One of the best things about living in an urban jungle is that you can go out and buy turnips and rutabagas in the middle of January. In fact, there’s a great deal of local produce available year-round in the city, thanks to our amazing network of farmers markets.
Some of the markets are seasonal and some are year-round. I’ve compiled a list of year-round markets for those hearty souls who want to purchase their produce outside, in freezing temperatures, in the middle of winter.
List after the jump.
Staten Island Ferry/Whitehall, inside the terminal building, Tuesdays from 8-7
Bowling Green, Broadway & Battery Place, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-5
Tribeca, Greenwich St. & Chambers, Saturdays from 8-3
Tompkins Square, E 7th St. & Ave. A, Sundays from 8-6
Abingdon Square, W 12 St. & 8th Ave., Saturdays from 8-2
Union Square, E 17th St. & Broadway, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8-6
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E 47th St. & 2 Ave., Wednesdays from 8-6
Tucker Square, 66th St. & Columbus, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8-5
77th St., Columbus between 77th and 79th, Sundays from 10-5
97th St., W 97th St. & Columbus, Fridays from 8-2
Columbia, Broadway between 114th and 115th, Sundays and Thursdays from 8-6
Inwood, Isham St.-Seaman & Cooper, Saturdays from 8-3
Greenpoint-McCarren Park, Bedford & Lorimer, Saturdays from 8-3
Fort Greene Park, Washington Park & Dekalb, Saturdays from 8-5
Brooklyn Borough Hall, Court & Montague, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8-6
Grand Army Plaza, NW Entrance Prospect Park, Saturdays from 8-4
Note to all of you who are looking for a year-round farmers market in the Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island: So far, there aren’t any year-round markets there. But wouldn’t it be great if there were? This would be a good project for someone!