Agriculture

Greenmarket, the New York Green


L'agriculture in New York? Homemade bread, wine, cider, syrups, fruit, flowers and more, even New Yorkers do agriculture. Can you imagine hundreds of stalls decorating New York? If you can't, you just have to take a look at our photo gallery! It is about Greenmarket, set up in Union Square, the public square in the heart of Manhattan.

LOOK PHOTOS OF THE NEW YORK GREENMARKET

Greenmarket was staged for the first time, in 1976, with a handful of farmers but in the last 35 years the phenomenon has grown to become a colossal event for farmers and surroundings: hundreds of varieties of fruit and vegetables of each season, not to mention all the artisan products such as cheeses, bread, jams, pickles, plants, wine, flowers, cider, syrup and much more.

In 1976, the Council on the Environment of New York City, now GrowNYC, set up the program Greenmarket to revive the economy of small regional farmers. Since that year, farmers have had the opportunity to sell their produce in Union Square, the square that has become a beautiful open-air market with hundreds of stands for 140 regional producers.

With Greenmarket the producers sell their products to the inhabitants of New York City and to all those who with the purchase support local agriculture with their food expenditure. The atmosphere during the agricultural market of Union Square is buzzing: visitors, shoppers, demonstrators, tastings and more. Who said there is no place in New York for farmers? There is, and how! Is called Greenmarket, for all interested, the greenmarket in New York is set up on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

LOOK PHOTOS OF THE NEW YORK GREENMARKET


Video: ᴷ Walking Union Square Farmers Market New York City in the Rain 2020 August 29, 2020 (October 2020).