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Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket

17th St. at Broadway
New YorkNew York  10003
Category: Shopping & Nightlife
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Union Square Greenmarket in New York City

What began in a parking lot in 1976 with only a few farmers has grown to the largest outdoor farmers' market in the country, conveniently located only one block from Hyatt Union Square New York. With a network of over 54 markets, 230 participating farmers, bakers, fisherman, and vendors from over 30,000 acres of protected farmland, New York's Greenmarket has revitalized regional agriculture, while providing the city with fresh and nutritious foods. On offer is a vast selection of seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables, heritage meats, wine, maple syrup, ciders, artisan cheeses, bread, pickles, jams, and freshly-cut flowers.



Monday; Wednesday; Friday-Saturday 8am-6pm


Open to the Public


  • GrowNYC's Textile Recycling Collection
  • Greenmarket Education Station
  • Health Fairs
  • The Natural Gourmet Cooking School 


  • Shopping
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Tastings
  • Tours

Typical types of vendors/food found there.

Union Square's Greenmarket offers an abundance of fare for every season. A diversity of vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meats, wine, maple syrup, ciders, cheese, bread, pickles, jams, as well as seasonal plants and flowers.

How Union Square Greenmarket came about in 1976.

Union Square Greenmarket began in 1976 with just a few farmers in a parking lot. It has since grown to over 140 regional farmers, bakers, fishermen, and merchants gathered in the well-known park 4 days a week.


How often does the market take place during the week/season?

Union Square Greenmarket is open year-round every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 8am-6pm.

What other events take place in Union Square area?

Greenmarket surrounds Union Square Park, with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants all around. The Square is also a focal point for local street performers, live theater, dance, concerts, and aspiring artists to sell their work.


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