The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially; in peak season 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers. As Greenmarket's flagship market, the seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, a profusion of cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and much more. Located in one of New York City's great public spaces, the atmosphere at Union Square on a market day is electric: 60,000 market shoppers shop and chat with farmers; students of all ages tour the market and learn about seasonality; visitors watch and taste cooking demonstrations by some of New York's hottest local chefs.
Food Scrap Collection: Every market day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., northeast side of Union Square Plaza
Clothing Collection: Mondays & Saturdays only, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greenmarket Regional Grains Stand: Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.