August 18, 2014

Greenmarket Union Square - NYC

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A recent day in the Big Apple landed us at a fabulous farmer's market at E. 17th Street.
The Greenmarket of New York City’s Union Square hosts up to 140 vendors 
each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A loyal following of urban residents shows up to shop from a huge variety 
of fresh, organic produce and the like from nearby farms.
Fruits, flowers, vegetables, eggs, honey, herbs, seafood, mushrooms and so on!

Greenmarket is operated by a non-profit group called GrowNYC, which began in 1970 
to encourage New Yorkers to create healthy, environmentally-conscious communities.
Teaching folks about recycling, how to set up community gardens,
how to compost, and about the importance of good nutrition
are just some of the great things that GrowNYC accomplishes!

Here’s the Greenmarket mission :
“...to promote regional agriculture by providing small family farms 
the opportunity to sell their locally grown products directly consumers, 
and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, 
most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.”


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Game boards at the ready for a friendly round of backgammon or chess.

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Lounging in the park.

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Visit the GrowNYC
Website and
Facebook page.


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