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Old 08-25-2022, 09:14 AM
 
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Summer is coming to an end and I'm wondering where I can get some nice fresh (in season) fruits before it ends. I've only been to one random farmers market in park slope that didn't have much so wondering if anyone has gone to one worth traveling to
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Old 08-25-2022, 09:21 AM
 
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Summer is coming to an end and I'm wondering where I can get some nice fresh (in season) fruits before it ends. I've only been to one random farmers market in park slope that didn't have much so wondering if anyone has gone to one worth traveling to
Union Square is huge. You can check the lists of farmers/ stands on the Grow NYC website.

Also I think the Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza one is supposed to be large
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Old 08-25-2022, 09:38 AM
 
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Yes, Union Square has a great farmers market.

There is a pop-up farmers market in Midtown East (E 47th St bet 1st & 2nd aves) every Wednesday all year-round. They sell fresh stuff over there, check out their website: https://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/...g-hammarskjold
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Old 08-25-2022, 01:52 PM
 
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Summer is coming to an end and I'm wondering where I can get some nice fresh (in season) fruits before it ends. I've only been to one random farmers market in park slope that didn't have much so wondering if anyone has gone to one worth traveling to
Union Square in Manhattan, and Grand Army Plaza (on Saturdays) in Brooklyn are both big ones. Also in Brooklyn, the one along the outside of Fort Greene Park on the east side (Washington Park) is good too, that one is also on Saturdays.
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Old 08-25-2022, 01:56 PM
 
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Are these markets actually represented by farmers ? From upstate or queens farmers I wonder ?

Or is it just stores reselling their stuff under a farmer name.
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Old 08-25-2022, 02:04 PM
 
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Are these markets actually represented by farmers ? From upstate or queens farmers I wonder ?

Or is it just stores reselling their stuff under a farmer name.
They are actual farmers...

I second the one in Union Square. The other decent one is on the Upper West Side by Lincoln Center.
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Old 08-25-2022, 02:07 PM
 
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They are actual farmers...

I second the one in Union Square. The other decent one is on the Upper West Side by Lincoln Center.
They drive early morning from farms of Catskills to make a few bucks after s $69 gas ride ? Or the flat lands of NJ. Mountains of Vermont ??
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Old 08-25-2022, 02:21 PM
 
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They drive early morning from farms of Catskills to make a few bucks after s $69 gas ride ? Or the flat lands of NJ. Mountains of Vermont ??
Mountains of Vermont?? lol Most of these are local farmers from Upstate NY. I know because when I shop at Whole Foods, I buy a lot of local items produced right here in NY State. I just bought some maple syrup from Doc's the other day. They have a farm up in Woodhull NY where the maple syrup is single sourced. It is EXCELLENT. I like it in the glass, which Whole Foods stopped selling, but Doc's online still has it.

There are also a few vendors from Upstate in Bryant Park during the holidays for the winter. There's a farm Upstate that I like to get fresh donuts from. They're simple, but delicious. These farmers' markets are usually are once a week and seasonal, so a ride down is not that bad.
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Old 08-25-2022, 02:22 PM
 
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They drive early morning from farms of Catskills to make a few bucks after s $69 gas ride ? Or the flat lands of NJ. Mountains of Vermont ??
If you saw the prices they charge and the volume of business they do, you'd know they're not just making a few bucks.

This is the list from the GrowNYC website of farmers attending Union Sq market this week
  • Back to the Future Farm Milk, yogurt, cheese, poultry, and eggs from Orange County, NY
  • Berkshire Berries Honey, preserves, and maple syrup from Berkshire County, MA
  • Body & Soul Natural Gourmet Vegan and Gluten-free baked goods from New York (Manhattan) County, NY
  • Bread Alone Artisan breads, mostly Certified Organic, and pastries from Ulster County, NY
  • Central Valley Farm vegetables, small fruit, eggs, cheese, butter, preserved products from Hunterdon County, NJ
  • Dutchmill Garden Cut flowers from Gloucester County, NJ
  • Eckerton Hill Farm Heirloom tomatoes and peppers from Berks County, PA
  • Fantasy Fruit Farm Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and small fruits from Chenango County, NY
  • Huerta Farm Vegetables from Orange County, NY
  • John D Madura Farm Vegetables, eggs and mushrooms from Orange County, NY
  • Kimchee Harvest Farmstead kimchee and Vegetables from Delaware County, NY
  • Lani's Farm Vegetables, eggs and prepared foods from Burlington County, NJ
  • Lavender by the Bay Fresh cut, dried, and potted lavender, and honey from Suffolk County, NY
  • Martin's Pretzels Hand-rolled hard pretzels from Lancaster, PA & Jefferson, NY County, NJ
  • Nemeth Orchard Orchard fruit, berries and pastries from Ulster County, NY
  • Norwich Meadows Farm Certified Organic Vegetables from Chenango County, NY
  • Ox Hollow Farm Beef, pork, chicken, eggs and seasonal vegetables from Litchfield County, CT
  • PE & DD Seafood Wild ocean fish and shellfish from Suffolk County, NY
  • Pet-al Flowers Plants and flowers from Camden County, NJ
  • Phillips Farms Vegetables, orchard and small fruit from Hunterdon County, NJ
  • Quarton Farm Fruits, Vegetables and herbs from Sullivan County, NY
  • Roaming Acres Ostrich & emu eggs, ostrich meat, bison and certified Berkshire pork from Sussex County, NJ
  • Roxbury Mountain Maple Maple syrup and maple products from Delaware County, NY
  • She Wolf Bakery Breads from Kings County, NY
  • Sycamore Farms Vegetables from Orange County, NY
  • The River Garden Cut flowers & wreathes from Greene County, NY
  • Union Square Grassman Wheatgrass and salad greens from Kings County, NY
  • Wilklow Orchards Orchard and small fruits,Vegetables, cider, baked goods, jams, beef and pork from Ulster County, NY
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Old 08-25-2022, 02:22 PM
 
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Mountains of Vermont?? lol Most of these are local farmers from Upstate NY. I know because when I shop at Whole Foods, I buy a lot of local items produced right here in NY State. I just bought some maple syrup from Doc's the other day. They have a farm up in Woodhull NY where the maple syrup is single sourced. It is EXCELLENT. I like it in the glass, which Whole Foods stopped selling, but Doc's online still has it.

There are also a few vendors from Upstate in Bryant Park during the holidays for the winter. There's a farm Upstate that I like to get fresh donuts from. They're simple, but delicious. These farmers' markets are usually are once a week and seasonal, so a ride down is not that bad.
Wait there are local products at Whole Foods?
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