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Who says you can’t get farm fresh ingredients in the city?

East Village

Union Square West & East 17th Street 

Trying to make a home cooked meal in our apartments using fresh ingredients? Head over to the Union Square Greenmarket which is open year round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 6pm to get anything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to meats, award winning cheeses, freshly baked bread, jams and wines from New York and New Jersey. 

Photo courtesy of Union Square Greenmarket (@UnionSquareGreenmarket)

Photo courtesy of Union Square Greenmarket (@UnionSquareGreenmarket)

Founded in 1976, Greenmarket aimed to promote regional agriculture by giving small family farms a space to sell their locally grown goods directly to consumers, and to ensure that New Yorkers had easy access to the fresh and nutritious locally grown ingredients. From the few farmers participating in selling their produce in 1976, the market has grown to accommodate over 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers in selling their products.  

Photo courtesy of Union Square Greenmarket (@UnionSquareGreenmarket)

Even if you do not decide to make any purchases, we recommend taking a stroll along the market, listening to your favorite playlist or podcast, while trying some of the free samples vendors have to offer. If you’re looking for the best possible selection, arrive at the market earlier, or arrive later to catch some of the end of the day bargains.