You might think that “city” and “farm” are opposites. But, from greenmarkets to urban farms, it’s easier than you might think to get farm-fresh food in and around the concrete jungle. Whether you want to put together the ultimate dinner, grab some berries for a pie, or simply explore your options for buying fresh and supporting local farmers, check out our recommendations below.
The Union Square Greenmarket is largest greenmarket in New York, frequented by chefs and tourists alike since 1976. At peak season, you’ll find over 140 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, cheeses, artisanal breads, and much more—it even has its own app with a list of current products and vendors. This market is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 am to 6 pm and offers cooking demonstrations, book signings, plus more.