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Friday, December 3, 2010

Bronx Foodie: Winter Farmers Markets

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last week. I started the day at my mom's house in New Jersey for an early dinner with my family. My mom is an awesome cook, so I served myself a huge plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. And then went back for seconds.

Then I came back to the Bronx to visit my husband's family and we had a second dinner of turkey, lasagna, and rice and beans. It was probably more like my third dinner. And I can't forget about the desserts. There was cheesecake, pumpkin pie, carrot cake, and even a Dominican Cake. And yes, I had a slice of each.

Wow. That was a lot of food.

Well, we are now officially back to eating normal with lots of fresh vegetables and healthy grains. And that brings me to today's post. I love shopping at farmers markets, but now that it's December, most of the markets are done for the season. I love my local grocery store, but nothing compares to the experience of shopping at a green market.

Lucky for me, there are several year round markets in New York City. Unfortunately, none of them are in the Bronx, as far as we know. (If you do know of any, alert us in the comments section.) Below is a list of year-round markets in Manhattan that are also open on the weekends. All are easily accessible from the Bronx by train.

Year Round Green Markets

Isham St. btwn. Seaman & Cooper. Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Union Square
E. 17th St. & Broadway. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
77th Street
Columbus btwn 77th and 80th Streets. Sundays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Columbia University
Broadway between 114th and 115th Streets. Sundays and Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tucker Square
W. 66th St. & Columbus. Thursdays and Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tompkins Square
E. 7th St. & Ave. A. Sundays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Abingdon Square
W. 12 St. & 8th Ave. Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

P.S. we recieved a tip from one of our readers about Urban Organic, a company that delivers produce to the 5 boroughs. If anyone tries them, please let us know.

Click here for more information on year-round green markets.


  1. Although it is easy to get to these great year round green markets, I would love to see one in The Bronx. It's hard when you have to rely on public transportation to lug heavy bags of fruits and vegetables home. The more availability communities in The Bronx get to fresh fruist and vegetables year round, the smarter choices we can make when it comes to having a healthy lifestyle.

  2. The great Hastings market continues indoors once a month on the second Saturday of the month.

  3. I totally hear you about lugging groceries on the train. It's no fun. I have the D train stop right in front of my building, which makes the trip a little easier. I bought some canvas bags that go over my shoulders to make it easier to bring back heavier items. Good luck!

  4. The Harvest Home Farmers Market is happening indoors at Jacobi Hospital every Tuesday 8AM-4PM in the Main Lobby of Building #8.


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