold mission: to promote regional agriculture by providing small family farms the opportunity to sell their locally grown products directly to consumers, and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.
What began over three decades ago with 12 farmers in a parking lot on 59th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan has now grown to become the largest and most diverse outdoor urban farmers market network in the country, now with 54 markets, over 230 family farms and fishermenparticipating, and over 30,000 acres of farmland protected from development.
This unique relationship between farmers and city residents has not only changed the face of regional agriculture; it has revitalized rural communities and urban spaces, improved consumer health, provided fresh and nutritious food to those most in need through our EBT/Food Stamp and Youthmarket programs, supported immigrant farmers, encouraged crop diversity, educated school children and city residents about the importance of regional agriculture, provided a wholesaleopportunity for medium sized farms, inspired new culinary trends, and influenced chefs and eaters in one of the culinary capitals in the world.

57th Street Greenmarket
Ninth Ave between 57 & 56 Sts, Manhattan [map]
Wednesdays, 5/1/13 - 12/18/13
Saturdays, 4/20/13 - 12/21/13
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2013 scheduled changes: 5/18/12 closed for street fair.
EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted May - Thanksgiving.
WIC checks accepted year round.
The 57th Street Greenmarket, long a fixture of Balsley Park, serves Hell's Kitchen and Midtown West the freshest seasonal food from local farms. Look for high quality and affordably priced vegetables, juicy seasonal fruit, and a rainbow of plants, flowers, and herbs for your windowsill or back yard garden. Farmstead cheese, fresh eggs, and plump baked goods round out the offerings.

Calendar of Events

GrowNYC's Textile Recycling - Every Saturday, 8am to 12:30pm
GrowNYC's Compost Collection - Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm
Includes cooking demos, seasonal celebrations, and family friendly activities. 

Location: 9th Avenue and 57th Streets
Date: May 01, 2013 - December 21, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
More info: Click Here »

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Daryl said...

i love the greenmarkets ... we have one behind the Museum of Natural History on Sundays

Champagne Macarons said...

I love a farmer's market.. one of my favourite summer things.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xoxo, B

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonjour Rosemary. I am so happy I found you thanks to miss b's post on your blog today. I have always loved NYC (not an unusual occurrence for a French person,) and I even blogged about my most recent visit last November. I am happy to have become your newest "Follower." A bientôt. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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