Farm-To-Table, NYC Guide | Sustainable Blog Edition #35

Farm-To-Table, NYC Guide | Sustainable Blog Edition #35

Sustainable Blog Edition #35.


Let’s face it, it is not easy to have a sustainable lifestyle while living in a big city. It is up to you to seek out sustainable practices that you can incorporate into everyday life. The farm-to-table movement is an easy way to support local agriculture and sustainable consumption both at home and around the city. Farm-to-table focuses on building a direct relationship between the food producer and the consumer (you, or a restaurant). 

Direct food consumption is a win-win for all parties involved. The system establishes food traceability, you are able to know exactly when and where a product originates. Additionally, the food is fresher, many produce lose the majority of their nutrients 24-hours after being harvested. For many restaurants it is also preferable as these fresher foods tend to hold better flavor. Last but not least, it ensures the food producer is getting fair pay for the cost of the produce, and cuts out a middle man corporation. 

Luckily, New York City has an amazing network of farmers markets and dozens of farm-to-table restaurants you can dine at. 


Farmers Markets


  • Union Square Greenmarket 

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8am – 6pm,  year round

Location: Union Square Park

  • Chelsea Down to Earth Farmers Market 

Hours: 9am – 3pm, Saturdays, mid-May to mid-December

Location: West 23rd Street near 9th Avenue

Hours: Saturdays, 8am – 3pm year round

Location: Isham Street between Seaman Avenue & Cooper Street 

Hours: 8am – 3pm, Sundays year-round

Location: Avenue A & Tompkins Square, E 7th Street

Hours: Sundays 9am – 4pm, year-round 

Location: Columbus Avenue between 77th and 79th Street 

  • Abingdon Square Greenmarket 

Hours: Saturdays 8am – 2pm, year-round

Location: Hudson Street & West 12th



  • Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket 

Hours: Saturday 8am – 3pm, year round

Location: Prospect Park West & Flatbush Avenue

Hours: 8am – 3pm, Saturdays year round

Location: Washington Park & Dekalb Ave

Hours: Sundays, 10am – 3pm, year-round

Location: Park Slope, 5th Avenue at 4th Street 




  • Jackson Heights Greenmarket 

Hours: Sunday 8am – 2pm, year-round

Location: 34th Ave between 79th & 80th Street

Hours: Saturdays: 8am – 2pm, January–April; 8am – 3pm, May–December

Location: Skillman Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Street 


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