New York City is home to more than 50 farmers markets

Greenmarket was founded in New York City in 1976. What began as a one-day-a-week farmer’s market in Union Square supporting seven farmers has since exploded. Today, the Greenmarket runs 52 markets which supports 240 farmers in seven states. The mission of the markets is to promote local agriculture and provide New Yorkers access to healthy locally grown foods. The program gives regional farms the opportunity to sell their products directly to city residents on a regular basis. It also allows locals to get to know those who grow the food they buy. Middlemen or brokers are not allowed. Greenmarket’s farmers… Read More

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