9/11 Marked the last World Trade Center Farmers Market… until now!

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After 16 years a farmers market has finally returned to World Trade Center. Tuesday was the grand re-opening at Oculus Plaza, here’s everything you need to know, with pictures from its triumphant return.

Most New Yorkers will forgo the luxury of farm fresh produce in favor of some good old-fashioned bodega grub. We’re all about convenience. But now there’s no excuse not to get hold of some fresh fruit and vegetables with the return of the farmers market at the World Trade Center.

The original farmers market had been around for  17 years before it closed following the events of 9/11. Now, 16 years later, there’s a new Farmers market in town, and judging by the pictures (below), it’s incredible.

Oculus Plaza was the location of the markets grand return on Tuesday. Greenmarket is open to the public every Tuesday from 7 am to 7 pm from now until November 21. It sells fresh and local goods like dairy, bread, vegetables, fruits, but also fair you may not immediately connect to a farmers market, like seafood.

But is it REALLY a farmers market? Simple, yeah, it is. Everything at the Greenmarket is 100% farmer grown/caught.

The market comes back to us courtesy of a project called GrowNYC. They are “the sustainability resource for New Yorkers: providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve our City and environment.” The project is involved in everything from recycling to rejuvenating the cities many community and school gardens, to teaching the youth of the city to become “Environmental Stewards.” This latest project, the Greenmarket, is just another amazing gift they are giving the city.

Check out some images from the markets inaugural day:

#newsflash!! #farmersmarket #comeonecomeall #oculusplaza #grownyc Tuesday’s 7AM-7pm @grownyc

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