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First Review by Bill K

Yes! - Edit

Farmers markets are the best !! Supporting local and buying organic ! I had heard it was supposed to be really big but it wasn't that big ( maybe it was just a bad day I came) but overall there was some really great stands with lots of different stuff to choose from ! If you are in New York definitely go there !

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Farmer's Market - Union Square - Edit

I've checked out this farmers market twice now (once in 2009 and again this last Friday) and am pretty impressed if not envious! I wish we had something as good as this in Chicago! Anyway, this FM is big and has tons of fresh produce among other things that they offer, I'd shop here every Friday if I lived in the area. Check it out.

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great to see in NYC!! - Edit

I love farmers markets, so this was awesome. When you think you can buy anything or everything on the streets of NY, why not an OG piece of fruit, right?

Updated from previous review on Friday September 19, 2008

Pros: location, lots of good stuff

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Nice market, but... - Edit

Yes, it's a pretty, bustling market. The produce is lovely of course. It's just a drag that there are SO many people peddling dead animals.

Also, we bought a little tiny cherry pie for 7$ and when we ate it later, it was like canned cherry filling and the dough was gooey and raw. Still, it's a great place for fresh produce.

Cons: MEAT

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A great market! - Edit

I love the greenmarket - the produce is great all year round & it's great to buy direct from the farmers. This market made me want to live in NYC!

Pros: Great produce, Buy direct from farmers

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New York City Greenmarket - Edit

The New York City Greenmarkets are a network of farmers' markets operating throughout the city. (More information is at ) The Union Square Greenmarket is the oldest one, and the flagship market of the program. It operates year-round; open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. For vegetarians, this should be one's primary source of food. Greenmarket rules state that the farmer/vendors can sell only food they actually grow, which is why you won't find oranges, bananas, avocados, etc. there. When you buy food at the Greenmarket you're dealing with the farmer who grew it, not the middleman. Only Northeast farmers participate; most come from upstate New York; many come from New Jersey; a handful come from Long Island, Pennsylvania and Vermont. There are a number of organic vendors; there is one biodynamic farm represented at Union Square, and also several farms that use IPM techniques. The food is seasonal, although a few farmers operate hothouses where various greens (and sprouts) can be had all year long. In addition to fresh produce, the Greenmarket also offers breads, wine, maple syrup, house plants and flowers, pickles, herbs and, alas (dare I say it?), meat, eggs, cheeses and other dairy products. By shopping at the Greenmarket you're supporting local farmers. You get the freshest, highest quality foods, and you do the environment and area ecosystem a big, big favor. The Greenmarket is one of the best things NYC has to offer!

Pros: freshest food possible, supports local economy, buy direct from farmers

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