An outdoor farmers market collective bringing fresh products and produce to the city
Greenmarket is a coalition of outdoor farmers markets bringing fresh, affordable food to New York City and supporting the revitalization of Union Square. The seasonal markets operate between one to three days a week at 18 different locations throughout the city to provide residents with inexpensive, high-quality products and produce from local family-owned farms. Greenmarket has also significantly contributed to improvements in and around Union Square Park, its largest and most successful market site.
Greenmarket provides a tangible economic and personal link between the rural agricultural area around New York City and many of the city’s inhabitants so they may have meaningful interactions.
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The market program was launched by the New York Council on the Environment with support from the New York City Departments of Parks and Recreation and Transportation as a way to connect local consumers with locally grown fresh produce, support and sustain small farms, and encourage farmland preservation in nearby rural areas. A coupon program helps low-income residents enjoy market offerings, and some sites operate year-round.