Every year, new farmers markets appear left and right, making it easy for city dwellers to have easy access to locally sourced ingredients, goods and other products. Of course, this is a total win-win for customers who seek fresh products and like to know where their products are coming from. Additionally, the participating farms range from big to small vendors. If it’s your first time, 100th time or you’re seeking to find one, here are the best Farmers’ Markets near New York.More: NYC’s Best Farmer’s Markets, Greenmarkets For 2016
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court St & Montague St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket has brought locally sourced goods and produce to Brooklyn for over 25 years. Three days a week, the market serves the nearby communities and visitors with a variety of freshly-picked fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat and dairy products, fish and more. This market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The NYC Greenmarket system also hosts lots of other markets throughout New York City — see if there’s one near you!
Park Slope Farmer’s Market
4th Street at 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This particular farmer’s market is now open for business until the middle of November. Visit every Sunday for a wide variety of fresh goods for purchase, including locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, free-range beef and sausages, fresh bread and baked goods, specialty foods, local wines and more. In addition to goods, the market is also known to have cooking demos and live music. Market hours are from 3-7 p.m.
South Bronx Farmers Market
138th Street bet. Alexander & Willis Aves
Bronx, NY 10454
The South Bronx farmers market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine. Support this farmer’s market mission to promote access to nutritious, affordable, locally-grown produce to the communities of the South Bronx and eliminate public health crises, such as obesity. Locals and visitors can stop by for fresh produce, baked goods, family-friendly activities and more. The market officially opens for business on June 16 and closes November 19.More: NYC’s Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants
Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market
Residents and visitors can knock two birds with one stone at the Queens Botanical Garden. Witness the beautiful atmosphere of the garden as you buy fresh and seasonal produce, grown and sold by regional farmers. In addition, the Queens Botanical Garden also offers their own produce for sale, grown steps away in their own garden. Opening day for this market is on June 17 and visitors can stop by every Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Union Square Monday Green Market gives city dwellers a reason to love Mondays! Every Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Greenmarket’s flagship location is home to 140 regional farmers, fishers and bakers that sell their products in one of New York’s most popular public spaces. Stop by to experience hundreds of vendors, demonstrations by the city’s hottest chefs, book signings and more. This particular market is open all year long.More: Best Places To Get Flowers In NYC