New York City is no stranger to fairs, markets, and outdoor bazaars. The city’s endless amount of farmers markets are a must-visit—especially once the weather starts to warm up—and the level of fresh produce and goods you can find here is unmatched. Whether you’re looking for seasonal produce, unique ingredients, fresh baked goods, or just an excuse to get outside in the warm weather, here are 15 of the best farmers markets in NYC, separated by borough.
1. 77th/79th Street Greenmarket, UWS
Behind the Museum of Natural History you’ll find this year-round market that stretches from 78th Street to 81st Street each Sunday. You can find almost anything here, from fresh fish and duck to baked goods and fresh flowers. Come summertime the berry selection is abundant, and now in the springtime you can find a bunch of foraged greens.
Where: Columbus Ave. and W. 77th St. (NE corner)
When: Every Sunday 9a.m. – 4p.m., year-round
2. Down to Earth Farmers Market, Chelsea
Down to Earth Markets bring together local farmers and food makers who source locally. Plus they invite qualified producers into their markets, giving these local food entrepreneurs a place to sell their products directly to shoppers.
Where: W. 23rd St.
When: Every Saturday 9a.m. – 3p.m., May 14–December 17
3. Tompkins Square Greenmarket, East Village
Located along the southwest corner of Tompkins Square Park, this year-round market brings local food to the neighborhood every Sunday. Here you’ll find anything from specialty produce and berries, to plants and flowers, and fresh eggs and glass bottled milk. They also host free seasonal cooking demonstrations and events.
Where: Avenue A and E. 7th St.
When: Every Sunday 9a.m. – 4p.m., January–April / 9a.m. – 5p.m., May–December, year-round
4. Union Square Greenmarket, Union Square
One of the most popular farmers markets in NYC, this world-famous market began with just a few farmers in 1976 and has grown exponentially since, sometimes featuring up to 140 farmers, bakers, fishers, and more. Here you’ll find hundreds of varieties of items to choose from during any given season. From fresh fruits and vegetables to award-winning farmstead cheeses and homemade moonshine.
Where: Union Square Park
When: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 8a.m. – 6p.m., year-round
5. Fort Greene Park Greenmarket, Fort Greene
You can find Fort Greene Park Greenmarket outside the entrance of Fort Greene Park. Find everything from greens and potatoes to fresh seafood and baked goods. You can even pick up some wine pressed from Long Island grapes.
Where: Washington Park and Dekalb Ave. (southeast corner of Fort Greene Park)
When: Every Saturday, 8a.m. – 3p.m., year-round
6. 7th Ave Sunset Park Greenmarket, Sunset Park
Head to the Sunset Park Greenmarket every Saturday to browse fresh local produce and maybe to pick up a plant or two. No matter what you’re looking for you can’t go wrong heading to this greenmarket.
Where: 7th Ave. & 44th St.
When: Every Saturday 8a.m. – 3p.m., year-round
7. Bay Ridge Greenmarket, Bay Ridge
Head to Bay Ridge’s Greenmarket situated in a Walgreens parking lot every Saturday from May through November. Often the gathering space for this tight-knit community, here you’ll find a large selection of producers selling everything from fresh caught fish, baked goods, fresh seasonal fruit, and flowers.
Where: 3rd Ave. & 95th St. (in the Walgreens parking lot)
When: Every Saturday 8a.m. – 3p.m., May 1-November 20
8. Forest Hills Greenmarket, Forest Hills
Situated in front of the Forest Hills Post Office, this neighborhood market carries a variety of locally grown, fresh products. You can also participate in free cooking demonstrations and kids activities throughout the season.
Where: Queens Blvd. at 70th Ave.
When: Every Sunday 8a.m. – 2p.m. January-May / 8a.m. – 3p.m., June-December, year-round
9. 31st Ave. Open Street Connected Chef Urban Farm Stand, Astoria
Astoria’s Open Street is maintained by local members of the community who volunteer to run the program in coordination with the businesses on the block, and this year they’re featuring an Urban Farm Stand every Saturday. Here you’ll find fresh, locally sourced produce and other artisan goods for sale on a sliding scale.
Where: 31st Ave. between 33rd St. and 35th St.
When: Every Saturday 1p.m. – 3p.m.
10. Sunnyside Greenmarket
Located near Lou Lodati Park, the Sunnyside Greenmarket is a thriving community offers a diverse mix products. Find a selection of vegetables grown in Orange County, specialty Mexican produce and herbs, cider, seasonal fruit, fresh-caught fish, and more.
Where: Skillman Ave. between 42nd and 43rd St.
When: Every Saturday 8a.m. – 2p.m. January-April / 8a.m. – 3p.m., May-December, year-round
11. Norwood Farmstand, Norwood
Funded in 2013, the Norwood Farmstand offers fresh and affordable produce grown by regional farmers. Plus, from July through November, this market works in partnership with the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center to hire neighborhood youth to manage the market, helping them to learn small business skills, nutrition education, and more.
Where: E. Gun Hill Rd. and Dekalb Ave.
When: Every Thursday 8:30a.m. – 4p.m., July-November / 9a.m. – 3p.m., December-June, year-round
12. Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket, Fleetwood
The Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket is a market filled with endless amounts of fresh, locally grown vegetables, seasonal fruit, local honey, and quality baked goods.
Where: 161st & Grand Concourse
When: Every Tuesday, 8a.m. – 4p.m., June 7 – November 22
13. Poe Park Greenmarket, Fordham
Located along the southern edge of Poe Park is this popular Bronx Greenmarket. Residents have been coming here for decades to see familiar farmers and pick up some fresh, locally-grown fruit, vegetables, specialty Mexican herbs and greens, and delicious baked goods such as pastries and bread.
Where: E. 192nd St. between Grand Concourse and Valentine Ave.
When: Every Tuesday 8a.m. – 3p.m., June 29-November 23
14. Saint George Greenmarket
Head to the St. George Greenmarket for fresh seasonal produce, cheese, seafood, and more. You can also pick up fresh juices and plants and flowers along the way. And, if you’re lucky, you may be able to snatch up some fresh heirloom tomatoes.
Where: St. Mark’s Pl. and Hyatt St.
When: Every Saturday, 8a.m. – 1p.m., January–April / 8a.m. – 2p.m., May–December, year-round
15. Staten Island Mall Greenmarket
At this greenmarket you’ll fine homemade baked goods such as pies, bread, and pastries, as well as fresh local honey and perfectly ripe orchard fruit.
Where: Staten Island Mall (Commuter Lot Behind Macy’s)
When: Every Saturday, June 11 – December 24