The Union Square Greenmarket NYC

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With many markets in NYC, a really great experience and one to check out is the Union Square Greenmarket located in Manhattan. It’s directly south of Flatiron District and has many subway lines that lead to the area.

The market is open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening.

What is The Union Square Greenmarket?

The Union Square Greenmarket has been around since 1976 and has quickly become one of the best things to do in Manhattan especially if you need to go grocery shopping. It all started with just a few farmers and now during peak season, about 140 vendors will sell in this space. They range from bakers, farmers, and fishers. 60,000 shoppers on a given day will do their shopping and chat with the vendors. What’s a better way to learn about the product you’re buying than through the source themselves.

This farmers is a popular spot for New Yorkers and tourists to do some grocery shopping. Here, people are directly connected to the source of the products. It connects the consumer to the producer which is always nice.

What Can you Purchase at The Union Square Greenmarket?

You can purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, jams, and mushrooms in pretty much every form. There’s also seafood, meat, cheese, bread and so much more. Everything offered at the Greenmarket comes from the immediate vicinity and is therefore fresh and healthy. The trend towards ecologically correct food is unbroken.

We sometimes do our shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket. Whenever we’re in the area, we’ll stop by and check out what’s being offered. Our highlight, however, is the “Rooftop Honey” that comes from Manhattan. Distributed throughout the city, beehives are found on the roofs of skyscrapers, which are “looked after” by beekeeper David Gravis.

Garden rooftops are becoming increasingly popular in the city ever since eco-friendly and sustainable products have become mainstream.

If you want to learn more about The Union Square Greenmarket, please visit their website here.

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