Union Square Greenmarket started very small, with just a few farmers more than 50 years ago. Now, it is known around the world and welcomes more than 60,000 visitors and 140 farmers and artisans during peak times.
Visit Union Square Greenmarket Year Round
The market is open year round. It provides an electric atmosphere and a unique shopping experience. On a market day, you can feel it in the air. It’s the environment and the community of Union Square Greenmarket that makes it a favorite place to visit for locals and tourists alike.
This type of market is a great place to visit and support because it showcases the very best that the region has to offer. Most farmer’s markets are limited in their variety because of the season and growing cycles. This is not true for Union Square Greenmarket because the market hosts so many amazingly diverse vendors. This is what allows the market to thrive even during winter months when few farmer’s markets stay open.
Union Square Greenmarket Vendors
You will find hundreds of varieties of items available at the market on any given market day. The Union Square Greenmarket is open on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They are also open on Saturdays. There are always new vendors arriving. If you want to know specifically what is available, on market day, you can check the official list of vendors that will be available. Things you will often find there include:
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
- Artisan Breads
- Heritage Meats
- Maple Syrup
- Farmstead Cheeses
- Fresh-cut Flowers
You will find different vendors each time you come to the Union Square Greenmarket. Here are just some of the vendors that have been at Union Square market.
Back to the Future Farm
Located in Westtown, New York, this family owned and operated farm brings you the best quality, all natural dairy and eggs. They only use grass-fed Jersey Cows and Chickens and never use added growth hormones or antibiotics.
Eckerton Hill Farm
From Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, Eckerton Hill Farm brings you lovely heirloom tomatoes and peppers. At their farm, they grow more than 100 types of heirloom tomatoes and peppers. They also offer a variety of other fruits and vegetables on Union Square Greenmarket day.
Fantastic hand rolled pretzels are the staple item from Martin’s Pretzel Bakery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They have been making their pretzels the same way for 80 years, always in a small batch and hand twisted.
PE & DD Seafood
From Riverhead, New York, PE & DD Seafood is a small family owned operation that brings you the freshest, local seafood catch. They offer clams, oysters, tuna, bluefish and more (dependent upon season).
Phillips Farms in Milford, New Jersey has vegetables, orchard and small fruit. Always fresh and flavorful, their products depend on the season, but include preserves and fruit spreads, fruit butter, Jersey tomato products and ciders.
Union Square Market Events
There are always lots of events and activities that are going on at the Union Square Market. There are almost always cooking demonstrations going on, and considering the caliber of chefs in NYC, that is an opportunity not to be missed. There is the Beer & Spirits of New York Pop-up on select days from March until December. Throughout November, there will also be limited book signings.
The Union Square Greenmarket Education Station hosts tours for student groups as well as adults. This often includes cooking demonstrations, tastings and interactive displays. These are available from spring until fall, except on Saturdays.
Have Brunch Near Union Square
After you visit the Union Square Greenmarket, stop in at The Winslow for a delicious bite to eat and a sip of gin to relax. The Winslow is always fun and welcoming and would love for you to stop by!