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.
E. 17th St. & Broadway. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Columbus btwn 77th and 80th Streets. Sundays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Broadway between 114th and 115th Streets. Sundays and Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
W. 66th St. & Columbus. Thursdays and Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
E. 7th St. & Ave. A. Sundays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.